Miskin Manor consolidated their position at the top of Division One of the South East Wales Cricket League with a comfortable seven-wicket defeat of a disappointing Panteg.

Panteg, whose two points from their last two games sees them just one position off bottom, were asked to bat first and found runs hard to come by.

Wickets fell at regular intervals and they set a target of just 138; that was never going to be sufficient to challenge a confident Miskin team for whom Matthew Jacka top scored with 58 not out.

Croesyceliog kept up the pressure in second place with a five-wicket victory over the visiting Abergavenny, who elected to take first knock.

Andrew Jones and Tom Pipe put on 42 for the first wicket but the middle order were pegged back by Ryan Avery and Lauren Parfitt.

They looked in difficulty at 109 for 7 but Owen Harris (28) and David Clarke (33) battled hard to help Aber to a reasonable score of 182.

The Croesy innings followed a similar pattern and at 96 for 5 Aber were well in it but Parfitt, who had earlier finished with 4 for 40, joined Danny Evans and, aided by an astonishing 35 wides, saw them through to victory.

Usk were boosted by the return of South African Mika Ekstrom following his brief, unsuccessful spell at St Fagans and he, Olly Robson and Oscar Watkins all passed 50 as they posted a challenging 269.

This was always beyond Tondu, especially with Ben Jones taking 5 for 32, off his allotted overs and were they dismissed for just 106.

It completed a difficult week for Tondu losing all three of their games to drop off from top place.

Sudbrook saw the return of several players to their ranks compared to their previous encounter but could not stop Malpas posting 192 with Roahn Mohindru (76) and Lewis Morgan (50) leading the way. Only four Sudbrook players reached double figures as they folded to 100 in 33 overs.

Newbridge entertained bottom of the table Llandaff and invited the visitors to take first knock.

Captain James Morgan used eight bowlers in his search for wickets but with nine batters moving into double figures the Cathedral team posted 205, helped by 31 wides which were second highest scorer behind Majid Karin.

The 'Bridge recovered from the early loss of Morgan and at 110 for 3 were well placed but collapsed, losing their remaining seven wickets for a mere 26 runs.

In the other game in the division Lisvane accounted for the inconsistent Radyr as they chased down 191 to win by four wickets with the in-form Naail Dar and Andrew Barker hitting half centuries.

At Eugene Cross Park, visitors Newbridge Fugitives took first knock and, thanks to James Didcot with 68 not out and captain Nathan Millichip, hit 240 for 5.

Ebbw Vale recovered from the loss of two early wickets and moved to their target, led by Sohaib Waqar with 90 not out with good support from Alun Morgan and Robson Blake.

Blackwood comfortably accounted for a Brecon team who hit 144 with Keiron Rowe taking 4 for 29 and Andi Price leading the response with 55 not out.

Rogerstone took the spoils as bottom team Creigiau were restricted to 159 for 9 off their 45 overs.

Roggie were always in control and, with Syed Haider hitting a fine 83, reached their target with 13 overs remaining.

At the Vale, seven Whitchurch Heath batters contributed just 15 runs between them so were grateful to Tom Carey, David Reynolds and Aaron Maskill for their 179, which proved to be sufficient as they bowled out the home team for just 154.

In Division Three, the city teams Newport and Cardiff both recorded 100-plus run victories while Pontymister/Cross Keys had a narrow 10-run win over Crumlin.

Ali Ajmal hit a fine 90 for the home team in their 206 but Crumlin after a poor start could get not quite reach the winning line despite 66 from Simon Veale and a late flurry of 36 by Josh Evans.