DESPITE losing in the T20 final it was a good weekend for Luctonians in the GB Liners Marches League after a win saw them slightly increase their Division One league lead going into the final round of fixtures.

With second place Goodrich failing to bowl out third place Kington their gap now stands at 17 points with a home game to play against Abergavenny this weekend.

Lucs were made to work for their victory and found themselves nervously defending a target of 212.

Farther and son Duncan (47) and James Platford (41) again led the batting performance for Luctonians.

However, once the openers were bowled out Will Maund (42) kept losing batting partners with Ben Skailes and Paul Harrison taking three wickets each.

Hosts Brockhampton looked to be heading for a shock victory when Rhys Price added 44 and skipper Will Morrall contributed with 33.

However, they would ultimately fall 24 runs short thanks to bowling from Jake Davies who whittled through the tail taking 4-33.

Goodrich have the 127-run stand of wicket keeper Rory Jackson to thank for them keeping pace with the leaders as he helped his side set a target of 256 with Andrew Brown adding 41 with John Cromar taking six wickets.

Their opponents, Kington had captain Michael Green missing so had to rely on Ben George to carry their team with an unbeaten 55 of 91 balls which helped his team bat out the 45-over innings on 175-7.

Goodrich host of a rejuvenate Garnons side this weekend whose T20 semi-final against Cleobury Mortimer on Saturday doubled up as a league match.

The six wickets victory with the help of a half-century by James Debenham means they could catch third place Kington in the final round of fixtures.

However, Cleobury Mortimer did earn enough batting and bowling points to earn their league survival next term.

Despite bowling Abergavenny & Crickhowell out for 190 Dales had their relegation confirmed following 69-run defeat.

Ross-on-Wye suffered a similar fate despite a valiant losing draw to Builth Wells.

It looked to be another tough afternoon for the South Herefordshire side when Builth skipper Steve Anderson hit 95 following by 70 for Aled Powell on their way to finishing on 277-8 off their 45 overs.

After taking 2-45 with the ball Angus McIntyre led the way with the bat for Ross-on-Wye carrying his wicket throughout the majority of the innings and amassing 114 runs.

Despite his side giving everything Ross eventually fell to 254-9.

Strollers took the lead in Division Two with a game remaining following a 141 victory over Colwall 3rds while previous leaders Glangrwyney suffered a rare home defeat to Canon Frome.

The victory meant third place Canon Frome closed the gap to their opponents and the promotion places to two points.

Goodrich 2nds and Garnons 2nds continued their domination of Division Three with further victories.