BROADWAY & Horton pulled further away from the Division 3 relegation zone with a 90-run win over fellow strugglers Chard 2s on Saturday.

Batting first, Broadway lost the Larkman brothers, Spencer and Warwick, early on but this brought in Harry Dunn who settled the innings with a fine 60.

Charlie Norman added 53 before being run out and Andy Knight a late 23.

Ricky Stoodley took 4-52 and H. Evans 3-38 as Broadway were all out for 247.

In reply, 30-odds from Phil Tolley and Andrew Sochon were the main scores as Andrew Mason took 4-41 and Chard collapsed to 157 all out.

Ilminster 2s’ promotion hopes were jolted as they lost by four wickets to improving Lympsham.

Put in to bat, Ilminster lost three early wickets to Sam McCrea but Josh House came in to hit a sparkling 82, backed up by Luke Dopson (35) and Adam Cox (42) as they recovered to 246-9.

Lympsham’s reply also relied on one batsman as Jack Luff hit an unbeaten 125 to see his side home with eight balls to spare.

North Perrott 2s beat lowly Barrington by 118 in Division 4 after hitting 238-7.

Half-centuries from Sam Rowswell and Brandon Moy led the way as Martin Brain took 3-34.

Barrington had no answer to Rick Hyett (5-33) and Rowswell (4-20) who bowled them out for 120.

South Petherton picked up a welcome win as they beat Huntspill & District by 27 runs.

Put in to bat, Pethy’s openers put on 76 for the first wicket as Paul Acreman hit 86 and Adam Young 39.

Aaron Tinsley added 28 as Pethy reached 229-7.

A consistent bowling performance kept Huntspill at bay despite a fine 66 from Sam Lillycrop, with Young (1-15 off 9) being the pick of the attack.

Ilton picked up a fine four-wicket win at home to leaders Uphill Castle.

Uphill were all out for 165, despite 83 from Brad Carter, with Rich Jones taking 3-23 off 9.

In reply, Rich Gower hit a sparkling unbeaten 93 to ensure victory.

Crewkerne established their mid-table position with a 44-run win at bottom club Wellington 2s.

Batting first, Andrew Callow (69), Tom Briggs (59) and Jon Gould (55) enabled Crewkerne to post 245-5.

Wellington were 152-4 but collapsed to 201 all out as Andrew Callow (3-30) and Darren Parsons (3-38) took control.

In Division 7S, Broadway & Horton 2s beat Kilmington & Stourton by 45 runs after they hit 187-5.

Ieuan Watkins top scored with an unbeaten 52.

When Kilmington replied, Tom Wilson’s fine 3-30 opening spell put them on the back foot and Steve Driskel (2-25) finished the job.

Crewkerne 2s were well beaten by Yeovil 3s who posted 192 all out thanks to 98 from Reece Malcolm.

In reply, Crewkerne had the misfortune of opener Robbie James having to retire on 38 and thereafter it was something of a procession with only Ashley Collins (13) hitting a double figure score in their all out total of 93.

Causing the damage was Taylor Yeo, whose seven overs reaped 6-20.

Leaders Ilminster 3s suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of third-placed Castle Cary 2s.

Batting first, Ilminster posted 178, despite arriving at the ton with only three wickets down.

Opener Trevor Goss hit 46, Ryan Lewis 28 and Tim Crawley 30 as Simon Maber took 3-25.

Cary made a solid start with openers Steve Wadman (37) and Alfie Collings (52) in good form.

JT Langridge did his best for Ilminster, taking an incredible 5-3 off 8, but Cary came home with an over to spare.