WINSLEY moved up to second behind Division One leaders Bear Flat as they won a high-scoring contest against Malmesbury by five runs.

Charlie Holton’s 111 and 65 from James O’Connell set up the villagers’ 256-6 off their 45 overs and Malmesbury fell just short in their pursuit, Ewen Kenny scoring 78.

Wes Hartslief hit an unbeaten 107 to guide Avebury to their opening win of the season against Lacock, who had reached 237-5 in their 45 overs.

Hartslief took 3-21, then excelled with the bat and Charlie Redmayne added 97 to help the side (238-8) home by two wickets.

Richard Foley’s unbeaten 82 and 42 from Dave Crawford got Box to 199-7 against Corsham 2nd, but Will Collier’s unbeaten 45 allowed his side to reach their target for the loss of six wickets.

Division Two

UNBEATEN Biddestone 2nd continued their perfect start to the campaign as they restricted Potterne 2nd to 157 all out in just under 38 overs, Jack Hurley scoring 42 as Phil Knight took 3-26.

Biddestone lost early wickets before Akito Jacques (63 not out) and Charlie Quarrell (39) saw them home to a five-wicket victory.

Bradford on Avon opened their win account for the season as an opening partnership of 151 from Jonny Marrion (91 from 88 balls) and Matthew Harrington (53) saw them reach 270-8 against Warminster 2nd.

Rich Davie hit 51 and Sanjay Malik 42 in the reply, but Matthew Henley took 3-19 in 5.3 overs and Danny Hall 3-17 in four to ensure they finished on 175 all out, 95 runs short.

Division Three

SWINDON United Churches sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory at home to Goatacre 2nd.

Put into bat, Goatacre 2nd were soon in a spot of bother at 20-3 thanks to opening bowler Chris Spackman (3-25) before a partnership of 50 between middle-order batsmen Chris Chapman (26) and Andrew Donegan (28) steadied the ship.

Right-arm seamer Bilal Hussain (3-33) tore into the later batting line-up as Goatacre were removed for 113 inside 40 overs.

Jimmy Mann (39 from 65 balls) and Danny Hunt (26 not out from 37) broke the back of the run chase, Chris Gilchrist (34 not out) helping to seal the win in 24 overs.

Eddie Read smashed 163 not out for Heytesbury & Sutton Veny in their 283-3 against Seagry, Rob Robson adding an unbeaten 47.

Jake Small’s 3-27 ensured Seagry were never in the hunt in reply, as they ended 149 runs short on 134 all out.

Collingbourne are celebrating their first victory of the season after seeing off visitors Potterne 3rd.

Putting their rivals in, Jon Candler (3-27) and Owen Sheppard (4-31) restricted Potterne to 169 from their 45 overs, after a 65-run partnership between opener James Shadwell (31) and captain Nick Mooney (37).

Collingbourne found themselves two wickets down without a run on the board after just the second over with Potterne’s Harry Merrit doing the damage but Sheppard and Archie Scott rebuilt with a 74-run partnership.

As they closed in on victory, Collingbourne’s number 11 - 16 year old Nathan Snow - came in with five balls to go and two runs needed before sweeping the final ball for four to seal a nail-biting win.

Division Four

SPYE Park stayed top of the tree with a 27-run success over Marlborough 2nd, Elliott Townsend’s unbeaten 90 forming the backbone of Park’s 234-8.

Pete Ellis (3-26) and John Beal (3-30) did the bulk of the damage to the Marlborough reply, which ended at 207 in the 45th over.

Royal Wootton Bassett 2nd’s batsmen were in dominant form against Wanborough, amassing 260-4 as Stefan Tyrie hit 70 and Harvey Cummins 60.

Wanborough were well off the pace in their reply, succumbing to 87 all out as Mark Lazenby took 4-23 and Nadun Paranathala 3-3.

Division Five

A CENTURY partnership from openers David Griffin (83) and Mike Davies (61) helped Royal Wootton Bassett 3rd to 221-6 against Biddestone 3rd.

The reply proceeded steadily, but wickets were lost regularly, Martin Hewitt top-scoring with 68 as they squeezed home by one wicket, despite Graham King taking 4-59 and Navjot Chahal 3-32.

Purton 2nd’s Joe Dunn ripped through the Melksham batting line-up, taking 6-23 as the home side scraped to 75 all out in 23.3 overs.

Purton comfortably reached their target after 22 overs, despite Melksham skipper Rich Hemmings claiming 4-22.

Ali Goddard scored 116 to help unbeaten leaders Trowbridge 2nd (199-4) past Goatacre 3rd, who had earlier scored 198-4, with Mark Atkinson hitting 51.

Division Six

DOMINIC Shearn and Joe Hutchinson shared a 129-run partnership to guide Devizes 2nd to a five-wicket success against Beckington 2nd, who had earlier been dismissed for 165.

Hutchinson took 4-17 as Beckington were reduced to 39-5 at one stage, but Shearn (71 not out) and Hutchinson (42) wrapped up the win for Devizes.

Division Seven

WESTBURY 2nd maintained their unbeaten start, as they edged home against Corsham 4th in a wicket-laden encounter.

Jake Andrews (3-15) and James Dark (3-11) led the attack as Corsham were dismissed for 112, Flynn Day scoring 32 before Paul Gainey (30) helped them reach the target, Matthew Angell taking 3-18.

Sam Rose took 7-37 to help Lacock 2nd restrict Swindon B to 147 in 35 overs, Adam Davidson with 45.

Matt Loft’s 91 guided Lacock to a two-wicket victory, despite Wahab Khalid’s 4-33, including a hat-trick.

Division Eight

VISHAL Oswal (3-10) and Ritesh Pal (3-9) allowed leaders Trowbridge 3rd to restrict Marshfield 3rd to 62 all out, although the reply (63-9) also received a scare as Mark Dixon’s 3-12 saw them edged home by one wicket.

Chris Bultitude delivered with bat and ball as Box 2nd defeated Calne 2nd by 90 runs.

Bultitude scored 90 of his side’s 244-8 - Kev Dolman adding 43 - then took 5-27 as the reply was stopped at 184, despite 89 from Henry Lee.

Division Nine

GOATACRE 3rd are top after restricting Devizes 3rd to 78 all out, Andrew Lewis taking 4-7 and 12-year-old George Lewis 4-22.

Alan Griffin’s unbeaten 49 saw Goatacre home.