A SECOND straight victory for Malmesbury in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Division Two was earned courtesy of a good display in the field, with all chances taken for a change.

Set to score 150 to win, Marlborough looked comfortable against an accurate new ball attack, and with overseas player Nishi Bordoloi beginning to blossom the writing was on the wall for the home side.

However a change to the spin attack of Shellard and Gaunt saw a change in fortune. Bordoloi hammered a leg side full toss straight to Pearce-Smith on the boundary and the game changed in an instant.

The rest of the Marlborough batting line-up never looked threatening and disintegrated very quickly to 93 all out.

Shellard, without ever bowling at his best, picked up five wickets and Gaunt three.

Earlier Malmesbury, having won the toss at last, elected to bat on a good track.

Tom McNeil was nipped out early lbw to Pete Matthias and then Chris Hurst top-edged a full toss into his nose and had to retire hurt.

Gaunt joined BK Majumder at the crease and took the attack to the opposition and at just past the halfway stage Malmesbury were 90 for two and set to reach 200.

Majumder was then stumped and Gaunt was caught behind off Byndoor's first ball trying to swat a short ball, and the innings fell away, with none of the other batsmen, with the notable exception of Glynn Rhys-Jones, able to make much of the of fspin of Bordoloi and Byndoor.

The final tally of 149, with Rhys-Jones run out for 28 off the penultimate ball, really should not have been anywhere near enough, but the Marlborough batting wasn't up to the job.

The win puts Malmesbury back in with an outside chance of promotion.