TAUNTON St Andrew’s 2nds won their weekend double header to go top of the Premier Division.

On Saturday, they travelled to challengers Wells and won by four wickets after restricting the home side to 140-9 off 45.

Travis Green was the pick of the bowlers with 3-25 off 9.

The Saints’ reply stuttered early on, but 38 from Jacob Hockey and 37 from Josh Clatworthy ensured a comfortable win in good time.

On Sunday, they visited Temple Cloud and came home with a seven-wicket win.

Batting first, the Cloud were all out for 183 with Matt Derben and Joe Wadham taking two wickets apiece and Sam Woodland (3-11) mopping up the tail.

When the Saints replied, Jordan Clapp (53) and George Thomas (72no) produced the winning touch.

Staplegrove stayed on the fringe with a 13-run win at Butleigh.

Put in to bat, the Grove had Thom Pantling (56) and Henry Graydon (65) to thank for reaching 191.

Pantling was again in form with the ball, taking four of the top five, with Matt Dunn (3-29) finishing off Butleigh, despite 64 from Damian Barry.

Minehead 2nds’ revival continued at home to Shapwick & Polden 2nds with a 12-run win.

Consistent batting saw Minehead post 226-8, with Greg Howard top scoring with 46.

Shapwick made a great go of the chase but were thwarted when Steve Spencer was run out for 43 by Braden Taylor.

In Division 2, an unbeaten century from Varun Rohilla ensured a big win for Taunton 2nds at home to Burnham-on-Sea.

Rohilla saw Taunton to 254, with Oliver O’Livey topping up the innings with 57.

Then, Ben Chaffey took three wickets and Henry Weatherill and Ed Kerslake two apiece as Burnham slumped to 119 all out.

Nailed-on champs Trull produced a dominant 113-run victory at home to Cheddar.

Top batsman was Brian Stone who fell four short of a century, with Graham Fitt adding a late 38no in a total of 280-6. When Cheddar replied Tim Gibbs took 4-43 off 9 and Greg Walters (2-22 off 9) and Fitt (2-11 off 9) finished the job.

Broadway & Horton were outgunned by Division 3 leaders Lympsham & Belvedere whose Jack Luff smashed an unbeaten 148 out of 275-3.

Luff hit 24 fours and two sixes during his assault on the Broadway attack.

The home side made a good fist of the run chase with Charlie Norman hitting 52 and Russell Hilton 34 as they were all out for 215.

In Division 4, Huish & Langport lost by 28 runs at Crewkerne, despite bowling the home side out for 191.

Jon Gould led the way with 79 as Will Godsafe took 3-25.

Opener Terry Crocker hit a fine 91 as Huish started well but a middle order collapse, caused by Darren Parsons (4-40), saw them fall short despite Wayne Chapman’s late 18no.

Taunton St Andrew’s A won a tight match at Ilton by three wickets.

The home side posted 162-9 with wily Martin Baldock taking 3-28 off 7.

Theo Draper (46) and Charlie Kassapain (41) helped the Saints over the finish line.

Trull 2nds stumbled in their Division 5 title chase, losing by five wickets at Hardington and West Coker.

The visitors posted 164-8 as Nathan Ball hit 60 but an unbeaten 58 from James Parrott saw them slip back to third in the table.

Taunton Deane 3rds picked up maximum points as Horrington forfeited their match.

In Division 6S, leaders Fitzhead Crusaders coasted to a seven-wicket win at home to North Petherton 2nds, who were all out for 150.

Adam Burns hit a fine 73 for Pethy but Duncan Morrish replied with 3-27 for the Crusaders.

All the top five hit runs, with Will Pope (40no) leading the way as Fitzhead won with ease.

Second-placed Spaxton stayed in contention for the Division 6S title with a thrilling six-run win at Staplegrove 2nds.

The visitors put up 208-6 with Richard Rowe and Gary Deimert hitting half-centuries.

The Grove started disastrously, losing three wickets cheaply, but Grant Arden (36) and Louis Wood (88) brought them back into contention.

However, Tobias Richard was run out for 22 by Ben Rich on the penultimate ball.

An unbeaten 82 from James Lamb carried Taunton Deane 4ths to a seven-wicket win at home to Curry Rivel.

The visitors posted 175-4, led by Mark Tilley’s 72no, but it was well short of the required rate.

Taunton St Andrew’s B won their derby at home to Taunton 3rds by four wickets.

Taunton were all out for 107 as Elliot Warner took 4-19, then the Saints came home in the 30th over, despite Jamie Jewell’s 3-35.

In Division 7S, Huish & Langport 2nds coasted to a seven-wicket at home to Crewkerne 2nds who were all out for 124.

At 96-3, Huish were looking good but Mark Williams-Pritchard took 3-5 off 5 to case a collapse. Simon Gough’s 41 sealed the win.

On Sunday, Broadway & Horton 2nds travelled to Yeovil 3rds and came home with a 68-run win.

Batting first, Broadway hit 194-9, Henry Payne rescuing the innings with 61 after Ben Richards took 5-14 off 8.

When Yeovil replied, Tim Pedlar (4-20) and Tom Wilson (3-20) kept them to 126 all out.