HINTON Charterhouse’s 250-5 was far too much for Collingbourne to chase in their Wiltshire League Division One fixture.

In reply, Owen Sheppard hit an unbeaten 80 and Iain Kiy scored 60 not out for Collingbourne, who ended 49 runs short on 201-3.

Bradford on Avon slipped nearer the drop zone as they lost by six wickets to Swindon Civil Service. Bradford posted 159-9 with Ian Pinchen scoring 55, Andy Mildenhall taking 3-33 and Ben Batchelor 5-37. Jamie Baden hit 47 and Dave Batchelor 36 in the winning reply, which reached 162-4.

James Gillespie’s unbeaten 80 and 52 from George Royle helped Malmesbury (167-1) stay top of the table with a nine-wicket success over Urchfont (166).

Box were comfortable winners over Swindon NALGO, posting 243-4, as captain Richard Foley scored an unbeaten 93 and Johnny Page 92. Prashant Joshi took 3-52 for Nalgo, whose reply ended at 150, Pegler and Foley taking three wickets each.

In Division Two, Lacock maintained the pressure on the leaders with a 24-run win over Swindon United Churches. Jon Helps scored 39 and Matthew Cooper 38 in Lacock’s 179-9, Rich Martin taking 3-45 and Chris Spackman 2-42.

Jimmy Mann hit 58 in 82 balls for Churches, but 3-48 from Dan King and Steve Copland’s 3-12 saw them come up short.

With Division Three leaders Wootton Bassett 2nds inactive, basement boys Wanborough picked up a welcome two-wicket victory over Corsham 3rds, who were all out for 115.

There were three wickets for Andy Thompson and Robbie Hills then hit 35 in the reply, which reached the target despite three wickets each for Kapelan Kulendranathan and Sam Thomson.

Openers Mark Toseland and Michael Brind smashed 128 not out and 50 not out respectively as nine-man Malmesbury 2nds overhauled Swindon B’s 206-8, which had included 73 from Joe Thomson, to clinch their first victory of the season in Division Four.

Ramsbury (144-8) remain top after a two-wicket win over Wilcot (142) and Blunsdon stayed in touch with a 96-run success over Buscot Park.

Meanwhile, Jag Chahal scored 89 not out and Mark Vincent 41 as Wootton Bassett 3rds overhauled Lambourn (176) to win by six wickets.

Goatacre 3rds recorded their seventh win in a row in Division Five, restricting Hinton Charterhouse 2nds to 178, Andy Lewis taking five wickets. Unbeaten half centuries from Amitabh Chakraborty and Ben Miller saw Goatacre home by nine wickets in 28 overs.

Chris Ladd’s 41 not out guided White Horse to an easy win over Cherhill, who were dismissed for just 73 with Tom Lentschner having taken 4-22.

Division Seven leaders Marlborough 3rds overhauled Highworth’s 98 all out, Tim Law with 3-19 and Rory Law 2-17 excelling among the bowlers. Unbeaten 24s from Andy Rawlings and Vannie Williams helped Marlborough get home for the loss of six wickets.