JONNY Whitting racked up four tries as Ledbury romped to a 59-13 victory over Barkers Butts in their final home game of the 2022/23 season. 

Whitting, playing out of position on the wing, was the star of the show with four of Ledbury's nine tries in total.

It means Ledbury end the home season having won nine of their 11 games, with two away games left to conlude the campaign. 

Ledbury dominated the first quarter and their scrum was especially potent and from a huge shove, Ed Bennion touched down for the first try which George Wallin subsequently converted (7-0).

The visitors bounced back immediately as a quickly taken penalty caught Ledbury napping to score in the corner but Ledbury's dominance in the scrum again allowed them field position and Jonny Whitting was able to convert that into a try minutes later. 

But Butts were determined to make a fist of the clash and some ill-discipline from the home side enabled them to work their way into the Ledbury danger zone and after a neatly taken drop-goal pulled the scores back to 12-8, they scored their second try of the day to go ahead 13-12. 

However, that was as good as it would get for the visitors as Ledbury spurred into action thereafter. 

Lewis Ballinger was on hand to crash over from a quickly taken penalty to restore the lead before the most memorable try of the match was provided by a marauding Charlie Barber-Starkey.

The second-row found himself in possession on the halfway line and he managed to evade numerous tackles to score a fine individual try to secure the bonus-point. Wallin again converted to make it 26-13.

By now the match was slipping away from the visitors and a speculative Wallin long-range kick was followed up by a galloping Whitting, who bamboozled the Barkers Butts defenders and gained his second try, with another Wallin conversion (33-13).

Whitting soon completed his hat-trick and a dominant Ledbury pack allowed Arron Almond to cross for a simple try under the sticks as Ledbury began to run riot. 

Bennion chalked up 50 points with his second when he was gifted a beautiful scoring pass close to the line from Barber-Starkey and Whitting had time for one more to wrap up the scoring.