KINGTON sit top of GB Liners Marches League Division Two with a winning streak of seven matches after beating local rivals Presteigne by six wickets in a 'derby day' tie at the Recreation Ground.

After being put into bat the visitors struggled to add runs consistently reaching 175-8 off their 40 overs.

Kington’s Bryan Kirkham took three wickets during his eight overs bowling, which included four maidens.

The league leaders had more joy with the bat as Rob Stokes scored an unbeaten 58 which included eight fours and a six off the 66 balls delivered.

Kington reached their target after 28.3 overs to win by six wickets. In the GB Liners Marches League Division One it is Wormelow who hold a narrow four-point lead over Goodrich at the league summit.

The league leaders had to battle hard to beat Garnons after the visitors had posted a respectable target of 231-9 off their 45 overs.

In reply Wormelow were helped over the line by scores of 68 from James Snow and 40 by wicket keeper David Thomas.

Division Three is shaping up into an exciting battle for honours with Moccas and Kington seconds tied at the top on 110 points while Burghill, Tillington and Weobley thirds and Bartestree & Lugwardine 3rds are also within touching distance.

In the Worcestershire County League Premier Division it was an afternoon to forget for Brockhampton and Bromyard who both suffered heavy defeats.

The Herefordshire sides playing in Division Two also had a miserable afternoon with Colwall beaten at Bewdley, while Burghill, Tillington and Weobley fell short in their run chase at Worcester.

There was joy for Brockhampton seconds in the Worcestershire Division Three as they came away from Himbleton with a one-wicket victory.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley seconds were also celebrating victory after running out winners by 77 runs over Rushwick seconds.

Rob Garrard (22) and George Stevenson (29) gave the home side a decent start, before both were out with the score on 57.

A bright and breezy 41 off 32 balls including two fours and four sixes from Arshad Bhat then gave the home innings some impetus.

Seb Cargill (38) and Ben Gillett (34 not out) with a sixth wicket partnership of 70 off 59 balls continued the positive scoring before the last five wickets fell for 16 runs.

Chasing a modest target 194 Rushwick’s hopes were ended by Harry Lort-Phillips who during an unchanged eight over spell bagged six wickets for 37 runs as the visitors eventually fell for 117.

Ross On Wye CC are holding a Sportsman’s Evening on June 30 at 7pm.

Guest speaker for the evening is ex England cricketer Paul Taylor who will be talking about his time playing for England and his First-Class career.

Tickets priced £10 from Stuart Mair 07502 228780.