WORMELOW continued their rise up the GB Liners Marches League with a winning draw against Strollers.

After winning the toss, openers Matt Deem (94) and Jasper Linley-Adams (25) gave Wormelow a solid foundation with an opening stand of 96.

The home side’s middle order then took the attack to Strollers with Luke Jones (27) and Elliott Williams (31) looking to score freely.

Lower order pinch hitters Ben Gunn (15) and Tom Cutler (17no) then took the total to 248-6 inside their 45 overs.

With the ball, a maiden 1st XI five-wicket haul for bowler James Powell (5-34) proved too much for Stollers.

Alex Carter (55) looked to score freely for the Fownhope club, with some big boundary clearing blows.

However, tight bowling from Wormelow meant Stollers were unable to get near the home side’s target.

Skipper Cutler set the tone with 2-34 and was backed up by Ben Porter and Jordan Reading, both taking one wicket each.

Garnons are the only unbeaten side in Division One and sit in top place 14 points above Wormelow in third.

Last weekend the league leaders dispatched Kington after the bowling of James Bolton (4-16) had the hosts skittled out for 128.

Kington had started well and sat at 52-2 but despite a half-century by opener Dan Fenwick-Lofts he quickly ran out of batting partners as Bolton took hold of the middle order.

In comparison Garnons number five Alan Jones (38) and six Duane Evans (39) helped their side over the line by four wickets.

Goodrich head the chasing pack in second after a five-wicket win over Glangrwyney.

Despite chasing a target of 206-8 an unbeaten partnership of James O'Brien (60) and Joe Provis (45) helped them to a fourth win from five.

Also in the title fight are fourth place Builth Wells who showed their credentials during a seven-wicket win over Brockhampton thirds.

Brockhampton had looked in a commanding position following half-centuries from Chris Powell (66), Indiana Jerram (54) and Rhys Price (60) which saw them reach a solid target of 256-7.

However, in response Builth skipper Sam Williams hit an unbeaten 119 while Dylan McPhee scored a century on their way to victory.