Highworth skittled out for just 11 by Goatacre
GOATACRE 3rds’ Division Six meeting with Highworth lasted little over an hour as the villagers obliterated their rivals’ batting in astonishing fashion.
Bottom side Highworth, who could only field eight players, were all out for just 11 in 8.4 overs as Dan Wiseman’s 4-1 off four overs helped do the damage.
Goatacre then needed eight balls to go past their measly target for the loss of one wicket.
Purton 2nds still kept hold of top spot in the division with just two weekends left, however, as they beat Biddestone 4ths by 148 runs.
Purton totalled 256-2 from 36 overs, Dave Allen scoring a superb 167 and Chris Newman unbeaten on 63. Biddestone were 108 all out in reply, Joe Dunn taking 4-24.
Spye Park’s end-of-season revival continued as they made it back-to-back wins with a 31-run success over Malmesbury in Division One.
In the top flight’s only fixture to finish Park, who are almost certainly relegated, scored 171 as openers Paul Fennell and Jon Anstee De Mas hit 54 and 45 respectively. Jack Ward took 5-28, including three victims in one over.
Their bowlers then got to work as Malmesbury were dismissed for 140, despite James Gillsepie’s 57.
There were three wickets each for Dave Beal (3-33) and Peter Ellis (3-23), while Jon Beal took 2-22.
Box claimed the Division Two title as their clash with Beckington was abandoned, with Beckington at 64-4.
Jordan Welsby took 7-18 from just 6.1 overs as Westinghouse destroyed Warminster 3rds’ batting line-up for just 28 before coasting to victory.
In Division Four, unbeaten knocks of 24 from Ben Willoughby and 32 from Mark Crone guided Lambourne to a nine-wicket victory over Trowbridge A, who were all out for 85 as Dan Hawkins took 4-31.
Buscot Park went into Saturday’s clash with Spye Park 2nds winless in August and in danger of seeing their season slip off the rails with other teams catching up in Division Five. However, the hosts managed to chase down their 121-run target with ease, losing just three wickets as Hamish Miller scored 59 not out.
The win sees Buscot Park open up a 21-point lead over Blunsdon with two weeks of the season to go.
Box are on the verge of a double title triumph as their second team moved clear at the top of Division Seven after a comfortable 154-run win over Marshfield 3rds.
Steve Hall hit 94 and Chris Jenkins 31 in their side’s 217-9 declared and Marshfield struggled to just 63 all out as Dan Pettit took 3-4 in 5.4 overs, Kevin Dolman (1-7), Gavin Richardson (2-26) also doing the damage.
Marlborough took advantage of the abandonment of games involving Goatacre 4ths and Wanborough 2nds to take a one-point lead in the three-way battle at the top of Division Eight.
Their eight-wicket win over Calne 3rds came as Calne reached 137-8 off 45 overs, Dale Goss hitting 59.
Marlborough reached a rain-reduced target as Andy Crabbe scored an unbeaten 44.
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