Martley enjoyed a fine day with the bat as they cruised to 61-run win over Rushwick.

Wicket-keeper-batsman Dominic Jones’ 122 laid the foundations for the victory in the Worcestershire County League Division Three match at Rushwick’s Alf Tolley Memorial Ground.

Jones was well-supported by captain and opener James Ganderton, who struck 83 before falling to the bowling of Darren Williams.

Alexander Basford added a useful 38 to put Martley into a commanding position at the end of their innings on 317-7. Wayne Newman’s 3-63 made him the pick of the Rushwick bowlers.

The home side’s response started well, with openers Lewis Hooper (27) and Stuart Tipper (74) adding valuable early runs.

Number three batsman Dan Metcalfe hit an unbeaten 51 in the run chase but struggled for partners to stay with him before Liam Probert arrived at the crease to hit 52.

Rushwick batted out the 50 overs but were unable to score the necessary runs quickly enough to get near the Martley target, falling over 60 runs short at stumps.

Martley claimed 20 points with the win and Rushwick picked-up seven.