NEWTOWN had no answer to a Patrick Cudmore inspired Pontesbury who stormed to a four wicket win in Henshalls League One.

The pitch proved a test for both sides with Newtown enduring a top order wobble.

Newtown lost Matthew Knight (4) and Dave Laird (6) cheaply as Stephen Wilson struck but the Town top order was settled down by surviving opener John Anthony.

However Matt Smart (1-20) struck as Ryan Davies (14) was caught by Dan Walker with Sam Cooke (10) caught by Mark Lewis off Matt Ramsay before Anthony was joined by Tom Foulkes.

Anthony was finally caught by James Moss for a top scoring knock of 43 to complete Ramsay’s 2-38 with Foulkes snared LBW by Wilson (3-25) for 34.

Andy Morgan (2-33) and Cudmore (2-20) polished off Newtown’s tail end resistance to leave the Welsh side defending just 137.

Town enjoyed a solid start to their reply with David Anthony (2-32) joined by Tom Anderson in making an early impact while Laird toasted the wicket of Mark Lewis (28) as Pontesbury also struggled for runs.

Bryant Galpin (1-16) snared Moss (4) LBW before the impressive Anderson completed his 2-22 with the wicket of Matt Smart (20).

However Cudmore would not be moved and guided his side to 138-6 and glory with a dogged 63no which featured seven four’s as Pontesbury sealed a four wicket win in the 35th over.

Man of the match Cudmore said: “The match was a lot tighter than the final score would suggest and could have gone either way so I am happy to have played my part in a good win.”