A battling display by Chepstow saw them win at high-flying Pentyrch – but results elsewhere left them in the South Wales Premier League second tier drop zone.

Mumbles and Ynysygerwn tied their match and the 15 points gained by the home side left them in seventh place, while Gorseinon won at Penarth who are eighth, one place ahead of Chepstow with a 15-point advantage over the Mathern Road club.

Pentyrch’s skipper won the toss and elected to bat first, opener Greg McKain carrying his bat in making 119 not out to give the home side a good start, despite David Monk bowling his partner for 13.

Chepstow skipper Jason Dobbie took 3-65 with Monk finishing with 1-30 and one maiden in his five-over spell.

Ben Kellaway bowled tightly at a cost of two runs in each of his 10 overs, while Ollie Rayner captured Wilcox’s wicket cheaply to restrict Pentyrch to a reachable target.

After losing his opening partner Scott Bailey for 19, Carwyn James scored 69, hitting 10 boundaries and one maximum to get Chepstow up to the required run rate.

Aaron Jones dug in and contributed 38 valuable runs, leaving Monk (29no) and Kellaway (57no) to clinch the victory and 18 match points.

Meanwhile, Chepstow Seconds beat their Cowbridge counterparts by five wickets in Division Two East.

After winning the toss, Chepstow skipper Cam Rees asked the visitors to bat first.

Luca Goddard (1-20) removed one of Cowbridge’s openers cheaply and the home bowlers restricted the visitors’ attempts to set a tough target.

Jonathan Huws took 4-38, Rees claimed 2-28 and there was one wicket each for James Kellaway and Olly Thornhill.

In reply, Thornhill (38) and Tuhin Gavand (44) kept to the run rate and Goddard (23) and Rees (16no) clinched victory.

Elsewhere, Chepstow Thirds were involved in a remarkable game against Monmouth Fourths at Francis Field.

Batting first, Chepstow amassed a staggering 427-3 with centuries for Alun Jones and Jake Bryant and half-centuries for Max Parry and Brent Harkins.

In reply, Monmouth were all out for just 12 – six of those runs were extras.

Eight batters went for ducks as Paul Phillips claimed six wickets for three runs.

SE Wales League Division One

Panteg (161) lost to Sudbrook (240-7) by 79 runs

Sudbrook moved further away from the drop zone with a fine win after skipper Jamie Watkins won the toss and decided to bat first.

An opening stand of 92 gave the visitors a great start thanks to Mathew Kinchin’s 45 runs and Ross Lewis’ 64.

James Hussey (27) and Gareth Tyler (43) helped steer the target over the 200-run mark and Watkins’ (22) left the finishing touches to Max Warby and Ryan Hudson who were both there at the end.

Iestyn Hooper Nelson and Hudson removed both openers cheaply and Hussey snapped up a caught and bowled to end a 37-run recovery.

Despite a late contribution of 36 by Panteg’s wicketkeeper, the damage had already been done as Dean Wallace took 4-37, Hudson ended with figures of 3-16 and Hooper Nelson claimed 1-29.

Abergavenny (315-9) beat Malpas (259) by 56 runs

Home skipper William Glenn top-scored with 108 after winning the toss and deciding his men would bat first.

But Glenn lost three partners cheaply before Tom Norton (37) stopped the rot.

Glenn departed at 228-5 but Ellis Jones (32) and Sam Clarke (39) kept the scorer busy as the total approached 300.

In reply, Malpas skipper Michael Martin made 80 before being caught by Joe Harris off a Clarke delivery.

Although James Perrett (32) and Lewis Morgan (55) made valuable contributions, two more wickets fell cheaply, leaving two late double-figure scores short of the target.