CHIPPENHAM 2nd are the early pace-setters in Division One of the Wiltshire Cricket League after taking 28 points from their opening weekend win at home to Malmesbury.

Tom Makepeace (76no) and Richard Bates (58) helped Chippenham post 216-6 off 45 overs and that set up a 142-run win as Malmesbury were bowled out for just 74 in reply.

Brilliant bowling from S Underhill helped Avebury claim a 91-run win away at Nationwide House.

Dominic Fry (67) top scored for Avebury as they posted 152-7 and Underhill then returned figures of 4-12 as the House reply was skittled for 61.

Corsham 2nd got the better of their Swindon counterparts by seven wickets on home turf.

Swindon posted 160-9 but Corsham batsmen Ed Vickery (50no), Will Wales (46no) and Luke Curtis (45) made short work of the chase, finishing on 164-3 after 36 overs.

Charlie Rustell hit a century as Beckington earned a five-wicket win away at Winsley.

Helped by Noah Millard (75), Rustell (114) led a successful run chase for Beckington as they reached 245-5 in reply to the hosts’ 244-6.

Giles Williams (69) and Thomas Whealey (61) had earlier led the charge for Winsley.

Finally, Great Bedwyn won by 70 runs at Marlborough, thanks chiefly to an unbeaten 78 from Sam Tuttle.

Bedwyn posted 257-3 off 45 overs and then limited Marlborough to 187-7, with Rich Turnell (72) leading the reply in vain.

Division Two

PRASHANT Joshi (72) led a successful run chase for Swindon NALGO as they won by eight wickets at Biddestone 2nd.

Thomas Walker (69) had helped Biddestone set a target of 179-5 but the efforts of Joshi and Wahab Khalid (48no) saw NALGO reach that inside 31 overs, finishing on 183-2.

A unbeaten fine stand between Ross Newman (63no) and Joe De Souza (47no) led Bear Flat to a nine-wicket win at home to Box.

Box posted 141-8 but Flat needed less than 25 overs to chase that down, ending on 145-1.

Division Three

JON Candy scored 99no for White Horse and Nick Clarke added an unbeaten 52 as they earned a 10-wicket win at Bradford on Avon.

James Pike (51no) helped Bradford post 154 but Candy and Clarke made short work of the reply and Horse reached their target inside 25 overs, finishing on 158-0.

John Wiltshire (59) and Chay Forester (56) helped Lacock post 208-6 at home to Heytestbury & Sutton Veny and set up a 75-run win.

The visitors were then bowled out for 133 in reply.

Division Four

STANLEY figures of 4-12 inspired Wanborough to a 10-run win in a low-scoring game at Melksham.

The visitors were dismissed for 82 as Gary Ings took 4-12, but that low target proved beyond Melksham thanks to Vas’ heroics.

Benjamin Webber (4-11) was the hero for Wroughton Wranglers in their eight-wicket win at Ramsbury.

The home side were skittled for 53 and Wroughton needed just 14 overs to reach a winning 55-2.

Division Six

DEAN Tomlin took a five-wicket haul for Blunsdon as they earned an 11-run win at home to Winsley 2nd.

Blunsdon were dismissed for 156 but that proved just enough as Tomlin (5-18) restricted the Winsley reply to 145-9.