WESTBURY kept their title hopes on the rails with a routine eight-wicket triumph over county rivals Biddestone in Prem Two Glos/Wilts.

Skipper Alex Senneck has already stated his belief that Goatacre, 23 points clear of the west Wiltshire men with three matches remaining, will lift the title.

But after back-to-back league defeats, Westbury at least maintained their own interest in a top two finish, if not more, with a dominating bowling performance at Biddestone.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat, a decision they were soon to rue as their batting order was demolished.

Losing skipper Chris Baker to the first ball of the innings from Richard Oakley hardly helped their cause and only Luke Panes (15 not out) and Naeem Khan (12) were able to get into double figures as the hosts collapsed.

Oakley ended with 4-23 and Andy Carroll 3-25 as they were dismissed for 84 in the 31st over.

Westbury lost openers Brannon Varley 17 and Mike Coles (three) but numbers three and four Richard Mills and Arran Dickinson were able to guide them home without strife with knocks of 34 not out and 27 not out respectively.

Westbury host a third-against-fourth placed clash with Burbage & Easton Royal this weekend.