GOODRICH clinched top spot in the GB Liners Marches League Division One following a 99-run victory over previous leaders and arch-rivals Wormelow.

Hosts Wormelow had got off to a perfect start when Goodrich skipper Sam Griffiths was removed with the fourth ball of the match by Elliott Williams (3-62).

However, Goodrich responded as opener Dale Brooke (62) hit and cleared the ropes several times to boost his side's total.

Brooke was well supported by an unbeaten partnership of 70 by Chris Tookey (34) and Andrew Brown (31) as they finished their 45 overs on 242-5.

Wormelow never really got going with the bat and found themselves struggling at 18-5, before wicket keeper Ed Melly offered some much-needed resistance with an unbeaten half-century.

Ali Main (25) and skipper Tom Cutler (21) did their bit to try and avoid the inevitable.

But it was not enough as Goodrich cruised to top spot with the help of bowling figures of 5-16 by Tookey.

Garnons also moved above Wormelow and sit eight points behind the leaders following a six-wicket win over Brockhampton thirds.

A knock of 62 had helped Brockhampton set a respectable target of 201-9 off their 45 overs.

However, on a good batting pitch Jake Stokes and Paul Williams fell narrowly short of their half-centuries before Thomas James took Garnons to their target with an unbeaten 68.

Reigning champions Luctonians continue to lurk behind the top three after taking an emphatic 10-wicket win over strugglers Glangrwyney.

Bowler Ben George took 3-14 as a Glangrwyney side with just nine batsmen were skittled out for just 78.

In reply the Lucs opening pairing of James Platford and Will Maund chased down the target faultlessly.

The Division Two title race is equally as close with Canon Frome, Dales and Woolhope separated by just three points.

Canon Frome picked up maximum points after Goodrich seconds conceded their match.

Meanwhile, Woolhope were faultless in a 159-run victory over Luctonians seconds with

Andrew Tanner top scoring with the bat on 74 while Richard Watts took 5-9 with the ball.

Dales lost the top spot after failing to bowl out Colwall thirds, but they did take a six-wicket victory as they maintained their title challenge.