GOODRICH 1st XI maintained their hold on the top slot in Marches One with a six-wicket win at Kington on Saturday.

The league leaders' attack had the hosts rocking on 34-6 after three wickets for no runs, Joe Provis taking two and Jack Lewis the other.

None of the top seven batsmen reached double figures as Goodrich's bowlers laid siege, before tailenders Simon Turner with 30, Bryan Kirkham with 28 and Gary Irwin with 20 lifted them to 128 all out in 27.2 overs.

Provis took four for 32 off his eight overs, Lewis 3-41-8, Chris Tookey 2-25-5.2 and Bradley Sussex 1-27-6.

The visitors then eased to 132-4 in 25.1 overs, skipper Sam Griffiths firing 67, including 10 fours, backed by Tookey and Harry Mutlow with 18 apiece and Sean Weller 10 not out.

The 2nds had an even easier time of it away to Kington 2nds, winning by 10 wickets as Lee Harrington blasted an incredible 103 not out.

Luke Bedford played the supporting role with 14 as Goodrich chased down the 20-over target of 131-7 in just 11.3 overs.

Adam Kibble and Joseph Griffiths starred with the ball with three wickets apiece.

Aston Ingham 2nds failed by just seven runs to chase down visitors Eldersfield’s 32-over target of 143-8, after wicket braces for Simon Clark, Ethan Drew-White and Luke Ward, plus a caught and bowled for Mark Mathias.

Skipper opener Jimmy Davies then scored 35, backed by Mathias with 26, Dave Lacey 17 and Luke Ward 16, but they could only reach 136-6 in reply.

The 3rds also lost by five wickets at home to Dymock 2nds, after scoring 108-9 in their 30 overs.

Nathan Davies with 31, Max Evans with 21 and Andrew Gardner with 15 not out made some runs.

But it was not enough, as Dymock reached 109-5 with 3.5 overs to spare, Gardner taking two of the wickets.