Bishops Castle 130-9 lost to Hodnet 131-2 by seven wickets

BISHOPS Castle continue to languish in the relegation zone following a seven wicket home defeat to Hodnet.

Opener Tom Moulder was joined by Richard Fifield in an 80 run second wicket stand before the latter was caught by Chris Watkins off Matt Watkins (1-30) for a top scoring 44.

Moulder was caught by Kevin George off Richard Barge (4-28) for 41 to spark a collapse with Castle all out for 130.

Paul Moulder (2-20) delayed the inevitable with openers Mike Jenkins (42) and George (21) removed.

However Barge (21no) was joined by Matt McMaster (16no) in an unbroken third wicket stand to steer Hodnet to 131-2 and glory in the 27th over.