ASHBRITTLE are setting the early pace along with East Huntspill at the top of the first division in the West Somerset Cricket League, both having 70 points after two games.

Ashbrittle won their second game in eight days when they beat Churchinford away by eight wickets. The home side were bowled out for 106 with James Allinson-Smith being their top scorer with 37 while Oliver White took 4-21 and Callum White 2-25. Wilfred Embleton steered the Ashes to victory with 76 not out.

East Huntspill piled up 266-4 in beating Brompton Ralph by 152 runs with Brodie Anderson scoring 108 not out, Karaneer Virk 46 and Patrick Chisholm 39. Brompton were bowled out for 114 with Ian Phillips snapping up 5-35.

Bridgetown bounced back from the previous week's hammering to beat Stoke St Mary by eight wickets in a high scoring encounter. Stoke made 209 all out and Bridgetown cruised to victory in 27-1 overs.

In the only other game in the top division, champions Kilve won by eight wickets against Bagborough who were shot out for only 62.

Roadwater have already moved into a sizeable lead in Division Two after winning their first three matches, the latest being a 162-run home victory over Crowcombe. Ross Cornish hammered 121 as the leaders scored 261 in their allotted overs with Kieran Roberts scoring 44 and Joe Murch 36.

Crowcombe never remotely got near the target, being bowled out for 99 in 17-5 overs with Rob White (40 not out) being their only batter to make any decent runs. Murch took 4-20, Oliver Cole 2-30, Jack Foster 2-20 and Zac Watson 2-27.

Lydeard St Lawrence cruised to an eight-wicket home success against Carhampton who were bowled out for 114 with opener James Snell top scoring with 43. Clayton Vellacott took 4-36.

In reply Lydeard, who won the toss and elected to field, lost two early wickets before Mark Hannaford scored 53 not out for a comfortable win.

Huish Champflower won by 107 runs at Stoodleigh who were bowled out for 107 when chasing their opponents' 214-8. Michael Kidner knocked 68 and Martin Pownall 52 for Huish, while Leigh Milton-Fyfe took 4-14 and Josh Fyfe 3-15 for the winners.

Watchet crashed to a 58-run defeat at Winsford who scored 146-8 in their 40 overs and then bowled out the opposition for 88. 

Elias Hayes was the leading run-getter of the day, scoring 193 for Stogumber in their 163-run success against Bishops Hull in Division Three. Stogumber scored 340-8 in their 40 overs, with Zac Rexworthy scoring 39 and Peter Horton 28. Bishops Hull, who won their opening game the previous weekend, were bowled out for 177 with opener Ross Northover making 58 and Paul Holman 26.

In the only other game in the division, Wiveliscombe bowled out visitors Cutcombe for 123 - but still lost. Lee Baker scored 31 for Cutcombe, while Charlie Thorne took 5-37. The target proved too much for Wiveliscombe who were bowled out for only 112, unable to cope with the bowling of Elliott Binding (5-16) and Nick Baker (3-8).

It was a good day for the Ashbrittle club whose 2nd XI won a low scoring game against Stoke St Mary by eight wickets in Division Four. Only Rowen Keyte (34) and Charlie Nation (12) managed double figures for Stoke who were all out for 72. Rob Popplestone made 30 as Ashbrittle gained an easy victory.

Hemyock won by four wickets at home to Buckland St Mary who already have a 21-point lead at the top of the table, while Brompton Ralph failed to raise a side against Roadwater.