THE meeting of the top two at Collingbourne resulted in a win for Calne which moved them back to the top of Division One.

Batting first, Calne scored 200 for five, with major contributions from Liann Botes (55) and Chris Downham (42) and Barry Langfield taking one for 18 in 15 overs.

Downham then took four for 31 in 15 overs as despite 43 from Ghyas Khan, Collingbourne were restricted to 157 for nine in reply.

The defeat dropped Collingbourne to third as Biddestone by virtue of their 52 run win at Purton moved up to second spot. Dwaine Perry (87) helped Biddestone to 208 for nine, with Adam Alford taking four for 44 for Purton. Gordon Bedwell responded with six for 56 as Purton made 157 for nine in reply.

At the foot of the table Potterne picked up valuable points at the expense of Beanacre. Kevin Gover, with three for 16 in 6.1 overs, and Fred Kerley, two for 29 in 15, pegged Beanacre to 119 all out. A fine 63 not out by Steve Fortune, helped by Phil Oliver (32) helped Potterne to a comfortable eight wicket victory with overs to spare.

Nationwide House continue to find wins hard to come as they lost at Bath Civil Service. They were bowled out for 90 as John Fair took three for 17 in 13 overs, Paul Wood three for 41 in 15 and Dave Potter three for 10 in five. Mark Vincent top scored with 35. Rob Read (29) and Matt Smith (22) then saw Civil Service to a four wicket win despite Mostyn Morris picking up three for 18 in 10 overs.

Division Two

SWINDON Civil Service remain top as their match at home to Minety was forfeited by the visitors who were unable to raise a side.

Buscot Park move back to second place following their seven wicket victory at lowly Highworth. The home side batted well to score 203 for nine, with Chris Meade making 50. Hamish Millar's 89 then led Buscot to their win with 15 balls to spare.

Urchfont go fourth after they defeated Cherhill by 49 runs. Mark Bateman (52 not out) top scored in their 211 for eight and then Ian Burt took five for 41 in nine overs, Andy Mortimer scoring 63 in the Cherhill reply of 162.

Division Three

LEADERS Spye Park and Seagry both won and extend their advantage over third placed Wroughton Wranglers, who surprisingly lost at Swindon 3rds.

Thanks to Hendy Alleyne's invaluable 69 Wroughton scored 148 for six as Randy Roze took five for 33 in 15 overs.

Mark Evans replied with four for 36 in 14 overs but with Nick Parkinson making 41 not out, Swindon just got home by one wicket.

Spye Park entertained Blunsdon and in a high scoring encounter won by four wickets. Kevin Aubrey (83) and Rob Harrison (50 not out) helped Blunsdon to 236 for six, Harrison taking 28 off the last over. For Spye, Chris Beaven took four for 54 in 15 overs. When Spye batted John Bathe (87), supported by Andy Beal (50) and Rich Bowater (33 not out) saw them to victory with an over to spare.

Nick Lancaster bowled well for Blunsdon to finish with four for 78 in 15 overs.

Seagry visited improving Wanborough and were bowled out for 129, with Ian Thurgood making 33 and Andy Thompson taking three for 13. Will Tidmarsh then took three for 26 in 15 overs, and despite Tom Clinning's 35, Wanborough were bowled out for 89.

Bathford picked up a surprise win at Dauntsey Gentlemen by just two runs. With Paul Merritt making 41 and Andrew Murray 30, Bathford scored 165 for eight as Craig Edenboro took five for 31 in 15 overs. Merritt then took five wickets and despite Edenboro's 34 and Brian Scotford's 38, Dauntsey were bowled out for 163 in the 42nd over.

Heytesbury continued their climb up the table as they comprehensively defeated struggling Moredon Royal Oak. A fine 156 not out from Will Dineen, including 100 of the first 122, with 13 sixes and six fours, supported by James Leighton (31) and a rapid 62 from Justin Wagstaff (6 sixes and 3 fours) helped Heytesbury to 287 for three. A somewhat shell shocked Moredon were then shot out for 29 as Justin took four for 12 in eight overs and Rob Barnes five for 16 in 8.4.

Division Four

LAMBOURN visited Warminster 3rds and scored 213 for nine before bowling their hosts out for 113 to win comfortably.

Avebury travelled to bottom of the table Mildenhall and raced to 262 for five, thanks to Dominic Fry (135) and Rob Gater (65). Gater followed with four for 37 in 15 overs as only Vernon Staplin (49) offered much resistance as Mildenhall were bowled out for 81.

Lowly Coates were indebted to Paul Deverell's 89 in their 153 for five at Wilcot who went on to a six wicket win, thanks to Graham Staplin (48 not out).

Surprise of the day came at Corsham where the home side's 3rds entertained struggling Westbury 3rds. Corsham looked well on their way as they posted 226 for five, thanks to Simon Hudson-Wall (113) and Peter Greenwood, who made 69 before being stumped off a wide. Westbury's batsmen made a positive reply and thanks to a fine 68 not out from Geoff Edwards, helped in an unbroken fourth wicket stand by Phil Mead (41 not out) saw Westbury to a seven wicket win as Edwards hit the winning runs of the last ball of the game.

Division Five

KEEVIL maintained their lead as they bowled visiting Devizes 3rds out for 80, with Paul Jones taking five for 17 and going on to an easy eight wicket success.

Litten Tree bowled visitors Lavington out for 73 as Julian Brown took five for 10 in 11.1 overs and Martin Sanson two for 23 in nine. Kevin Crook (25 not out) and Colin Blake (28 not out) then knocked the runs off in 15 overs for the loss of one wicket.

Buscot Park 2nds ended their losing run as they moved back to third place following a 41 run home success against Burbage and ER 2nds. Andy Moreby (32), Colin Pratt (31) and Neil Phillips (54) enabled Buscut to make 186 for eight, with Tom Warbridge, four for 20, the pick of the Burbage bowlers. Paul Swatton then hit a crisp 64 and Bob Cady 37 but it was Buscot's all round bowling which swung the game as James Phillips, three for 31, Willy Townsend, three for 29 and Glen Townsend, three for 46, dismissed Burbage for 145.

Purton 2nds visited Chippenham 3rds and came away winners by seven wickets. Chippenham found runs difficult to get but thanks to Ray Bullen (41), George Sykes (30) and John Collins (27 not out) managed to get 137 for five as John Dunn took three for 32 in 13 overs. Andy Distan (62) and Adam Miles (29) then took Purton to victory with overs to spare.

Another low scoring game saw United Churches' improved form continue. They were bowled out for 131 at Nettleton, with Andy Foster (29) top scoring. For Nettleton Andy Couzens took three for 45 in 10.4 overs and Ian Sandell three for 27 in 10. In response Dave Bamford, four for 27 in 15, Neil Laing, three for 20 in 12, and Adam Foster, three for 13 in 11.1 overs, saw Nettleton bowled out for 68 in the 39th over.

Division Six

NATIONWIDE House 2nds take over at the top following their comprehensive drubbing of visiting Trowbridge A.

Andy Lewis, with seven for 17 in 8.1 overs, and Nigel Stone, three for 19 in eight, whipped Trowbridge out for 36 and led by Darren Miles (28 not out) sped to a ten wicket win.

Previous leaders Biddestone 2nds were surprised at home by an improving Lacock who, thanks to Charles Doel (108) and Barry Harding (79 not out) closed at 242 for three. Doel and Harding added 190 for the second wicket. Biddestone then struggled against some accurate bowling and were bowled out for 106 in 40 overs.

Bottom of the table Cooper-Avon Tyres 2nds gave visitors Goatacre 3rds a run for their money before going down by three wickets. With Nathan Mantle making 54 and Aravindon 60, Cooper-Avon ended with 179 all out. Pick of the Goatacre bowlers was Andy Staravloski, with four for 4-49 in 15 overs. Aravindon followed up with four for 40 in 15 overs but thanks to Richard Grigg (56) Goatacre's win came in the 42nd over.

Westinghouse 2nds slipped up at home to lowly All Cannings. Westinghouse made 210 for seven, Ian Woodman (75 not out) top scoring, before Richard Mantle (81 not out) and Rob Holman (63 not out) then helped All Cannings to a nine wicket win with four overs to spare.

Wootton Bassett 3rds' slide continued as they lost by 80 runs at Calne 2nds. For the home side, Tom Knight (48) top scored in their 153 for nine as Barry Thurtell took four for 31 in 13 overs and Garry Anslow four for 53 in 15. Bassett then collapsed to 73 all out as Chris Eades took eight for 10 in 13.2 overs to record a league best for Calne.

Division Seven

LEADING duo Bradford Town 2nds and Beehive Bradford both gained easy wins.

Bradford bowled out visiting Marshfield 3rds for 103, with Keith Taylor taking five for 49 in 12 overs and Dave Edwards three for 12 in nine. Clive Warrren (34) and James Pike (29) then helped Bradford to an eight wicket win.

Beehive rattled up 266 for four at home to Bath Civil Service 2nds and then bowled out the visitors for 106.

United Churches 2nds are still looking for their first win after they lost at home to Dauntsey Gentlemen 2nds. A fine 100 by Gordon Mitchell helped Dauntsey to 213 for four before Neil Thomas, three for seven in 8.5 overs, helped them bowl their hosts out for 98.

The local derby at Beanacre saw the home side's 2nds defeat visiting Potterne 2nds by 17 runs. Ray Veacock (44), Dave Gilbert (36) and Clive Bailey (37) helped Beanacre to 187 all out. Tim Rutty then took five for 66 in 15 overs and Trevor Braine three for 54 in 15 as despite the efforts of Brendan Baker (69) and Andy Hillier (34), Potterne were bowled out for 170 in the 40th over.

Division Eight

COLLINGBOURNE 2nds take over from Corsham 4ths at the top of the division as they collected more bonus points from their match.

Ian Kie (73 not out) and Steve Knight (55) helped Collingbourne to 217 for six at All Cannings 2nds. Gordon Mackerell then took six for 28 as All Cannings were bowled out for 95.

Corsham 4ths shot hosts Biddestone 3rds out for just 60 with Nevill Dennett taking six for 15 and Martin Hick three for 12 and Nick Hudson top scoring with 23. Corsham then struggled in their turn for runs as George Harper took three for 27 and Chris Jones four for 20 but they finally crept home by two wickets.

Highworth 2nds gained a welcome win at the expense of hosts Bathford 2nds. Highworth scored 165 for six, thanks to Nick Parker (53) and Andy Perkins (40). Geoff Halls then took five for 40 and Andy Simmons three for 25 as they restricted the Bathford respons to 145 for nine, despite 51 from John Higgs and Carlos Aguerra 29.

Chippenham 4ths visited Blunsdon 2nds and scored 173 for eight, thanks to Mike Adams (56) and Alan Dyer (25). For Blunsdon Nick Walker took three for 37 in 15 overs. Phil Tryner four for 39 in 12 and Neil Adams three for 32 in 10 overs then helped bowl Blunsdon out for 151, with the main contributions coming from Paul Usher (32) and Mike Castle (23).

Devizes 4ths crashed to yet another big defeat, going down by ten wickets at home to Swindon 4ths. Steve Cole, with six for 16 in seven overs, was mainly responsible for bowling Devizes out for 36. Wayne Steptoe (30 not out) then led the Swindon victory dash.