TROWBRIDGE’S charge to the WEPL Wiltshire title showed no signs of slowing down last weekend as they crushed Marlborough by 120 runs.

Mike Reynolds’ side, who hold a 37-point lead over second-placed Warminster and host basement side Great Bedwyn tomorrow, were asked to bat first at the Savernake Forest ground after losing the toss.

The hosts put Trowbridge under some early pressure as openers Billy Cookson and Tom Oakley were back in the hutch with only 27 on the board.

However, Matthew Hopkins (68) and Sam Julyan (38) shared a third-wicket stand of 93 to put the visitors back in control.

The Trowbridge middle order chipped in with some valuable runs they closed on 236-9.

The County Ground men then made a fine start in defending their total with Scott Mitchell (2-42) and Reynolds (2-20) ripping out the top three for just 16.

Trowbridge then threw the ball to George Reed and he did not let Marlborough off the hook as he proceeded to take six wickets in 7.1 overs for just 25 runs as the hosts were bowled out for 116.

Warminster, meanwhile, ensured that they stayed within touching distance of Trowbridge following their 26 runs success over Devizes.

After being invited to bat first, Warminster saw some solid batting from Tom Pitman (56), captain Peter Hickerton (54), Jack Berrisford (44) and Rory Cullinan (44) as they posted 235-8 from their 50 overs.

The second placed side looked to fighting a losing battle as Sumith Surendran (73) and Tom Grant (46) shared a third-wicket partnership of 110 before the latter was bowled by Wouter Ras (3-60).

Ras then dismissed Surendran to leave the visitors 167-4 before Tristian Lundqvist (4-38) dismantled the Devizes lower order to bowl them out for 209.