Division One

Usk (96-1) beat Croesyceiliog (95) by 9 wickets

USK moved into second place in the table, level on points with leaders Miskin, thanks to an easy defeat of Croesy.

After Mika Ekstrom won the toss and decided to field, Usk’s attack removed the visitors’ openers cheaply before disposing of the other batters regularly, ending their effort in the 34th over.

Tamoor Zafar (3-26) led the way with Freddie Wolfenden (2-20) and Richard Rees (2-2) continuing the good work.

Ekstrom (1-13) and Ben Jones (1-23) completed the rout.

In reply, Elliott Doyle made 24 before being caught, leaving Olly Robson (55no) and Amir Aswani (7no) to ensure an early finish.

Abergavenny (271-9) beat Radyr (243) by 28 runs

ABERGAVENNY kept their promotion hopes high after losing the toss and being asked to bat first.

Despite losing skipper Will Glenn (21) early, Tom Pipe (43), James Francis (49) and Tom Norton (55) manufactured the recovery with Ellis Jones (29) and Sam Clarke (24) making valuable contributions.

In reply, Aber’s bowlers dominated and only Thomas Shrewsbury (69) offered any real resistance.

Sam Clarke (4-60) was top wicket-taker with Ben Morris the most economical. Nathan Byrne (2-37) and Pawan Nisansala (2-43) made useful contributions.

Lisvane (207-9) beat Sudbrook (197) by 10 runs

LISVANE skipper Jack Mitchell won the toss and decided his men would bat first, a decision which looked suspect when both openers were sent back for eight and seven respectively.

Iestyn Hooper Nelson and Sudbrook skipper Jamie Watkins claimed the victims before Dean Wallace took 4-25.

But Lisvane’s late-order batters held it together and the hosts set a below-par total.

With the target being nothing to write home about, Sudbrook lost Mathew Kinchin for 12 but Ross Lewis scored 38 from 65 before being caught.

James Hussey (32) and Will Supple (42) continued the chase but the remaining batters offered only runs in single figures or teens, falling short of the target on the first delivery of the final over.

Division Two

Monmouth (386-5) beat Creigiau (211-7) by 175 runs

JOSH Grey scored a superb 135 as Monmouth set a club-record target for Creigiau to chase.

Batting at number four, Grey came in after David Teague (56) and Henry Breeze (64) gave Monmouth a great start.

Batting with skipper Ben Lander, Grey hit 18 boundaries and five maximums before being caught.

Lander (65) continued the onslaught before he too returned to the pavilion leaving Adam Roberts (12no) and Alistair McIntosh (19no) to set a tough target.

Creigiau made a fight of it with the opening partnership amassing 98 before the first dismissal.

But 98-1 became 98-2 and, apart from a score of 41 and one of 23, the visitors’ chase ended well short. Lander (3-35) rounded off a fine individual performance with Roberts (3-48) and Duncan Delreeve (1-30) completing the job.

Division Five

Undy & Magor (123-5) beat Barry Athletic (122) by 6 wickets

UNDY & Magor skipper Harry James won the toss at Mill Lane and asked the visitors to bat first, a decision that proved fruitful as both openers were dismissed for single-figure scores.

Barry offered a little resistance but with six of the remaining batters failing to reach double figures, their attempt to post a winning score proved fruitless.

Pete Sharratt took 3-34 and Ryan Hudson (2-25) and his dad Richard (2-24) kept the pressure on.

Most economical bowler was Steve Hepple (1-5) in just three overs. In reply, the hosts made 26 before Harry Dibble (43no) anchored the innings with useful contributions from Richard Hudson (16) and Steve Hepple (11) reaching the target in 31 overs.

Division 13 East

Abertillery II (71) lost to Chepstow III (290-5) by 219 runs

GIVEN the chance to bat first, Chepstow opener Dan Tyler hit 12 boundaries and four maximums before being bowled seven runs short of a century. In reply, only one Abertillery batter made double figures as Chepstow’s bowling attack ended the rout in 21 overs.

Top billing went to Paul Phillips (4-10), while Williams took 3-13, Finlay Saysell claimed 2-16 and Josh Adams 1-21.