CANON Frome suffered a shock first defeat of the season to lose their pole position in the GB Liners Marches League Division One.

Ledbury, who have had mixed results so far this season, started well with the wicket of opener Pete Richards as Tom Hill took 3-53 early on.

Frome skipper Andy Lloyd stabilised the score by adding 30 before Brandon Caffull clean bowled him and three others in his 4-26 as the hosts fell for 115.

In reply Ledbury captain Joshua Evans hit an unbeaten 28 and was joined by Jason Belcher (29) as they closed on the target finishing on 117-5.

Title challengers Dales sent a message to their rivals by chalking up a massive score of 312 during their 183-run win over Goodrich seconds.

Opener Michael Batson set the tone with 52 off 39 balls including 10 fours as his side flew out the traps to 108-2.

After he departed Paul Davies (78) and Steve Cole (39) put on a third wicket stand of 104 runs as their total continued to grow.

Despite wickets falling Ian Jones added 48 as they were eventually finished on 312 off 45 overs.

The Dales bowlers were equally as unforgiving with three of the first five batsmen out for ducks despite

Jack Waldis adding 45 runs as Goodrich fell for 129.

Reigning Division One title holders Luctonians continued their league climb by beating previous leaders Goodrich by 107 runs.

A batting performance which saw four batsman hit over 30 runs put Lucs in the driving seat with a target of 229-8.

In reply bowlers Pete Griffiths (4-34), Jake Davies (3-37) and Ben George (2-16) took hold with Goodrich bowled out for 122.

Garnons and Wormelow remain separated by one point at the top while the three teams below are all within striking distance.

Wormelow bounced back from last week’s defeat with a fine seven wicket win over Brockhampton thirds.

On a damp pitch, Wormelow won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first.

Elliott Williams (2-34) soon reduced the home side to 44-4 but a fine middle order partnership between Theo Mayell (66) and Rhys Price (42) got Brockhampton back on track.

Wormelow skipper Tom Cutler (2-26) struck twice to support Williams and under-15 debutant Joe Jenkins (3-27) helped himself to his maiden wickets for the 1st XI.

Brockhampton ending on 177, thanks to a brief lower order cameo from Elliot Jones (22).

The evergreen Adam Herbert (2-21) and Ben Skailes (1-29) soon reduced the away side to 7-3, but the classy Matt Deem rode the storm for a well-made 74no.

Deem found support in Jamie Langford, who scored 87no which included eight fours and five sixes, as the pair put on 171 runs to secure the points for the Kennel Field club.