EGERTON convincingly beat Stand by 102 runs on Saturday, hurting their hosts’ chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier Division.

Batting at four, pro Janith Liyanage top-scored with 67 as they made 191-6, with support from Dave Hamnett (34 not out) and opener Cian Dickinson (29).

Syd De Silva then took over, taking 6-28 while Will Halton finished with 3-18 as second-bottom Stand were bowled out for just 89 inside 31 overs.

Astley and Tyldesley took over at the top of the Division 1B table following their 77-run victory at home to Droylsden.

Opener Alex Heaton made 48 and Jak Tyson 38 as Astley put on 226, Droylsden’s overseas amateur Donovan Aucamp taking 5-33.

A five-wicket haul for Paul Bennett, with three for Chathuru Randunu and two for Jimmy Cutt then limited Droylsden’s reply to an all-out 149.

Edgworth defended their first-innings total of 197-7 to beat visitors Heyside.

Christian Smith laid the foundations at the top of the order for Edgworth, the overseas amateur scoring 112. Liam Watkinson contributed 35 as they closed on 197-7.

Although Heyside’s deputy pro, Mansoor Amjad, then made 54, three wickets for spinner Jamie Smith, with two each for Watkinson and Umega Chathuranga and one for Josh Fallows, limited the reply to 164-9.