THERE was a full programme for Division One of the South East Wales Cricket League on Thursday with five batters hitting centuries in the six games.

Just short of 800 runs were scored at Malpas with the home team creating a record for the highest chase as they hunted down a huge target of 390.

James Williamson hit a career best of 189 and at tea Radyr must have thought the game was over.

However, in form captain Mikey Martin had other ideas and he scored an undefeated 166 and with support from Orville Pennant (75) and Elis James (58) got home with an over to spare.

Seventeen bowlers were used to try and stop the flow of runs during the game and this too is probably a record for a 100-over competitive league game.

There were also runs aplenty at Croesyceiliog where the home team were asked to take first knock by the visiting Newbridge.

Despite losing his opening partner Ryan Avery very quickly, Mike Beacham found conditions to his liking and moved steadily to 113 before being stumped.

By that time Lewis Edwards was in full flow and he too passed the three-figure mark; aided by 37 wides they reached the interval on 351.

For Newbridge, Travis and James Morgan set about the bowling with relish and reached 140 in just 14 overs but when they were dismissed the visitors could not maintain the momentum and finished 150 runs short with Avery taking four for 49.

It was a different story up the road at Panteg where Abergavenny demolished the home team by nine wickets in just 22 overs.

Earlier things had looked promising for Panteg, as openers Rhys Salkeld and Aktar Balouch put on 61 for the first wicket but then they were blown away by James Francis, one of their former players.

He took eight for 32 off his allocated overs with five cleaned bowled as they stumbled to 127 all out. Francis then put on his pads and with his captain, Will Glenn hit the runs off in double quick time.

Usk were another to record a comfortable victory as they beat a strange-looking Sudbrook by 139 runs.

New recruit Tamoor Zafar continued his good season with 67 and with solid support his team moved on to 253.

This was always beyond the visitors and it could have been worse but for a quickfire 28 from number nine bat Robert Simmonds.

Miskin Manor consolidated their position at the top of the division following a good team win over Tondu, for whom captain Scot Thornton hit 126 out of his sides 238.

Despite losing an early wicket, all other batsman contributed with Math Jacka and Matthew Jones leading the way with 63 and 50 respectively and returned home with a four-wicket win.

It was almost 'normal' cricket in the other game between the bottom two teams, Llandaff and Lisvane.

Llandaff won the toss and as is their norm elected to bat but with wickets falling at regular intervals were dismissed for 151.

Lisvane had little difficulty in reply and with opener Snehasis Tripathy undefeated on 60 were home by seven wickets, a defeat which sees the Cathedral side 19 points adrift at the foot of the table.