AN inspired spell by Michael Green (5-15) helped Kington to a crushing win over Glangrwyney and propelled his side up to share top spot in Division One of the Marches League.

Green was backed up by the experienced duo of Wayne Morgan (2-30) and Duncan Morgan (2-30) as the home side were shot out for 61 in reply to Kington's 242-8.

Ben George led the way for Kington with an unbeaten 65, receiving solid support from opener Robert Protheroe (45) and skipper Robert Stokes (42).

Kington have now caught Goodrich, who were involved in an exciting draw with Garnons, at the head of the table.

Sam Griffiths (55) and Joe Griffiths (44) were the principal contributors to Goodrich's 215-8.

Sam Bendall (49) and Rob Pritchard (47) gave the Garnons reply a solid base but wickets fell regularly to leave the last pair of Stuart Griffiths (16 no) and skipper James Bolton (four no) holding on with the total 11 short of victory.

At the other end of the table, Dales are beginning to lose touch with the pack after their fifth defeat, this time to Luctonians, in six outings.

Matt Bengry (72) and Ed Rollings (64) batted well in the Kingsland side's 273-7 and Dales fell 94 runs short, despite Nick Palmer's 57.

Division One's top score of the day came from Builth Wells skipper Sam Williams who compiled an unbeaten 149 in a third-wicket stand of 224 with Dylan McPhee (108) against visiting Brockhampton.

Joe Harding (56) and Mark Evans (46) batted well in the villagers' response but they came up 114 runs short.

Another century maker was Andrew Tanner, whose unbeaten 114 helped Woolhope to have the better of a draw at Abergavenny-Crcickhowell, for whom Nick Francis followed up his 3-37 with 90.

In Division Two, Ledbury skipper Dave Peacock's 108 proved in vain as Angus McIntyre's unbeaten 111 underpinned a 77-run win for Ross.