LUDLOW wrapped up the runners-up spot in the Premier Division of the Shropshire League with an emphatic last day eight wicket win at Wem.

The pace of bowlers Louis Watkins (5-26) and Ruel Brathwaite (3-46) had the home side in all sorts of trouble, losing the first two wickets with just five runs on the board.

Wem were still reeling at 59-7 when Sam Peate was trapped lbw on 26 and it needed some rearguard action from the tail to give them a total they could defend.

Skipper Matthew Cohen hit 42 and he was supported Tom Astley (23) before they were all out for 133 with Joe Williams and Will Sparrow also taking wickets.

In reply, Ludlow suffered a nightmare start when opener Sam Edwards was bowled first ball.

But a 59-run partnership put the visitors on track and they reached their target inside 24 overs.

Will Gough hit 18 and Jack Griffiths (67no) and Sparrow (26no) were there at the close as Ludlow chalked up 134-2.

Ludlow 2nds eased to a nine-wicket victory at home to Forton 2nds, Chris Ammonds taking 4-16 before opener Daniel Ashley hit a rapid 55 to help steer the Burway outfit to victory.

And Ludlow 3rds were celebrating after beating Corvedale by six wickets to wrap up the Division Three title.

Elsewhere, records tumbled as Bishops Castle secured a winning draw at neighbours Church Stretton in Division Two.

Opener Jonathan Price hit an incredible 161 as he smashed his way to record individual score for Bishops Castle beating the 137 scored by Ed Williams back in 2002. Among the other records, he also hit the highest number of sixes in an Innings – 12 in total to add to 15 fours.

The visitors hit 247-4 from their 30 overs with Stretton hitting 120-5 in reply.