NEWTOWN climbed to third in the Henshalls Shropshire League One with a six wicket win at home to Worfield IIs.

Tom Anderson (2-17), Reino De Klerk (2-19), Ally Laird (2-23) and Sam Cooke (2-23) starred with Sion Jarman (1-31) also claiming a wicket as the visitors were bowled out for 140.

Oliver Wood (30), Laurence Pickin (21) and Brett Oliver (21no) led the visitors' innings.

William Fox-Davies (2-27) led Worfield's attack in reply but Anderson (61no) steered Town to 141-3 in the 31st over.

County Times: Action from Newtown's clash with Worfield IIs. Picture by Dave Evans.

Tom Anderson takes a carch during Newtown's clash with Worfield IIs. Picture by Dave Evans.

Elsewhere Alberbury slipped to a three wicket defeat at home to league leaders St Georges.

Daniel Leach (28), Mike Crawshaw (20), James Hearle (33) and Sam Morris (30) laid foundations before Joss Elliott (54no) guided the hosts to 233-9.

Stephen Taylor (3-36), Alex Johnson (2-44) and Matt Batkin (2-23) led the wicket haul.

Ieuan Griffiths (2-31) and Steve Morris (2-28) led Alberbury's attack in reply but Ben Byram (71no) starred alongside Taylor (33) and Josh Sedgley (38) to guide the Saints to 234-7.

Meanwhile Montgomery celebrated a seven wicket win at home to Owestry IIs in division two.

Josh Kirk (76), Henry Walker (36) and Owen Aspinall (27) helped Oswestry post 223-8 with Aaron Ruff-Cock (2-62) and Andrew Barker (2-27) claiming wickets for the hosts.

Ruff-Cock (83) also starred in reply with Barker (42), Charlie Clinton (27), Tim Davies (25) and Sam Williams (25) defying Harry Laker (2-47) in guiding Monty to 224-3.

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Aaron Ruff-Cock of Montgomery.

Welshpool lost out by six wickets at Church Aston in division three.

Paul Chapman (35) and Mat Sherwood (41no) revived the middle order before tail ender Russell Cadwallader (72no) guided Pool to 203-5 with Harry Dhillon (2-31) the pick of the home attack.

Anuj Chandla (84) was joined by Vipul Mehra (28) and Gurjeet Saini (47no) in guiding the home side to 204-4 in reply despite the best efforts of Joe Cadwallader (2-37).

Meanwhile Bishop's Castle's fourth division game at Market Drayton was cancelled due to Covid protocols.

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Russell Cadwallader in action for Welshpool.