TROWBRIDGE have extended their advantage at the top of WEPL Wiltshire to 47 points courtesy of their impressive 165-run victory over Royal Wootton Bassett.

Having lost the toss, the visitors put Mike Reynolds' side into bat, a decision they soon lived to regret despite the early dismissal of John Carroll with just nine runs to his name.

That brought in Matthew Hopkins to the crease who, along with Billy Cookson (61), set about putting on a second-wicket stand of 120.

Hopkins was finally dismissed for 123, but the damage had already been done as the hosts posted a big target of 267.

Bassett made a steady start in their reply, reaching 58 for the loss of just two wickets but things soon unravelled for the visitors as they started to lose wicket on a regular basis.

Of the last nine batsman, Ben Batchelor top scored with six as they were skittled out for 102 inside 36 overs.

Meanwhile, Warminster lost pace with the league leaders after Marshfield downed Jack Berrisford’s side to climb into second spot.

Having won the toss and elected to field, Warminster found themselves on top early on as they had Marshfield on 47-3 courtesy of two quick wickets.

However, Suffan Hassan (63 not out) and James Williams (104) put on a fourth-wicket stand of 157 to set Warminster a target of 230.

The visitors fell 71 runs short as Wouter Ras top scored with 53.