MATT Humphreys starred with bat and ball as Newtown IIs made light work of Knockin IIs in Henshalls Shropshire League Five.

Humphreys (3-27) led the wicket haul while Jonathon Davies (2-29) included the wicket of Richard Williams and Jack Williams (2-30) dismissed Eric Heath (27) and Seth Bradbury (22) before Dave Jones (56no) steered Knockin to 172-9 to defend.

Ian Hancocks (41) founded Newtown’s reply before being caught by Daniel Morris off Greg Stokes (1-37) for a top scoring 41.

Morris (3-31) completed his haul with the wicket of Danny Foulkes (39) before Humphreys (36no) and Alan Jarman (11no) guided Town to 176-5 and victory.

Meanwhile Montgomery IIs slipped to a five wicket defeat at Beacon IIs.

The opening pair of Matthew Jones (36) and Stan Davies (30) got Montgomery off to a positive start but a batting collapse saw the visitors all out for 134 with two overs to spare.

Paul Aston (3-10), Brynley Little (3-28) and Martin Lewis (2-23) led Beacon’s wicket haul.

Rob Yewdall (2-8) struck to remove opener Little (17) before Charlie Kinsey (1-24) dislodged Chris Scott (16) and Kofi Davies (1-8) bowled Adrian Tomkins (16).

However Beacon eased to a five wicket win courtesy of Lewis (36no) and Alwyn Howarth (19no) to guide Beacon to 135-5.

Elsewhere Alberbury IIs were swallowed under an avalanche of runs in a massive 203 run defeat at home to Whitchurch IIs.

Ed Watson-Jones (95), Dave Marvell (91) and Dave Weaver (60) starred to guide Whitchurch to a massive 316-8 despite the best efforts of Ed Roberts (4-48) and Rob Owen (3-30).

Alex Hughes (28) and Lawrence Fletcher (24) top scored in reply with Mike Ellis (4-25) leading Whitchurch’s attack to leave Alberbury all out for just 113.

Meanwhile Welshpool IIs tasted a four wicket defeat at home to Allscott Heath IIIs in division eight.

Dave Whitehouse (64no) carried his bat for the hosts and helped guide Welshpool to 161-4 to defend.

Rupert Redway (2-19) starred in reply but Kevin Syass (46) and Gary West (50) put Heath on the verge of victory before Lee Davy (11no) finished the job in the 36th over by guiding his side to 163-6.