Newtown ended the Henshalls Shropshire League One season with a resounding 138 run victory over Beacon.

The home side recovered from an unconvincing start which saw John Anthony caught by Charlie Higgin off Jack Doyle (1-40) for 14 and fellow opener Aaron Knight caught by Emmett McKinley off Antony Duffy (1-34) for 20.

A third wicket 61 run stand between Ricky Davies and Sam Cooke galvanised the home innings.

The duo combined to work the scoreboard before falling in quick succession with Cooke caught by Michael Turner off Martin Lewis (1-35) before Davies was caught by Doyle off McKinley (1-26) for 20 with Town 104-4.

Tom Anderson and Joe Monk combined to maintain the run rate with a 52 run fifth wicket partnership pushing the hosts to 156 when the latter was caught by Ray Collins off Daniel Hanna-Davies (1-10) for 14.

However Anderson (74no) was not to be moved and formed an unbroken sixth wicket stand alongside David Anthony (38no) to ensure Newtown left to defend a commanding 237-5.

David Anthony wasted little time in making his mark in reply with opener Turner removed for 13 before Monk (3-25), snaring Doyle LBW for a top scoring 31 before Higgin was caught by Cooke for 17.

John Anthony caught and bowled Lewis (12) to spark a Beacon collapse.

Bryan Galpin (1-8) marked his final Town appearance with Mitchell Lloyd caught by Knight for six before David Anthony completed his 4-16 and the demise of Beacon for just 99 in the 28th over.

Newtown end the season in fifth place with their status as Powys’ leading club unchallenged for another year.

Captain John Anthony said: “In terms of the season we have had a really strong end to the summer for the firsts and seconds.

“We have plenty to build on for next season.”

Meanwhile the club has targeted launching a Sunday team for the 2020 season.

A club spokesman said: “The club used 40 players this season and are looking to expand within the community by calling for new players to step forward with the aim of running a Sunday team in the future.”