THREE wickets each from Oliver Jackson (3-23) and Josh Hodder (3-15) helped Potterne 2nd maintain their Wiltshire League Division One lead on Saturday.

The duo's efforts helped reduce defending champions Bear Flat to 159 all out in under 34 overs, before Jack Hurley (44) and Hodder (40) guided the villagers to a seven-wicket triumph in less than 28 overs.

Second-placed Swindon 2nd also won, amassing 223-8 against Malmesbury with 73 from Tomas Foreman and 61 from Christy Millar.

Connor O'Shea's 3-31 helped keep Malmesbury just three shy of the target on 220-6.

Winsley overtook Great Bedwyn to go third, Pete Orchard took 3-41 as Bedwyn reached 208 all out, Neil Maycock scored 66.

Giles Williams then smashed an unbeaten 110 to help the village side home in 41 overs.

Peter Force-Jones took 4-39 as Avebury dismissed hosts Box for just 135 in their four-wicket win

Division Two

FOUR sides are separated by just eight points at the top, leaders Beckington picked up 20 points when Lacock forfeited their clash.

Biddestone 2nd are third following an eight-wicket win over Swindon A, who were dismissed for 160 despite 47 from Joseph Da Cunha.

Josh Boulton took 3-34 and Robbie Foston's unbeaten 105, plus 55 from Tim Knight saw Biddestone storm home in under 15 overs.

Swindon Nalgo got the better of promotion rivals Chippenham 2nd, who scored 236-8, thanks mainly to Trevor Lloyd's unbeaten 64.

Sarfraz Khan took 3-46 and 73 from Zaheed Abbas got Nalgo home in the 44th over.

Division Three

MATTHEW Harrington's 74 and 61 from Chris Thompson navigated Bradford on Avon (215-6) to a four-wicket win over Marlborough 2nd (211 all out), for whom Steve Jones scored 65.

Russ Buck's 76 helped Burbage & Easton Royal 2nd to 213-8 against White Horse before Herb Berridge (4-27) helped dismiss Horse for 152.

Two Simons did the damage in Keevil's (226 all out) 52-run win over Wroughton Wranglers (174 all out), Simon Tyler hitting 75 before Simon Emnett took 6-44.

Division Four

JACK Harris (48) and Raj Samant (41 not out) helped Nationwide House (218-8) defeat Royal Wootton Bassett 2nd (201-7) by 17 runs.

Marshfield 2nd's Glenn Perry 4-35 helped dismiss Devizes 2nd for 165 before Perry clubbed 85 not out and Kevin Hendy an unbeaten 55 to secure a nine-wicket win.

Division Five

MELKSHAM bounced back from last week's defeat to Purton 2nd with a 143-run triumph over Biddestone 3rd, captain Joe Veacock (154) and Matt Hunt (128 not out) leading the charge with a pair of magnificent centuries in a partnership of 241.

Despite 59 from Cormac Pricthett and 46 from Ed Carver, Biddestone came up well short on 212 all out, Veacock recorded 3-48.

Wanborough remained right behind the leaders, Stanley Vase taking 4-52 in Goatacre 3rd's innings of 272 all out, which contained 103 from Tom Beard.

John Baldwin (114 not out) and Paul Penfold (107) guided Wanborough home in the 44th over.

Division Six

GRAHAM Milne took 4-16 as Burbage & Easton Royal (206-9) lowered the colours of leaders Sherston Magna (156 all out).

Arul Ramasamy (4-18) and 3-33 from Dave Bott did the damage despite 108 from Beckington 2nd's Jamie Caddis in their 209 all out.

Ramasamy hit an unbeaten 75 in the successful reply (213-3).

Division Seven

LEADERS Trowbridge 3rd were five-wicket winners over Beehive Southwick 2nd for whom Clive Warren registered 85 runs in a 161-8 score.

Kurmananda Swamy Gare's 53 took Trowbridge past their target.

George May (4-7) and Gareth Pugh (3-12) helped Christian Malford (78-2) stop Malmesbury 2nd at 74-8 in their eight-wicket triumph.

Division Eight

HENRY Fry retired on 129, Ross Haines got 82 and Jeremy Richards added 74 in Avebury 2nd's mammoth 342-7 against Calne 2nd.

Fry then took 6-24 to stop the chase at 221, despite 122 from Henry Lee.

Andrew Lewis hit 101 of Goatacre 4th's 228-7 against Chippenham 4th, but Nathan Dunford's unbeaten 136 and 63 not out from Steve Thompsett got Chippenham home in 30 overs.

Corsham 4th's Steve Day took 7-23 to dismiss Marshfield 3rd for 141 as Richard Toghill's 69 helped Corsham to their win.

Division Nine

JOHN Illes 3-31 saw North Bradley halt Biddestone 4th for 134-5 in 25 overs, Stuart Powell's 62 navigated Bradley to success.