KINGTON boosted any title hopes in the GB Liners Marches League by beating Goodrich by 75 runs.

The hosts, who sat in second going into the game, put an unpredictable Kington side into bat.

They would have been regretting the decision when openers Michael Green (31) and Dan Fenwick-Lofts (35) put their side into a commanding position on 72-2.

Three quick wickets saw the match swing back in the balance before William Priday helped to steady the innings with 30.

Closing batman Bryan Kirkham (31no) and Sam Roberts (26) added to their final total of 226.

Kington were helped in their total by 45 extras including 42 wides with Goodrich's top bowler Joe Griffiths finishing on 3-61.

In response the hosts started well with skipper Sam Griffiths hitting 33 before a half century from middle-order batsman Andrew Brown boosted their total to 126-5.

However, the Goodrich lower order weren’t up to the task and bowling figures of 4-18 for Duncan Morgan helped bowl the hosts out for 151 off 35 overs.

That defeat opened the door for Wormelow, if they could inflict a first defeat of the season on leaders Garnons.

The away side won the toss and invited Garnons to bat first. Both opening batsmen went cheaply but Ben Elias (30) and Paul Williams (58) built a solid middle order partnership of 87, as the hosts looked to build a good score.

Wormelow’s disciplined bowling and fielding kept Garnons to 168-8. James Powell, Ali Main and Matt Deem all picking up two wickets each.

Luke Jones was the glue to Wormelow’s run chase, making a well-crafted 52.

As wickets fell around him, mainly due to very tight bowling from Garnons all rounder Williams (2-26) and left arm spinner Elias (2-20) Jones was then joined at the crease by Edmund Inkin.

The impressive Inkin saw his side home, with a thundering 32no, to complete a big win for the away side.

The win meant that Wormelow went top one point ahead of Garnons with Builth Wells in third following a two-wicket win over Abergavenny & Crickhowell.