Division 1: Burton (160-9) drew with Whitland (216-7)

Whitland's bid to stay in Division 1 was boosted at Burton as the Borderers got by far the better of the draw against their relegation rivals.

The visitors secured 29 points after posting 216-7, and although Burton hung on with 160-9, they were outside the 50 run margin needed to claim vital losing draw points.

Whitland laid the platform through openers Jack Bowen and Ed John, Bowen making a typically quickfire 49 with 10 fours before being bowled by John Scale.

But John and Jonathan Thomas took matters to 160-1 before the latter went for 37, caught by Scale off James Davies after five fours and a six.

John went on to hit 69 though (10 four and a six) and although Burton battled back in the closing overs, Whitland's total of 216-9 looked a useful one.

And so it proved as Burton lost Toby Hayman (9) early, caught by Jamie Thomas off Matthew 'Titch' Davies, before Jonathan Venables and Morgan Scale steadied matters.

They made 38 and 34 respectivelybut after both fell to Greg Sleep, Whitland turned the screw, with another key man in Luke Hayman ran out by Gethin Scourfield for 26.

Wickets then tumbled but at 154-9, Burton's final pairing of James Davies (10 not out) and Scale (1 not out) at least denied the away side maximum points.

But Whitland are now 37 clear of Burton and the bottom two.

Whitland innings:
Jack Bowen b John Scale 49
Edward John ct Jack Davies b Luke Hayman 69
Jonathan Thomas ct John Scale b James Davies 37
Matthew Davies ct James Davies b Morgan Scale 4
Gethin Scourfield st Iestyn Evans b Matthew Webb 4
Jamie Thomas run out 8
Daniel Newton b Luke Hayman 12
Adam Davies not out 12
Greg Sleep not out 3
Extras: 18.    
Total: 216 for 7 wickets in 45 overs.
Bowling: Matthew Webb 9-0-41-1; John Scale 10-2-33-1; James Davies 5-0-40-1; Morgan Scale 12-3-37-1; Luke Hayman 9-0-49-2.

Burton innings:
Toby Hayman ct Jamie Thomas b Matthew Davies 9
Jonathan Venables lbw b Greg Sleep 38
Morgan Scale ct Matthew Davies b Greg Sleep 34
Luke Hayman run out (Gethin Scourfield) 26
Joe John b Gethin Scourfield 11
Matthew Webb ct Jamie Thomas b Jonathan Thomas 8
Mathew Davies ct Rob Owen b Jonathan Thomas 4
James Davies not out 10
Jack Davies lbw b Jack Bowen 1
Iestyn Evans b  Jack Bowen 8
John Scale not out 1
Extras: 10.
Total: 160 for 9 wickets in 45 overs.    
Bowling: Gethin Scourfield 11-0-52-1; Matthew Davies 11-2-32-1; Greg Sleep 12-1-38-2; Jonathan Thomas 6-2-13-2; Jack Bowen 5-0-17-2.