WEM and Bridgnorth battled out a derby draw in the second division of the Birmingham Premier League.

Tom Weston starred with an unbeaten 136 with support from Simon Gregory (33) and Ben Lees steering Bridgnorth to 246-5.

James Astley (2-32) and Andrew Harrison (2-59) led the Wem attack.

Mohit Kale (48) and Matthew Cohen (37) led Wem’s reply but Matty Simmonds (3-33) and Adam Quinney (2-25) put paid to any hopes of a challenge.

Instead it was left to Tom Astley (12no) and Harrison (20no) who formed an unbroken eighth wicket stand to guide Wem to 142-7 and a draw.

Meanwhile Whitchurch proved a cut above in a nine wicket win at home to Frankton in the Henshalls Shropshire Premier League.

Jordan Parry (21) led the visitors to a meagre 69 to defend with Kashif Hussain (5-24), Daniel Brown (2-12) and Elliott Bowen (2-12) starring in a dominant bowling display.

Maisam Jaffir (29) and Iftikhar Khan (31no) laid the foundations in reply before Andy Jones (10no) steered Church to 71-1 in 11 overs.

Meanwhile Wem IIs claimed a six wicket win at Frankton IIs in division three.

Ross Bladen (69) top scored while Jason Brookes (35) and Dave Powell (29) helped Frankton to 196-8 with Keith Higgins (3-23) and Harry Astley (2-44) leading the wicket haul.

Russell Mellings (80no) carried his bat in reply with Oliver Cooper (33) and David Barnett (39) guiding Wem to 199-3.

Elsewhere Iscoyd and Fenns Bank fell to a battling three wicket defeat at Bridgnorth IIIs in division four.

Rhyan Jones (31) led the Iscoyd innings which ended for just 108 with Guy Black (3-22), Lewis Hurdley (3-35) and Arjun Cherukuri (2-11) claiming the wickets for the hosts.

Jonathan Hunter (3-13) had Bridgnorth on the ropes in reply before Black (44no) steered his side to 112-7.

Meanwhile Calverhall endured a day to forget in a thumping 188 run defeat at Trysull and Seisden.

Stuart Hickman (126no), Lance Mellor (86) and Rehan Bari (59) starred as the home side posted a massive 288-3 to defend.

Harry Pyke (31no) and Will Lewis (25) led the defiance for Calverhall in reply but Andrew Kirby (2-10), Sachin Sodhi (2-26) and Dan Gainham (2-4) dominated and ensured their challenge ended on 100-8.

Whitchurch IIs fell just short in a nine run defeat at Willey IIs in division five.

Samuel Appleby (2-17), Jack Giddings (2-37) and Hugh Cornwell (2-5) restricted Willey to 136 with Ryan Ball (34no) and Dave McIntosh (30) top scoring.

Wilfred Peers (51) and Jack Batkin (22) led Whitchurch’s reply but Ian Slater (3-32), Joshua all (2-23) and Graham Ball (2-26) led their demise for 127.

Elsewhere Ellesmere IIs crashed to a 65 run defeat at Shifnal IIIs in division seven.

Richard Gough (73) and Gurdeep Singh (30) top scored to guide the hosts to 208-7 despite the efforts of Carl Ayling (2-42) and Peter Jones (2-28) with Mere’s challenge ending on 149-7 in reply.

Meanwhile Whitchurch IIIs lost by seven wickets at Madeley IIIs in division one of the Henshalls Sunday League.

Wilfred Peers (78) led Church to 99 to defend with Aaron Musgrove (4-11) and Sam Woodley (2-9) claiming wickets.

Steve Maden (59no) and Matt Deeming (27) steered the home side to 100-3 in reply despite the efforts of Jack Forrester (2-21)