CANON Frome took pole position in the GB Liners Marches Division Two after taking a narrow nine-run win over Ross-on-Wye.

Unbeaten Froome were restricted early on and in a difficult position until a match winning last wicket stand of 50 saw them set a target of 151 before being bowled out after 40 of the allotted 45 overs.

In reply, Stu Mair and Jim Lewis set a platform of 30 runs for the first Ross wicket, but the middle order collapsed with a combination of good bowling and poor shot selection eventually falling nine runs short of the target.

Dales remain level on points with the league leaders after bowling out Ledbury for 100 to take a 29-run win.

After being put into bat the Leominster side struggled to get going due to bowling figures of 4-24 from Vicky Evans.

Nick Palmer helped to stem the flow of wickets with an unbeaten 39 but ran out of batting partners as Brandon Caffull took three quick wickets to leave Dales all out for 129.

Ledbury also struggled with the bat and five wickets for Marcus Jones saw Ledbury all out for 100 with Richard Davis top scoring on 19.

Reigning Division One champion Luctonians got their season back on track with a seven-wicket win at Brockhampton thirds.

After the hosts elected to bat openers Matt Davies (44) and Robin Holgate (27) put on a solid first wicket stand before wickets started to tumble.

Tom Jay took 5-44 for the Luctonians as their hosts were bowled out for a reachable target of 140.

Opener Duncan Platford led the response for the Lucs reaching an unbeaten 39 and despite losing three wickets Matt Bengry helped his side over the line hitting 43no.

In the battle of the title contenders a solid batting performance by Goodrich helped them to a comfortable victory over Builth Wells.

Buith skipper Sam Williams led the visitors’ opening innings hitting 72 before being ran out by Neil Price on their way to setting a target of 217.

In response openers Sam Griffiths (44) and Chris Tookey (48) put on an opening wicket stand of 100 to put their side on target.

Despite both losing their wickets shortly afterwards wicket keeper Rory Jackson came in with a half-century as his side reached 221-4 off 34 overs.

Kington maintained their challenge after setting a target of 244 with opener Michael Green top scoring on 61 as they beat Glangrwyney by 146 runs.

Despite setting a target of 300 Wormelow had to settle for a winning draw against Abergavenny & Crickhowell who held on by a single wicket.

Luke Jones top scored for the Herefordshire side on 89 while Ian Herbert and Edmund Inkin also scored half-centuries on their way to 300-8 off 45 overs.

In response despite Jordan Reading and Tom Cutler took three wickets each as Abergavenny held on to finish on 271-9.

James Debenham hit 70 and his Garnons side were awarded 80 extras as they set a target of 256-9 against Strollers.

Despite Daniel Powell reaching a half-century in reply his side settled for a losing draw finishing on 129-8.