Chepstow's Premier League status is precarious after Saturday’s results left them on the bottom of the division two table and 19 points from the safety of eighth place.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Chepstow failed to establish a tough target for fourth-placed Cowbridge to fear.

Aaron Jones, in at three, tried to stop the rot after losing both openers but was unable to establish a stand as partners came and went for single-figure contributions.

Jones’ wicket was the penultimate dismissal having made Chepstow’s highest score of 34 in a not-so-grand total of 107.

Despite two early wickets for Jason Dobbie, who was the only wicket taker, Cowbridge passed their target in the 26th over.

There was better news for Chepstow Seconds at Division Two East rivals Newport, as a sparkling 147 by Jamie Rayner established a match-winning total of 267-8.

Opening the innings after skipper James Bostock won the toss and decided his men would bat first, Rayner struck 26 boundaries and one maximum in his 142-ball contribution.

Fellow opener Chris Archer weighed in with 39 to establish a stand of 135 for the first wicket, and Rayner increased the score to 226 before being dismissed.

Malith Madurasinghe had added 29 when he was run out, and Bostock made 14 before he too was run out.

In reply, Newport made 244-9 with Archer taking 4-35, while Jonathan Huws (2-54), Rizan Mansoor (2-59) and Scott Williams (1-41) also chipped in with wickets.