CORSHAM bested the wet weather and county rivals Burbage & Easton Royal to claim a five-wicket win in Premier Two Glos/Wilts on Saturday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Burbage will have been disappointed with their total as they were bowled out for 137.

Alexander Higgins (3-14) led the way with the ball for Corsham as John Riekert (45) top scored.

After a rain break, Corsham’s target was revised to 131 in 37 overs and they comfortably reached it with 29 balls to spare.

Solid knocks from Adam Mitchell (48) and Andy Davis (38no) meant the run chase was relatively trouble free as the hosts reached 133-5.

Elsewhere, Chippenham lost ground in the race for the title after their clash at home to Frocester was abandoned.

Chippenham lost the toss and were inserted to bat, slipping to 136-8 after 25 overs when a halt was called to proceedings owing to the wet weather.

The Hardenhuish Park side are now 14 points adrift of leaders Thornbury after they earned a four-wicket win away at Biddestone.

Danny Slade returned fine figures of 4-9 as Biddestone were bowled out for just 103.

That target was revised to 101 in 35 overs after tea and, despite a few wobbles, Thornbury were able to chase it down as they reached a winning 103-6.

Trowbridge remain at the foot of the table following a 77-run defeat away at Dumbleton in a game reduced to 40 overs per side.

Daniel Holland hit 99 as Dumbleton posted 257-6 but Trowbridge’s reply was curtailed at 180 all out as Mike Reynolds (58) top scored.

Finally, no play was possible during Goatacre’s trip to Stroud.