NEWTOWN IIs returned to winnings ways in division two of the Henshalls Shropshire Reserve League with a 59 run victory over Willey IIs.

Despite the cheap loss of opener Ricky Davies, caught by Haider Raza off Graham Ball (1-7) for eight the home side were led to a commanding 196-1 to defend with Dai Brown (84no) carrying his bat alongside Sam Morris (87).

Brandon Baynham (1-14) claimed opener Simon McCutcheon, caught by Brown for 38 before Ball was caught by Dave Anthony off Jack Williams (1-12) for 25 and Raza was caught and bowled by Davies (2-15) for 19.

Alan Jones (3-21) dismissed Dave McIntosh for a top scoring 41 to complete Willey’s demise for 137 in the 39th over of their reply.

Meanwhile Alberbury IIs slipped to a four wicket defeat at Quatt IIs in division one with George Marsh producing a career best 6-27.

James Hearle (33) led middle order resistance alongside Nick Williams (27) before Jenny Cotham (2-30) and Daniel Haywood (1-24) struck to complete Alberbury’s fall for 166.

Preston Fletcher (4-31) led Alberbury’s attack in reply with Ian Biddle (33) and Richard Jones (30) among his victims while Steve Morris (1-25) toppled Ryan Willetts (25).

However Andrew Chapman (18no) was joined by Haywood (9no) in guiding Quatt to 167-6 in the 37th over.

Elsewhere Montgomery IIs remain rooted to the foot of the table following a 10 wicket hammering at the hands of Wem IIs.

A defiant Lennon Bryan (46no) with support from Charlie Kinsey (26), Richard Jones (17), Jonathan Williams (14) and Brian Corfield helped Monty to 167-6 to defend with Ben Parry (3-27) the pick of the home attack.

Rhys Mellings (71no) and Oliver Cooper (70no) carried their bats in reply to guide Wem to 169 without the loss of a wicket in the 34th over.

Meanwhile Welshpool IIs marked their return to action with a 54 run win at Allscott IIs in division three.

Greg Jones (54), David Whitehouse (46), Matt Sherwood (31) and Allan Williams (24) combined as Pool posted 198-6 to defend with Lee Davey (2-43) and Dan Hughes (2-27) the pick of the home attack.

Rupert Redway (5-15) included the wicket of Kevin Davy, caught by Jack McWhinnie for a top scoring 51, while Sam Cadwallader (2-27) also starred in reply.

Greg Jones (1-31) bowled last man Dave Woodcock for 31 to end Allscott’s defiance and complete their dismissal for 144 in the final over.