CHIPPENHAM 2nd made it back to back wins in Division One of the Wiltshire Cricket League after they stoutly defended their initial 202 to claim a 20-run victory against their Swindon counterparts.

Half-centuries from Tim Knight (66) and Josh Smith (58) helped Chippenham towards their total, before four wickets from Philip Adams restricted Swindon to 182-9 from their 45 overs.

Another team to successfully defend their score was Avebury as they claimed victory against Winsley by nine runs.

The second-placed team only managed 93 all out from 42.3 overs – S Underhill top scored with 33 – as Josh Lewis took 5-14.

Winsley were not able to chase the score down, though, as they were bowled out for 84 inside 37 overs.

Great Bedwyn recorded a 102-run victory over Corsham 2nd to become the third and final team to have won both of their opening games.

Opener Nick Davies (73) and number three Richard Bosson (60) led Bedwyn to 223 from their 45 overs.

In reply, only Corsham’s Ben Da Costa offered any real resistance as he struck 53, but the visitors fell way short on 121 as Sam Tuttle took 4-25.

Nationwide House claimed their first win of the season thanks to a thrilling four-wicket win away at Beckington.

Beckington posted 114 all out after 32.5 overs thanks, in the main, to a superb 75 not out from Charlie Rustell.

However, House chased the total down inside 36 overs as Jonathon Clarke top-scored with 54 not out.

Malmesbury won a low-scoring game by seven wickets as they hosted Marlborough.

The visitors batted first but only managed 34 all out in 21.4 as Malmesbury’s opening bowlers caused carnage.

Fin Beldon ended with figures of 5-9, while Stuart Brazington took 4-16.

Malmesbury knocked off the runs in the 20th over.

Division Two

BIDDESTONE 2nd stormed to a 10-wicket win over Swindon United Churches to record their first victory of the season.

Churches were all out for 145 as Tom Burford’s 55 nudged them towards a respectable total before Biddestone's Matt Unwin (45) and Will Pritchett (85) set about chasing down the score inside 30 overs.

Swindon NALGO made it back-to-back wins as they claimed a seven-wicket victory at home to Warminster 2nd.

Warminster struck 143 from their 45 overs, with Lance Harwood finishing his innings on 89 not out, before NALGO opener Prashant Joshi also struck 89 before being caught.

With the brunt of the work done already, NALGO comfortably reached their target inside 18 overs having lost only three wickets.

Division Three

CHIPPENHAM 3rd recorded a huge nine-wicket win away at Heytesbury & Sutton Veny as they chased down the hosts’ 151 all out with more than 15 overs still to play.

Heytesbury's Edward Read hit 73 to help the home side on their way, but Robert Humphreys (59no) and Timothy Dunford (49no) saw Chippenham reach their target comfortably.

Trowbridge 2nd squeezed past Bradford-on-Avon by two wickets.

Bradford set Trowbridge 112 to win as they were bowled out with one delivery remaining and the visitors were aided in their chase by a free-flowing 61 from opener Jayke Hudd.

Division Four

WANBOROUGH picked up a 23-run victory against Ramsbury thanks to the bowling efforts of Liam Stacey.

Having scored 23 with the bat as the home side posted 124 all out, Stacey then went on to take 4-13 in Ramsbury’s 101 all out reply.

Melksham lost by three wickets against Wroughton Wranglers.

Melksham were all out for 91 before Wroughton knocked off the required runs in the 32nd over.

Division Six

BLUNSDON won a thrilling encounter away at Royal Wootton Bassett 3rd by six wickets.

Bassett reached 172 all out thanks to Das Rafiq’s 76 before Shaun Dodson smashed 85 not out to see his team home in the 34th over.