CALLUM Burnstone’s unbeaten century proved vital as Marshfield kept up their 100 per cent winning record in WEPL Wiltshire with a 66-run victory over Royal Wootton Bassett, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Opener Jeremy Bond struck 43 to lay a solid platform for the leaders before Burnstone arrived at the crease to take the game away from struggling Bassett as they posted 247-7.

Akash Sharma was the pick of the visiting bowlers as he claimed 4-40.

With both Bassett openers out for a duck, Marshfield were well set for a quick win, only for Charanveer Chahal (43) and Sharma (41) to offer some resistance.

But once those two had been removed, Alistair Christie (4-40) set about cleaning up the lower middle order and Marshfield made it six wins from six games.

Purton held their nerve to beat Hinton Charterhouse by three wickets and climb above their beaten opposition in the league table.

Saturday’s victory, which was primarily down to a fine century by opener Elijah Samuel in Purton’s reply, began with a tight bowling display from Conor Cleary (4-30) and Adam Woolford (3-24) as Hinton were reduced to 109-7.

The victory might have been far simpler to come by if Purton’s bowlers had capitalised when reducing the visitors to 110-9, but a last-stand partnership of 43 runs pushed the total to 153 all out and Purton faced an uphill task to record their second win of the season.

Opening batsman Samuel struck 100 off 90 balls before being bowled by Huw Lee as he pushed his team-mates within touching distance of their target at 140-7.

But Kurt Sealy and Conor Cleary diligently knocked off the remaining runs to record a tense victory for Tom Whittaker’s young side.

Swindon saw off Potterne 2nd thanks to half-centuries from captain Marc Williamson (57), Alex Kill (57) and Adam Tucker (66).

Tucker’s knock came off 75 balls and featured six fours and one six.

Swindon reached 289-8 in their allotted overs, despite figures of 4-38 from Gedeon Charles, before Potterne were bowled out 103 runs shy thanks to three wickets a piece for Chris Aubrey and Dean Williamson.

Opener Charles struck 43 with the bat, but only Sean Montgomery (45) could manage a similar score and Potterne struggled to 186 all out.

Devizes hung on to second place in the table with a closely fought 15-run victory over Westbury.

A strong batting display laid the foundations for victory as Tom Andrew top scored with 57, while opening batsman Joe Wookey contributed well with a score of 45.

Andy Carroll, Graham Hudson and Dan Gill all took a couple of wickets each as Devizes toiled to 210-7 from their 50 overs.

In reply, captain Michael Coles (41) and wicketkeeper Aidan Wicks (61no) were the only two Westbury batsmen to cause the visitors any stress.

Captain Thomas Grant helped restrict the home side to 195-9 with figures of 3-24 from his 10 overs.

Meanwhile, Calne’s game against Warminster was called off due to a waterlogged pitch with no play possible.