BOWLERS Mark Morris (4-28) and Chris Trewhella (4-24) paved the way for Nationwide House’s five-wicket win over Swindon 2nd in Division One on Saturday.

Despite Scott McNeil’s 41, Swindon were dismissed for 150 and Jon Clarke’s unbeaten 52 guided House home in the 42nd over, despite 3-21 from Connor O’Shea.

Malmesbury’s bowlers were also in the ascendancy in their clash with Lacock, Phil Cook (3-18) and Richard Gaunt (3-28) doing the damage to see Lacock out for 125 in under 40 overs.

An unbeaten 82 from George Royle then guided Malmesbury home to a nine-wicket triumph inside 29 overs.

James Lloyd hit 51 as Winsley (155-8) completed a two-wicket success over second-placed Corsham 2nd, who had been dismissed for 153, with Giles Williams taking 4-27.

Division Two

BEEHIVE Southwick survived a batting slump to eke out a one-wicket success at Swindon NALGO.

Gary Collins took 5-15 in nine overs and James Dennison 3-47 as NALGO were dismissed for just 113 in 31 overs.

The father and son partnership of Clive and Chris Warren appeared to have Beehive moving serenely towards the target, but they then lost four batsmen without scoring before Phil Stockley and Dennison edged them home.

Biddestone remained unbeaten at the head of the table after an eight-wicket victory over Swindon A, who were dismissed for just 90.

Jamie Baden top scored with 30, while Sebastian Galardo took 3-12 and James Bartlett 3-15 for Biddestone, who eased home with Charlie Quarrell scoring 54 not out.

Division Three

SWINDON United Churches returned from leaders Chippenham 2nd with a 22-point win to close the gap at the top.

Openers Jimmy Mann (25 from 28 balls) and Matt Shadwick (18 from 64 balls) absorbed the early Chippenham pressure before Danny Hunt accelerated with 40 from 65 balls.

Chippenham left-arm spinner Alex Christopher (3-41) turned the innings on its head, though, removing Hunt and Chris Gilchrist (37 from 29 balls) in the same over.

At 136-6, led by captain Rich Martin (16 not out from 27 balls) and number 10, Alex Smith (9 from 24 balls), the Churches tail wagged and got them up to 176-9 from 45 overs.

Chippenham started aggressively but Bilal Hussain (4-18) and Hunt (3-22) got Churches on top, with Chippenham at 86-6.

Steve Merryweather (39) tried to drag Chippenham back into it, but Hussain and Hunt mopped up their tail.

Heytesbury & Sutton Veny wrapped up a thumping 123-run victory over struggling Collingbourne, Graham Kitley scoring 65 as they reached 249-8.

Collingbourne’s frailties with the bat in recent weeks were evident once again as they were three wickets down without a run on the board at the end of the fourth over, then 20-5 in the 14th.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan Snow improved the situation, scoring 23 in a 67-run partnership with Owen Sheppard, who scored 57, but Collingbourne were all out for 126.

Seagry posted a gritty 151 all out against Keevil, with Mike Flynn (59) leading the scoring and Simon Emmett claiming 3-28.

Keevil made a good start to the chase, with opener Simon Tyler (38) hitting some lofty blows. Fellow opener Andy Hallett (51 not out) anchored the innings to the end, and with Will Hunter adding a quickfire 29 off 13 balls, Keevil eventually won by six wickets.

Division Four

TABLE-TOPPING Nationwide House 2nd scored a convincing five-wicket win over Combe Down, whom were reduced to 127 all out within 42 overs, Steve Lewis (3-9) and Dave Coates (4-10) doing the damage.

House advanced to a winning 128-5 inside 35 overs, opener Vikas Sidhu top scoring with 39, despite 3-29 from Clive Hulbert.

Division Five

MELKSHAM continued their good recent form as they defeated Goatacre 3rd by seven wickets.

Tight bowling from Chris Long and captain Rich Hemmings had Goatacre three wickets down for just 12 runs before Pete Turner (42) and Alan Griffin (29) led a partial recovery with a 55-run partnership.

Melksham turned the screw as Charlie Waylen finished with 4-20 and Chris Long 3-31, with Goatacre all out for 101.

Melksham got off to a watchful start as the required run rate was not an issue and, with Tom Wallis (53) continuing his recent good form, strolled their way to their sixth win of the season.

Trowbridge 2nd’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a 19-run win over Biddestone 3rd.

Trowbridge batted first and scored 235-7, both openers Ali Goddard (59) and Ryan Salter (57).

Kieran Gash 5-33 led the Biddestone attack but the reply (216-8) fell short despite 52 from James Howells and Gash’s 37.

Tom Lloyd’s 3-46 proved enough for Trowbridge.

Division Six

DEVIZES 2nd fielded well against Wilton, George Dunford taking 3-24 and Dom Shearn 3-26, as Wilton’s innings was over at 105.

Gary Rogers (51 not out) and Steve Parker (53 not out) made short work of reaching the required total in just over 17 overs for a 10-wicket win.

Division Seven

GARETH Lapham (42), Fred Butland (38) and Nigel Reeves (36) helped Beehive Southwick 2nd reach 237-7 from 45 overs against Lacock 2nd.

A fine partnership of more than 70 saw Matt Loft (53) and Richard Ingram (87) both reach half centuries but Ivan Mahany (3-27) saw Lacock all out for 219 from 43.1 overs.

Division Eight

BOX 2nd clinched a 164-run win over Avebury 2nd, Tony Trotman scoring 59 of their 214-6 as Daniel Dix took 4-43 for Avebury.

Gerald Hayward took 3-11 in 8.4 overs as Avebury’s reply was ended at just 50, the bulk of which was provided by Chris Bogg’s 25.

Division Nine

CORMACK Pritchett scored an unbeaten 73 in Biddestone 4th’s 185-8 against Winsley 3rd, Mark Merriman with 52.

A 25-run win was confirmed as Andy Marsh took 3-11, despite Wayne Griffiths’ unbeaten 44.