Nailsea travelled to league leaders Stapleton, hoping to pull off a surprise in this weekend’s encounter.
Having decided to take first use of batting conditions, Nailsea got away to a sound start, with openers Mike Ready (29) and Gary Phippen (14) adding exactly 50 for the first wicket.
However, once they fell, wickets began to fall at regular intervals, as batters got starts, but were unable to build meaningful partnerships.
Ryan Lester added 10, Rob Lange 16, and skipper Pete Hardcastle 26, but it took useful contributions from David McIlroy with 15 and Mat Beadle with 17 not out to get Nailsea to a reasonable 155 for 8 from their 40 overs.
In reply, Stapleton also got off to a useful start.
It took the introduction of Al Rogerson (1-21) to make the initial breakthrough thanks to a Steve Lester catch, but despite ringing the changes, Nailsea could not make inroads into the Stapleton batting.
Hardcastle joined the attack late on and took two quick wickets, as he finished with 2-18, aided by catches from Tony Hill and Rob Lange but those were to be the only successes as the hosts ran out 7 wicket winners.
Next week sees Nailsea host Oldfield Park, hoping to reverse the fortunes from the earlier meeting between the two sides.