Whitchurch's first weekend of action back in the Shropshire Cricket League was a chastening one as they were beaten heavily at Worfield on Saturday.

The home side were asked to bat first by Whitchurch after Daniel Bowen won the toss, but the Heath Road skipper would have come to rue the decision when Worfield piled on the runs to post 306-4 in 48 overs.

Openers Karl Quiney was the star man as scored a century at almost a run-a-ball with 13 fours and a six, where he shared an exceptional first wicket stand of 195 with Tom Whitney, who posted a fine 79 from 99 balls.

Whitney was first out when he was bowled by Elliott Bowen before Quiney followed 10 runs later after he was caught by Daniel Bowen off Ijaz Yousaf's bowling.

Elliott Bowen struck again to have Michael Delacovo caught by Josh Kirk for 15 , only for Will Cook to come in and take the game away from Whitchurch as he scored a fantastic 60 from 46 balls.

Daniel Bowen joined the party late on when he took the wicket of Oliver Gilks for 16 when he was caught behind by Eddie Lewis before Worfield declared.

Elliott finished with 2-56 from seven overs, Daniel Bowen with 1-84 and Yousaf with 1-69 from 14 overs.

In reply, Whitchurch made a solid start to their innings, reaching 58-2 with Ed Watson Jones out for a duck and Nadeem Ahmad out for 27 from 29 balls.

However, from there, wickets fell at a quick rate, despite Whitchurch scoring well, with Yousaf making 16, Kirk making 13 and Kristen Ali making 18 as Whitchurch were left floundering on 104-6.

Elliott Bowen continued his good day as he reached 31 from 42 balls, including four fours but when he was caught by Delacovo off Ben Parker's bowling, the Whitchurch resistance crumbled.

Lewis remained the not out man as Daniel Bowen was run out by Delacovo for just two as Whitchurch were all out for 151.

Quiney followed up his ton with a fine bowling performance of 4-21.

Meanwhile, the second XI also lost on Saturday, going down to Condover's first XI by four wickets at Heath Road.

Batting first, Whitchurch were dismissed for just 112 with Tom Griffin making 23 to top score in the innings, with able support of 18 from wicketkeeper Richard Weaver.

Jon Mansell was the pick of the bowling with four wickets.

In reply, Simon Dodds made 39 not out as Condover reached 117-6 inside the 28th over but they were given early hope by Jack Batkin's three early wickets, removing the top order for just five runs between them.

On Saturday, the first XI host Newport at 12pm.