JOSH Emery top scored for Ledbury as they claimed a winning draw at Garnons seconds in Marches League Division Two.

Emery notched 67 before Jason Belcher finished unbeaten on 45 as the visitors posted 203-8.

Ledbury threatened to clinch their first win of the season when Garnons were reduced to 84-5.

But the home side clung on for a draw thanks to some middle-order resistance from Andy Johnson (35) and Stuart Turpin (37).

It was Ledbury’s first completed match of the campaign after their opener against Ross on Wye was cancelled.

After losing the toss and being put in to bat by Garnons Carl Foskett made 15 before being stumped by Turpin.

Paddy Merryman formed a good partnership with Emery before falling for 35.

Paul Andrews (10), Brandon Caffull (1) and Owen Collingbourne (3) were all removed but Belcher helped to steady the ship along with Emery.

Richard Daw claimed the prized wicket of Emery and Richard Davis was run out for a duck. But Belcher held firm as Ledbury passed the 200 mark.

The momentum appeared to be with the away team as Neil Andrew scored the first of his three wickets, dismissing opener Jon Orme (3).

Andrew Matthews went for three and Giles Scott and Darren Ford were trapped lbw by Foskett and Vicky Evans respectively.

Foskett then removed Gittins (57) with Collingbourne taking the catch to raise hopes of an away victory.

But Turpin and Johnson had other ideas as they almost doubled Garnons’ tally, taking it to 161-5 before the latter was sent back to the pavilion.

Garnons lost two further wickets but finished on 185-8 to deny Ledbury who host Canon Frome on Saturday a maiden win.

Ledbury seconds suffered a seven-wicket home thrashing to Builth Wells seconds in Division Three.

Steve Burgess hit six fours on his way to 35 but Ledbury were only able to make 114-9 off 40 overs.

Steve Evans helped himself to two wickets but Paul Rowe (41 not out) and Joe Corzon (39no) steered the visitors to victory.

Ledbury visit Canon Frome seconds on Saturday.

In Worcestershire League Division Four Eastnor scored just 91 as they lost by five wickets at Bewdley seconds.

ALEXANDER Park Golf Club's seniors played a two-ball pairs competition for the Jubilee Cup.

Brian Goode and Maurice Embrey teamed up to win with a score of 45 points.

Alan Shakesheff and Dave Thrower (43 points) pipped Carl Tasker and Roy Caffull (43) to second on count-back.

Meanwhile, Peter Rouse (37) won the roll-up competition ahead of Carl Yasker (34).