GUILSFIELD maintained their march at the top of Henshalls Shropshire League Five with a 45 run win at Knockin IIs.

Guilsfield batted first and posted 198 with Steve Griffiths (34), David Williams (33) and Dan Brown (30) top scoring while Grant Tunnadine (3-20) led the wickets.

Paul Holyoake (44) and Ed Nicholas (33) got the reply off to a solid start, but a middle order wobble left the tail with too much to do, and Knockin were all out for 153.

Williams (3-31), Andy Pugh (3-31) and Allan Williams (2-29) shared the wickets for the Guils.

In the same league Newtown IIs faltered in a 44 run defeat at home to Beacon IIs.

Town struggled to 131 to defend with Lewys Cooke (59) top scoring while Bryn Little (3-11), Tom Simpson (2-27) and Jack Orbell (2-28) claimed wickets.

Orbell (77) also led Beacon's reply to guide his side to 175 and victory despite the efforts of Brandon Baynham (4-19), Cai Van Lill (2-48) and Jonathon Davies (2-33).

Meanwhile Llanidloes stormed to an emphatic nine wicket victory over Montgomery IIs in division six.

Monty suffered a collapse as Eogan Jones (6-7) and William Denham (3-2) were joined by Ryan Jones (1-8) in completing their skittling for just 29.

Denham (19no) carried his bat in reply and joined by Eogan Jones (7no) in guiding Llanidloes to 30-1 and an emphatic margin of victory.

Meanwhile Welshpool IIs celebrated an eight wicket win at home to Condover IIs in division seven.

Harry Bowen (2-13) and Adam Gannon (2-6) restricted the visitors to just 61-6 to defend before Callum Preston (39no) carried his bat to guide Pool to 62-2 and victory in reply.

Alberbury IIIs were nine wicket winners at Sentinel IIIs in division one of the Henshalls Sunday League.

Paul Ackers (22) and Francis Hick (20) helped Sentinel to 110 to defend with Robert Davies (4-16) and Gareth Phillips (2-11) the pick of the attack.

James Harrap (58) top scored in reply with James Lee (18no) carrying his bat to guide Alberbury to 114-1.