CHEPSTOW can put one hand on the South East Wales League Division One trophy tomorrow, despite losing to their nearest rivals last time out.

The leaders head to Miskin Manor just a point ahead of Pentyrch, who visit Sudbrook, with two games to go.

Pentyrch gave themselves every chance of pipping Chepstow to the title with a convincing seven-wicket triumph against Jason Dobbie’s men.

Dobbie top scored for Chepstow with a half-century before being run out as his side looked to post an imposing total for Pentyrch to chase.

In the end, 187 was needed to win, and the visitors cruised home thanks to opener Lewis Coates’ unbeaten 69, 45 from Brett Hole and Jamie Mills’ 30.

Chepstow, while hoping to pick up as many points as possible at Miskin Manor tomorrow, will also be keen for Sudbrook to do them a favour back in Monmouthshire.

If the reverse fixture is anything to go by then it could well be a tense afternoon in Miskin.

It was way back on the opening day of the season that Chepstow squeezed home by just one wicket, claiming victory off the final ball of the encounter.

Elsewhere in the division there are mini battles going on to try to finish as high in the table as possible.

Third-placed Sudbrook and Usk, in fourth, are separated by just one point, and while the former face Pentyrch, the latter host lowly Pontypridd.

In fifth and sixth, five points apart, sit Abergavenny, who travel to Croesyceiliog after being bowled out for 79 by Sudbrook, and Miskin Manor.

Further down the standings in seventh and eighth are Monmouth and, two points back, Croesyceiliog.

Monmouth should have the upper hand going into the last weekend of the season as they head to bottom club Brecon.

And Blackwood, in ninth, entertain Cardiff Gymkhana, the side five points and one place below them.

Next season will see Newport Fugitives and Panteg join South East Wales League Division One following relegation from the second division of the South Wales Premier League.

The two relegated teams played each other in their last fixtures of the 2019 season, with Panteg running out winners by two wickets.

Seven points separated the sides at the end of a very testing campaign for both.

Panteg finished with five wins to the Fugitives’ two, but points deductions for unfulfilled second XI games saw the firsts punished.

Newbridge, promoted last season, were seventh, while Malpas finished sixth.

South East Wales League Division One – Blackwood Town v Cardiff Gymkhana, Brecon v Monmouth, Croesyceiliog v Abergavenny, Miskin Manor v Chepstow, Sudbrook v Pentyrch, Usk v Pontypridd.