WELLINGTON 2nd XI maintained their position at the top of Division Three in the Somerset Cricket League with a 119-run win over North Perrott 2nd XI at the Playing Field.

It enabled them to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season and to stay 33 points clear of second-placed Cheddar.

Batting first, Wellington never looked back after an opening stand of 54 between Ben Evett (34) and Paul Short (66).

Aks Latifi made 27 before being run out, while Neil Hendy (39), Rob Moysey (40 not out) and Andy Hurry (34), piled up the runs. Andrew Knight was Perrott's most successful bowler with 3-32.

Perrott made a bright enough start, scoring 32 before losing their first wicket. However they slumped to 4-44 before Jack Stephens (46) and Charlie Silk (40) shared in a fifth-wicket stand of 73.

Perrott, with ten men, eventually scored 148-9 with Moysey, Alex Troake and Ollie Hunt taking two wickets, and there was one each for Tom Hopkins, Hurry and Ian Hewson.

Cheddar kept in touch with Wellington with a five-wicket home win over Taunton Deane 3rd XI - their fourth victory in six matches.

Wellington have a record of played six, won six.