NATIONWIDE House climbed off the bottom of the Division One table in the Wiltshire Cricket League following their second win of the season – a three-wicket success away at Corsham 2nd.

Steve Lewis was one of the primary heroes for House as his figures of 4-40 helped limit Corsham to a score of 235-9 off their 45 overs. Paul Clifford (50) led the way with the bat.

A strong second-wicket stand between Sharad Kumar (69) and Aniket Rai (66) then spearheaded the House reply as they reached a winning 238-7 with eight balls to spare.

House’s success sees Swindon 2nd slip to the foot of the table after they were beaten by 55 runs at home to league leaders Great Bedwyn.

Centurion Richard Bosson (113) and Chris Blundy (62) saw Bedwyn to a sizeable total of 258-5 before Blundy then came to the fore with the ball, taking 4-28 as Swindon were limited to 203-9 in reply despite the efforts of Tom Codling (79).

Avebury are Bedwyn’s nearest challengers at the top and they got the better of a low-scoring game at Malmesbury at the weekend to win by six runs.

Avebury looked on course for defeat after being bowled out for 103 but produced a sublime performance with the ball to skittle the Malmesbury reply for 97.

Chippenham 2nd claimed a 28-run win at home to Winsley, thanks in chief to an unbeaten 91 from Paul Bates.

Bates’ knock helped Chippenham post 225-7 before Philip Adams took over with the ball as his 4-33 saw Winsley dismissed for 197 in reply.

Ben Head’s four wickets were in vain for Marlborough as Beckington scraped home in their run chase to earn a two-wicket win on the road.

Batting first in a match reduced to 41 overs per side, Marlborough posted 172-5. Head then came to the fore in the Beckington reply, taking 4-16, but a gutsy knock from Charlie Rustell (72) saw the visitors reach a winning 173-8 with an over to spare.

Division Two

WAHAB Khalid’s unbeaten century helped fire Swindon NALGO to the top of the table following an 86-run win at Beehive Southwick.

Khalid (108no) was the only NALGO batsman to make a meaningful contribution but it was enough to lead them to a total of 216-8.

Varinder Singh then took 4-30 as Beehive were dismissed for 130.

NALGO’s rise to the summit was as a result of the seven-wicket defeat suffered by previous leaders Goatacre 2nd away at Swindon United Churches.

The Goats were only able to post 156-9 as Elliot Townsend hit 54 before Churches reached a winning 159-3 in reply with 13 balls to spare.

Box’s Dave Crawford fell 10 runs short of a century, although a 32-run win for his side at Biddestone 2nd was decent consolation.

Crawford (90) and Sam Plowright helped guide Box to 223-6 before K Evans ripped through the Biddestone batting order, taking 5-38 as they were limited to 191-9. Matt Unwin top scored with 78.

Division Three

BRADFORD on Avon earned a nervy two-wicket win away at Lacock.

The hosts posted a below-par total of 147-8 before Bradford edged over the winning line in reply, finishing on 148-8 as no batsman reached 50 in either innings.

Opener Edward Read’s 64 helped set up a 15-run win for Heytesbury & Sutton Veny away at Keevil.

Read’s effort enabled Heytesbury to set a first-innings total of 212-7 before they bowled Keevil out for 197 in reply.

Division Four

WROUGHTON Wranglers kept up their 100 per cent record at the top of the table thanks to a 13-run success away at Nationwide House 2nd.

Batting first, Wranglers were bowled out for 138 but that proved enough for the win as House were dismissed for 125 in reply.

Melksham failed to fire with the ball as they were crushed by 10 wickets away at Devizes 2nd.

The visitors were restricted to a lowly total of 124 and Devizes made light work of the run chase as James Dunford blasted an unbeaten 89 in his side’s winning 126-0.

Division Five

JOE Dorgan’s unbeaten century kept Erlestoke at the top of the standings after a huge 190-run win at home to Goatacre 3rd.

Dorgan (189no) led Erlestoke to a total of 318-3 before Mark Mullis took 4-27 to dismiss Goatacre for 128.

Division Six

A FIVE-WICKET haul from Ray Patel inspired a 141-run win for Blunsdon at home to Malmesbury 2nd.

Dean Tomlin (76) led the way with the bat as Blunsdon hit 228-7 before Patel’s figures of 5-15 skittled the Malmesbury reply for just 87.