WILTSHIRE LEAGUE CRICKET: Leaders stay top

This Is Wiltshire: White Horse batsman Jon Candy on his way to an  innings of 68 in his side’s win over Trowbridge A in Division Five on Saturday White Horse batsman Jon Candy on his way to an innings of 68 in his side’s win over Trowbridge A in Division Five on Saturday

MALMESBURY maintained their slender lead at the top of Division One with a seven-wicket win over Collingbourne.

Josh Langley took 4-28 as Collingbourne were all out for 117, Archie Scott scoring 44 before an unbeaten 29 from James Gaunt saw the visitors home.

Wootton Bassett kept up the pressure with a 23-run success over Hinton Charterhouse, who were all out for 181 chasing 204 all out, Bassett’s Roger Willoughby taking 6-37 in nine overs.

Short-handed Swindon Nalgo recovered from 11-2 after ten overs to reach 101-4 off 29 as Ahmad Faraz (49) and Safraz Khan (21) put on 40 for the third wicket.

Rafiq joined Faraz and added 51 for the fourth wicket before Mudassar Rafiq (69) and Rizwan Quadri (50 not out) put on 79 for the seventh as Nalgo closed on 200-8.

Beanacre raced to 51 before the loss of their first wicket before Ben Brown (24) and Steve Rendell put on 32.

Chris Downham (14) joined Rendell to take Beanacre to within 79 runs of victory.

Alex Tanner’s arrival at the crease accelerated matters, his unbeaten 37 helping the home side to victory in the 42nd over, Rendell remaining unbeaten on 79.

Bradford on Avon inflicted a 99-run defeat on former leaders Urchfont as Nick Gerrish hit 39 and Tony Burrows 26 in their 181-9.

Urchfont were dismissed for just 82 as Gerrish took 5-10 in 4.4 overs and Mishak Belfon 4-33.

Division 2

ALL Cannings failed to chase down a lowly target after bowling out Keevil for just 94, Ruan Simons having taken 5-26 from eight overs.

Hugo Saye hit 32, but 5-40 from Alex Forsey and Simon Emmitt’s 4-21 left them short on 89 all out.

Steve Copland’s 7-40 in 9.3 overs helped Lacock dismiss Spye Park for 147.

Unbeaten knocks of 75 and 65 from Phil Steans and Miles Copland respectively got Lacock to their target for the loss of three wickets.

Division 3

SEAGRY’S Adam Lawrence struck 109 of his side’s 186 all out against leaders Avebury, who reached their target for the loss of five wickets as Bruce Crook finished unbeaten on 53, Dean Roodt scored 39 and Greg Dix an unbeaten 30.

Mike Spong’s unbeaten 117 and 98 not out from Gary Collins helped Beehive (Southwick) inflict a heavy defeat on promotion candidates Wootton Bassett 2nd, who were all out for 125.

Phil Alsop hit 118 of Potterne 3rd’s 227-7 against Heytesbury & Sutton Veny, who came up just short in reply as Ollie Hares scored 56 in their 210-7.

Ian Morton’s 4-33 helped Wanborough dismiss Beanacre & Melksham 2nd for 132 pursuing 178. Earlier, Mike Pethick had scored 44 in Wanborough’s innings.

Corsham 3rd’s Liam Sumsion (67) and Jake Valentine (49) shared a first-wicket partnership of 113 in their 210-6, in which Karan Kumar added an unbeaten 51 before their match with Biddestone 3rd was abandoned.

Division 4

WILCOT amassed 238-1 against Corsham 4th as Shane Bryant hit an unbeaten 106 and Steve Sadler 77 not out. Four wickets from Graham Smith ensured Corsham were dismissed for just 81.

Mark Toseland’s 48 was in a losing cause as Malmesbury 2nd (126) lost by six wickets to Bathford (127-4).

Wootton Bassett 3rd were in glorious batting form as they piled on 316-2 to stun leaders Ramsbury.

Ben Mattick scored 118 not out, Stuart Grant 106 and James Smith Snr 69 and Ramsbury came up short on 225-9 in reply.

Division 5

WHITE Horse continued their march towards the title with a 198-run thrashing of Trowbridge A on Saturday.

Horse scored 266-7, with Jon Candy and Tristan Norman both hitting 68, while Trowbridge’s Graham Booth took 4-62.

Trowbridge were all out for just 46 as Tom Lentschner took 6-21 in just seven overs.

Graham Cuthbertson’s 6-53 in 11 overs for Warminster 3rd helped dismiss Hinton Charterhouse 2nd for 194 but, despite 74 from Saffy Farhaz, the were unable to overhaul the target, ending on 164.

Ian Sandell scored 111 of Chippenham 3rd’s 204 against Cherhill, who finished on 126-8 in reply.

An unbeaten 46 from Kyle Barnes and 33 from Tom Ponting proved decisive as second-placed Goatacre 3rd (170-5) claimed a five-wicket triumph over Spye Park 2nd.

Division 6

FOUR wickets apiece from Ash Rosier (4-27) and Graham Milne (4-25) helped leaders Burbage & Easton Royal 3rd dismiss their Winsley counterparts for just 91.

Alan Wheeler (42 not out) and Russ Buck (44 not out) helped Burbage home for the loss of one wicket.

Tony Trotman’s 74 set up Box 2nd’s winning 187-7 against Potterne 4th, who were dismissed for 102 in reply, Richard Hulbert taking 7-23.

An unbroken stand of 126 for the second wicket between Rob Robson (72 not out) and Aiden Davidson (46 not out) helped Heytesbury & Sutton Veny 2nd to a nine-wicket success over Collingbourne 2nd.

Division 7

LEADERS Marlborough 3rd maintained their unbeaten league run by putting Wanborough 2nd to the sword by seven wickets.

Noel Braganza scored 88 in Wanborough’s 215-9 but Ed Puddick’s unbeaten 72 and 67 from Bradley Frost got Marlborough home for the loss of three wickets.

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