AFTER taking top spot in the GB Liners Marches League Division One last weekend Luctonians took a step towards the title with a seven-run victory over rivals Goodrich.

A rain affected match saw the Duckworth–Lewis method introduced to decide the outcome after Goodrich had batted 20 overs in reply and were judged to be seven runs short of their target.

In one of only two Division One matches to be completed the top two clash was on a knife edge with little to separate the sides.

Luctonians were put into bat and opener James Platford put on 47 runs to boost his side to 60-2.

Will Maund added another 30 but with Neil Price taking 4-24 Luctonians fell to 144 all out off 33.2 overs.

In reply three early wickets for Jake Davies saw Goodrich fall to 35-3 before Joe Provis steadied the ship on an unbeaten 20 as his side finished on 79-5 off 20 overs before rain brought them off and the DL method was used to decide a winner.

Kington dropped points in the championship battle after having their game abandoned while chasing Brockhampton’s target of 127-8.

Dales pulled away from any relegation battle with a six wickets victory over fellow strugglers Cleobury Mortimer.

Cleobury were bowled out for 109 thanks to Adrian Gore taking five wickets for 22 runs.

Due to the rain a revised total of 88 from 29 overs was set for Dales which they easily reached finishing on 88-4 off 16.2 overs.

In Division Three opener Andy Johnson hit 44 for Garnons as they beat Ross-on-Wye 2nds by eight wickets.