CHIPPENHAM 3rd have clinched the Division Four title with a game to spare after their 40-run success over Corsham 3rd.

Having been bowled out for 148 inside 41 overs, with Angus Bollen finishing with 4-32 for the visitors, Chippenham relied on their bowling to see them over the line and delivered as Dan Pettit finished with 3-12 from his six overs, dismissing two of the top three batsmen.

Despite Ben Da Costa scoring 40 in a middle-order stand, Corsham were skittled for 108 to hand Chippenham the crown.

Second-placed Nationwide House, who have a game in hand, secured a five-wicket success over Wanborough, courtesy of Rog Pettifer’s unbeaten 40, but Chippenham’s lead of 57 points is unassailable.


THE title will go into the final two weeks after leaders Bear Flat and second-placed Corsham 2nd both picked up 24 points from their wins to keep the gap at 17 points.

Ross Newman’s unbeaten 97 helped the leaders set a target of 209, with Lacock falling 33 runs short despite Phil Steans’ 52, with Shreyas Malhotra taking 5-24.

Corsham also set a large target as Matt Unwin (78) and Liam Sumsion (48) helped the hosts to 212-8.

Simon Crampton took 4-22 with the ball for Corsham to see Swindon 2nd all out for 172.


POTTERNE 2nd saw their lead at the top cut by two points at the weekend despite a six-wicket victory away to Bath Hospitals.

Jon Fair (78) and Jake Dyer (52) both impressed but the hosts were dismissed for 190.

Potterne reached their target inside 32 overs for the loss of just four wickets thanks to Jack Hurley’s 61 and Sam Gaiger’s unbeaten 65.

However, their lead at the top was reduced to 27 points with two games to play after Hinton Charterhouse collected 27 points from their win at home to Swindon A.

Chris Antrobus hit the second biggest score of the weekend across all divisions with his 124 as Hinton set a whopping target of 292.

Swindon were skittled for just 88 runs, Grant Sheppard claiming a five-fer, conceding just 16 runs in the process.


THINGS are also looking good for Chippenham 2nd after their 79-run win over Keevil maintained their 20-point lead at the top.

Ryan Merryweather’s 75 not out helped his side to 212-7 before the hosts were dispatched for 133 in 35 overs.

Swindon United Churches remain within touching distance after beating Seagry by 90 runs, Martin Garstang’s 37 off 42 balls helping the hosts to 145 all out, before Chris Spackman took four wickets as Seagry were dismissed for a measly 55.


BURBAGE & Easton Royal 2nd also saw their lead at the summit cut at the weekend following their 37-run win over Biddestone 3rd.

Neil Patel (39) top scored for the hosts, who set a target of 173 from their 45 overs before Biddestone came up 37 runs short despite batting out their full quota of overs.

However, Trowbridge 2nd recorded an impressive 10-wicket over Blunsdon to reduce the gap at the top to 17 points.

The hosts were able to dispatch their visitors for just 63 runs, Luke Seymour and Prabhu Vanniyar both taking four wickets apiece before Ryan Salter (30 not out) and Alistair Goddard (31 not out) guided Trowbridge home unscathed.

Joe Veacock (64) put on a 97-run stand with Ed Skippings as Melksham reached 221-9 against Bathford, Jack Footner adding his first league 50.

Bathford ended on 180-5, despite 63 from Paul Merrett.


DEVIZES 2nd have leapfrogged Marshfield 2nd into top spot after recording a stunning 10-wicket victory over the previous leaders.

Archie Easton took a five-fer at the expense of just 14 runs as Marshfield were stifled to just 104-9 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Devizes were untroubled as Matt Tilley (56 not out) and Gary Rogers (29 not out) saw them reach the target within 25 overs without loss and move them 11 points clear at the top.


WESTBURY 2nd will be crowned champions despite seeing their game with Lacock 2nd cancelled at the weekend.

Having picked up eight points from the fixture, they remain 59 points clear at the top of the league with just two games to play.

Great Bedwyn, who sat second heading into the weekend, were leapfrogged by their victors Hinton Charterhouse 2nd, who secured a 95-run victory after setting the pace in the first innings, scoring 226 from their 45 overs, Richard Newport with 66.

Great Bedwyn’s reply struggled as they were dismissed for 131 with 29 deliveries remaining as Newport also shone with the ball in hand, taking 5-28.


CALNE 2nd and Trowbridge 3rd continue to battle it out at the top of the table, with the latter’s advantage snipped to 13 points.

Second-placed Calne picked up 24 points from their 142-run success over Bathford 2nd, while Trowbridge secured 21 points from their 112-run win over Wanborough 2nd, James Crocket with an unbeaten 80.


JOHN Berridge took the batting plaudits from the weekend as he top scored across all divisions with his unbeaten knock of 161 as Burbage & Easton Royal 4th dealt Marlborough 3rd a blow in their race for the title with a 47-run win.

New leaders Goatacre 4th and Westbury 3rd both climbed above Marlborough in the table with wins over Winsley 3rd and Buscot Park 2nd respectively.

Just nine points separate the top three with each having one game left on their calendar.