Royston remain top of the table after another excellent victory.

The Therfield-based cricket club have won six of their eight Hunts & Cambs Premier League Senior Division One games, losing just once, with the latest success coming at home to Wilbrahams by five wickets.

Having won the toss, skipper Martin Leary put the visitors into bat and they got off to a watchful, solid start, putting on 42 before the final ball of the 14th over gave Royston, and Jacob Benson, the breakthrough.

Wilbrahams' skipper Charlie Moore came in at three and quickly increased the run rate, hitting six boundaries for his first six scoring shots.

However, a change of tactics from Leary, and some tight bowling, reduced the opportunities for Wilbrahams and a few quick wickets at the end of the innings from Niall Keating, Sridhar Neelamraju and Paul Miller meant they were restricted to 183 from their 45 overs, Moore their top scorer with 61.

Keating and Miller both ended up with two wickets, finishing on 2-26 and 2-38.

Royston's reply began with James May and Bhavan Aujla but after a couple of quick boundaries from Aujla, they lost May in the third over for a duck after attempting a reverse scoop and being caught in the slips.

That just brought the winning moment though with Paul Leary joining Aujla in the middle.

They put on an excellent 104-run partnership before a mix-up in the middle led to Aujla being run out after scoring 65 from 67, a knock containing 10 fours and a six.

The Leary boys then put on 38, Paul getting to 43 and Martin scoring a fluent 24, but the inevitable victory was suddenly put on hold as both they and Bonham Harper were dismissed in quick succession, taking the score from 151-2 to 152-5.

That left 32 to win from seven overs and they only managed 12 in the next four until Miller finished off the innings in the 42nd over, ending on 21 not out from 17 balls.

Royston are back at home on Saturday when they host third placed City of Ely at Therfield Recreation Ground.