BEN CHILD has set a new club record for Canon Frome after he struck an unbeaten 202 runs against Colwall which sees the title-race heat up.

Following on from his 138 runs last weekend against Ledbury, Child opened the batting against Colwall on Saturday as the hosts won the game by 234 runs, writes James Thomas.

Child’s score included 20 fours and 14 sixes, with other highlights including Pete Richards smashing 91 before being caught behind off the impressive Bruno Recordon.

In response Colwall managed just 122 including 54 from Chris Kendall.

Pick of the bowlers for Canon Frome were Chris Boyson (40-3) and Pete Atkin (4-25).

Canon Frome are second in Marches Division Two behind Glangrwyney which should lead to a closely contested finish for title next month.

In the GB Liners Marches Senior 20/20 knock out cup, an unbeaten century from Kington captain Michael Green saw them sail through to the semi-finals, beating Glangrwyney by ten wickets.

Glangrwyney elected to bat first and set a target of 112, but after Green’s century off 27 balls it left Dan Fenwick-Lofts to add ten more to reach their target after just 5.2 overs.

It was Green’s second 15-ball 50, the first was against Luctonians earlier this month, but he carried on to 100 in 12 more balls.

Kington will have to wait until tomorrow (Friday) to find out who they will face in the next round when Luctonians make the trip to Strollers.

Almeley are due to face Cleobury Mortimer in the second round tonight (Thursday), with the winner facing Brockhampton in the next round. In the only remaining second round game, Goodrich travel to Garnons on Sunday (July 29).

For full GB Marches League round-up see page 125