BOTH Potterne and Corsham remain in considerable relegation trouble after their respectively heavy Premier One defeats on Saturday.

The situation remains particularly dire for Corsham, who are 26 points adrift of safety after an 89-run defeat at the hands of title-chasing Bath at Station Road.

Having won the toss and put their visitors into bat, Corsham delivered a decent fielding performance as Bath were dismissed for 167 in the 44th over.

James Arney led the attack for the home side, taking 4-19 in 9.3 overs, while Joe King took 3-52 in eight overs and Romano Esau also claimed a couple of wickets.

Bath's scoring was led by Paul Muchall (34) and Greg Hay (32), but despite being set a seemingly get-able target, Corsham were unable to take advantage as their batting line-up collapsed.

Charley Reed, Esau and Davis had all returned the pavilion by the time 18 was on the board and the crisis deepened when Steve Bullen and Vibhor Yadav were lost in successive balls.

Number seven Will Wales’ unbeaten 24 and a partnership of 34 with Arney (17) offered some respite but Thomas Hankins (4-22) mopped up the tail and there were two wickets each for Harry Hankins and Lloyd Davies as Corsham succumbed to 78 all out in the 30th over.

Potterne are a point and place outside the bottom two - second-from-bottom Frocester losing at Bristol - after they came up 70 runs short in a match reduced to 40 overs a side against Bridgwater at The Grove.

Having won the toss and batted first, visiting Bridgwater amassed 259-7, with the middle-order trio of George Bartlett (62 from 53 balls), Stuart Butt (78 from 68 balls) and Alfonso Thomas (58 from 38 balls) all setting about the home attack.

Yuvraj Odedra took 2-49 for the home side but despite being set a slightly-revised target of 257, Potterne were unable to get the job done.

Opener Tom Cullen hit 33 and number three Josh De Souza scored 46 but despite a late 37 from 42 balls from number nine Josh Hodder, the villagers ended on 187 all out in the 38th over, Todd Barrett taking 3-11 in three overs.