JUST six points from tomorrow’s final-day clash with Sudbrook will guarantee leaders Chepstow this season’s South East Wales League Division One title at the expense of long-time rivals Pentyrch.

The results from last weekend’s penultimate round of fixtures went the way of Chepstow as they beat Miskin Manor and second-placed Pentyrch lost to Sudbrook.

That means 14 points separate the top two with one game left to play, and while Chepstow have home advantage tomorrow, Pentyrch finish their campaign in Gwent against Croesyceiliog.

There is still an outside chance that Pentyrch could pip Chepstow to the league crown, although they would probably have to pick up the maximum 20 points and hope the leaders lose heavily.

The reason Chepstow need six points to make absolutely sure is that if the sides were to finish level after the final ball had been bowled then the Monmouthshire outfit would clinch the title.

League rules stipulate that the total number of points accrued in head-to-head matches comes into play should two or more teams end up on the same amount.

In the case of Chepstow and Pentyrch, it is 25-23 in favour of the former following one victory each in the meetings between the title challengers this summer.

It was a real team effort that saw Chepstow home against Miskin last time out.

Malith Madurasinghe and Ben Kellaway both took three wickets as the hosts were limited to 167-8 batting first.

And then all bar one of the Chepstow batsmen reached double figures in reply with openers Ben and Sam Hope-Bell scoring 47 and 37 respectively.

The victory target was reached one ball into the 44th over for the loss of just four wickets.

Jamie Mills looked to have laid a solid foundation for Pentyrch as he smashed 116 off 134 deliveries in a total of 269 all out. Jack Lewis chipped in with 42 and Lewis Coates added 35.

But an unbeaten 119 from Scott O’Leary and Mathew Kinchin’s 99 – the duo put on 109 for the third Sudbrook wicket – guided the home side over the line with eight balls to spare.

While Sudbrook’s title hopes are over, they will have second place in their sights and Chepstow certainly won’t be taking anything for granted.

Usk, who entertain Abergavenny, are just two points behind Sudbrook and could claim a top-three finish.

Meanwhile, Monmouth go to Blackwood, Cardiff Gymkhana visit Miskin and relegated Brecon host Pontypridd.