FATHER and son duo Duncan and James Platford struck an unbeaten partnership of 222 as Luctonians kept their grip of the GB Liners Marches League Division One title.

After electing to bat lowly Cleobury Mortimer put on 206-6 before Matt Bengry took four quick wickets.

Table-topping Luctonians were equal to the challenge and the Platford pairing raced to the target with 29 overs played.

“It was a nice day and hot which made for a fairly quick outfield,” said Luctonians' captain James Platford.

“We lost the toss and they set a reasonably competitive target. But we just batted and chased. I hit 22 fours so we weren’t messing about. I saw the ball and hit the ball and that is how I was taught to play.

“My dad also kept his bat and so that was a record partnership for us two in a second innings.

“We have a massive game against Garnons this Saturday but it’s in our hands but we're not saying it’s over until it’s over.”

Garnons themselves remain with a slim title chance following a six wickets victory over Dales last weekend which saw Paul Williams hit an unbeaten 71 as they chased a target of 140.

Bowler Stuart Griffiths provided four middle order wickets for 28 runs to keep Dales target low.

After suffering a losing draw to Luctonians last weekend Goodrich returned to winning ways to keep the pressure on at the top with an emphatic 227 runs victory over Builth Wells.

A strong batting performance for the hosts saw wicket keeper Rory Jackson hit a century while captain James O'Brien was caught on 62 and Andrew Brown took an unbeaten 53 on their way to 359-4.

In reply the Goodrich bowlers took continuous wickets with Joe Provis top scoring on 3-24 as their visitors were bowled out for 132.

Kington lost further ground in the title race as Captain Michael Green hit 70 of their 110 runs on their way to a two-wicket defeat against Abergavenny-Crickhowell.

Rhys Price hit 46 as Brockhampton 3rd moved out of the bottom two following a six-wicket victory over basement side Ross-on-Wye.

Just a single point separates promotion hopefuls Strollers and Canon Frome in Division Two.

With Canon Frome not in action Strollers took advantage to leap above them following a 46-run victory over Knighton-on-Teme thanks to an unbeaten half-century by Ben Boswell.