IN a rain affected week only two of the top Division One matches were played but they each had significant outcomes.

Winterbourne suffered yet another defeat and are effectively relegated to Division Two cricket next season.

Against Southwest they reached 102 for eight, but then saw Griggs hit a quick 50 before being run out and Lloyd ended unbeaten on 38 as the home side raced to a winning 103 for two.

In the other match, Comptons made their target of 104 for two in reply to Wroughton's 102 for five to consolidate their top position.

Division Two

ONLY one match beat the weather as WH Smith beat Talismen by eight wickets.

Talismen made 96 for five, with Davey keeping the batsmen in check with figures of three for 20. In reply, Keep hit 33 not out as Smiths scored 97 for two.

Nationwide took revenge for their previous week's defeat at the hands of Chameleon in a rearranged fixture. Without main star Kumar, Chameleon could only manage 125 for five on a fast batting strip at Pipers Way.

Paul Sherwood looked as if he was going to make all the runs himself, hitting 69 off 43 balls, but Roofe and Vincent saw Nationwide home at 126 for one in the 11th over.

Division Three

MONAHANS and Ashbury are both relegated, the latter without playing a match.

Monahans were shot out for 50 by Motorola, Peerwala taking three for 16 and Khan three for 21, and Motorola then hit 51 for one in reply.

Sevenfields posted 109 for eight at Mannington, but Stratton replied with 110 for seven.

Division Four

PURTON gained promotion to Division Three next year. although not yet as champions.

They hit a mighty 195 for one, Mark Collier top-scoring with an unbeaten 118 and Colsell with a supportive 54.

L and K Skips were then bowled out for 45.

Anchor were skittled by Intel for 17, James taking five for four. Intel took a leisurely five overs to reach 18 without loss.

Nine Elms look favourites to join Purton in Division Three next season as they defeated Innogy by 28 runs.

Batting first they scored 126 for five and then restricted Innogy to 98 for eight.