AN UNBEATEN half-century by opener Mikey Weaver kept the GB Liners Marches Division Two title race wide open as his Woolhope side beat leaders Dales.

However, the outcome had looked unlikely early in the tie as Dales opener Michael Batson hit 50 off 66 balls including 10 fours to give his side the perfect start.

Woolhope bowler Matthew Windley then kept his side in the tie taking 4-27 and keeping the Dales total down to 157.

In response Weaver took fire with support from Simon Wathen (20) and Harry Owen (24) as they reached 161-6 after 38 overs.

The result leaves three teams within five points of the Division Two summit.

Meanwhile Ian Herbert was once again the star for Wormelow, as he took the game against Glangywrney by the scruff of the neck to increase their gap at the top of Division One.

Glangywrney were cruising at 103-1 when Herbert was thrown the ball and repaid his captain’s faith by returning the quite remarkable figures of six wickets from seven overs with four maidens as they fell for 129-9.

Herbert’s day wasn’t quite finished, as he carried his bat throughout the run chase for a classy 82no, which included 16 fours with his side finishing on 130-1 off 22 overs.

Second place Garnons dropped points as top-half challengers Goodrich took their place with a five-wicket victory.

The challengers had looked in a good position after setting a target of 244-9 off their 45 overs thanks to Rob Pritchard hitting 64 and wicket keeper Theodore Spreckley 78.

However, Goodrich also exploited a good batting wicket with openers Sam Griffiths (75) and Chris Tookey (54) putting on a stand of 99 for the first wicket before Rory Jackson also chipped in with 48 as they reached 245-5 off 39 overs.