NEWTOWN IIs owed a 30 run win at home to Beacon IIs to a superb team performance in division five of the Henshalls Shropshire League.

Dai Brown (30) and support from Ian Hancocks (24) and Ricky Davies (24) helped Town on their way with Aaron Knight (11), Matt Humphreys (11) and Richard Smouth (10no) helping the hosts to 138-6.

Paul Aston (4-26) and Marcus Clayton (2-15) claimed the wickets for Beacon.

Jamie Martindale (24) and Chris Scott (24) led the Beacon reply before falling to Humphreys (1-20) with the latter run out by Hancocks.

Paul Hawthorn (3-23) and Ricky Davies (3-25) swept through the middle order and despite Aston (28no) it was left to Hancocks (2-18) to polish off Beacon’s challenge for 108.

Meanwhile Montgomery IIs basement battle continued with a two wicket defeat at home to Whitchurch IIs.

The hosts were all out for a meagre 111 as Dave Brunyard (2-21) and Chris Brothwood (2-26) accounted for a top order collapse with only Matthew Jones (20) posting double figures.

The Monty middle order fell to Dave Weaver (2-23) before Rob Yewdall (23no) offered tail end defiance with Megan Brunyard (3-19) completing the hosts collapse for 111.

Eddie Lewis (54no) carried his bat in reply and despite the best efforts of Morgan Matthews (2-29) and Lennon Bryan (2-22) the visitors clinched victory at 11-7 in the 29th over.

Elsewhere Alberbury IIs endured a day to forget in an eight wicket defeat at Much Wenlock IIs.

Saham Zaza (43) and Rhys Phillps (22) top scored with support from Jonathan Green (16) while Oliver Piggott (3-14) and Andrew Marlow (2-3) led the home attack to restrict Alberbury to 118-9.

Dan Searle (33) opened brightly in reply with Matthew Green (22no) and James Cooke (41no) forming an unbroken third wicket stand to steer Much Wenlock to 119-2 and glory.

Alberbury IIIs also crashed to a 146 run defeat at Shrewsbury IVs in division one of the Henshalls Sunday League.

Mike Walker (34), James Davies (31), Jamie Walsh (30) and Ted Stone (30no) guided the Shrews to 213-9 to defend with Alex Hughes (3-30), Gareth Phillips (2-37) and Preston Fletcher (2-43) among the wickets.

Alberbury were skittled for 67 in 18 overs in reply with Ben Davies (17) and Owain Roberts (11) posting double figures while Tom Atkins (4-17), Stone (3-10) and Matthew Wear (2-11) led the Shrew attack.