Ledbury's season continued to spiral towards the bottom of the Marches League Division Two table after a seventh defeat of the season against local rivals Ross on Wye.

Visitors Ross are having a brilliant season in contract to their hosts, having won seven of their 10 matches so far, and a comfortable victory on Saturday saw them move into second in the table.

Ross' Angus McIntyre and Tony Laws put on a whopping 280-run partnership for the second wicket, as both cruised to 173 and 109 respectively.

They posted a mammoth total of 364/5 from their 45 overs, one that was almost impossible to chase for Ledbury.

And so it proved, as five Ledbury batsman were out for ducks, and only Chris Ritchie presented a knock of any nots with a swashbuckling 55, including 11 fours.

But that was never going to be anywhere near enough and Ledbury were blown away for 101, losing by 263 runs.

Unfortunately it was two defeats from two for the club, as the second XI were also beaten over the weekend in a local derby with Luctonians.

Ledbury won the toss and chose to bat, where they managed 165 all out. Josh Emery scored 41 and there was also a decent contribution from tail-ender Sam Wilcox , who managed 25.

But Lucs chased down that total with ease, needing just 22 overs in fact as a 77 from Chris Ibbetson proved decisive.