After roughening Law up in the delicate region, the Macc bowler then collected another wicket as, only three balls later, Law handed Keen an easy catch.
Ward then bowled Williams for a two-ball duck and Macc were in total control, with Chester teetering on 26-6.
But Macc’s progress was halted there when they came up against the resolute Ross Dixon and Ash Davis.
Macc continued to bowl aggressively and with precision, but the two batsmen fought excellently. Dixon somehow evaded the short bowling of Tait and stemmed the flow of wickets from Ward.
With a few bowling changes and attacking fields, Macc tried to find a way through, but Chester continued to keep Macc at bay.
Dixon and Davis seemed to have the answers and were adding some runs as well. The pair brought up a 50 partnership and started to look irremovable.
Tait came back into the attack with just over 5 overs to go, he bowled a beauty to remove Dixon for 51, bringing to an end the 80-run partnership.
Not long after Tait picked up another wicket, whilst Ward induced the edge of Davis for 26, backed up with a smart slip catch from Bertus.
Chester were now 106- 9. But like last week, Macc just couldn’t create one more chance and Chester avoided defeat, finishing on 107-9 from their 34 overs.
Macc went away disappointed they hadn’t won but also very satisfied knowing they’d picked up 15 points against one of the best teams in the country.