NEW champions Watchet have extended their lead at the top of Division Three in the West Somerset Cricket League following a nine wicket victory over Stogumber.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat the hosts' skipper Eli Hayes was bowled early on by Matt Lovell, before Ben Rexworthy who made 11 and Toby Howe who made 12 got the scoreboard moving.

James Rexworthy then came to the wicket and hit 21 but several wickets fell at the opposite end until Yaw came in and remained at the crease until he ran out of partners by which time he was unbeaten on 17 and Stogumber were all out for 83 in 22.1 overs.

Dom Bowden was the bowler doing the damage ending with five for 12 from his 7.1 overs.

Watchet made light work of their target, reaching 86 for the loss of one wicket in 16.2 overs, James Weetch finishing unbeaten on 53 while Ian Lowe was not out 18.

Scores: Stogumber 83, Watchet 86-1