Newtown 179-8 beat Knockin 61 all out by 118 runs

CHAMPIONS Newtown ended the summer in style with a 118 run victory at Knockin.

With the John Rees Group title already in the bag the mid Wales side made the trip across the border with confidence despite losing their season long unbeaten record the previous weekend.

Town lost opener John Anthony, caught by Owen Washington off Matt Tunnadine for 12.

Brother David fared no better, also falling to Daniel Morris (1-24) for 12.

However surviving opener Joe Monk was joined by Ricky Davies in pinning together the innings.

Monk was snared LBW by Marcus Williams for a top scoring 41 as the Town middle order wobbled under pressure from Tunnadine (3-17).

Davies also departed, caught by Martin Ellis off Jak Jones (1-39) for 35 to leave Ryan Davies and Sam Cooke to steady the ship.

Cooke upped the run rate with a fine knock of 39 before falling to Williams (2-36) to leave Davies (15no) and Newtown to defend 179-8.

Newtown unleashed the inform Tom Anderson on the home openers soon departed with Rhys Williams snared LBW for one before Jak Jones was caught and bowled for five.

Anderson continued to dominate as he tore through the home order to end with six wickets at the expense of just five runs in five overs.

Dave Anthony (1-13), Sam Morros (1-13), Paul Hawthorn (1-24) and Cooke (1-3) also claimed wickets to complete Knockin's demise for just 61 in the 18th over.