SHIPSTON-on-Stour recorded a much-needed win following three consecutive Marston’s Pedigree Cotswold Hills Cricket League Premier Division defeats.

The Corby brothers battered basement boys Broadway in a 277-run thrashing as the visitors were skittled for 74 at London Road after mid-table Shipston amassed 351 all out.

After the previous weekend’s final-over two-wicket defeat to leaders Exhall and Wixford, the hosts were keen to follow up a good performance with a win.

The away side won the toss and hoped to get on the front foot early by asking Matt Corby’s men to bat first.

They removed Julian Morris (5) and Harry Dube (1) in the first three overs as Shipston slumped to 8-2 but then Corby and Justin Saker put them back in control by punishing anything loose.

The score raced to 75 from nine overs but Broadway got a much-needed breakthrough when Saker (45) edged behind to the wicketkeeper off Gary Evans.

Marcus Ireland and Corby continued to dominate the bowling with the latter bringing up his 50 in the process.

Ireland (23) departed in the 17th over with the score on 142-4 and Corby raced into the 90s but lost two more partners shortly after the interval.

Jack Murphy (15) was firstly dropped but the rebound was caught by slip Adam Smallman and then Ben Cox fell next ball lbw to Richard Pedley (3-78).

With the total on 191-6 from just 23 overs, the captain brought up his eighth league ton, including 18 fours and one six, before holing out to Pedley at deep mid-wicket off Matt Phillips (4-83).

But Corby’s brother Tom then blasted a punishing 63 from 12 overs to rocket Shipston past the 300 mark.

Shipston were bowled out with 3.3 overs left as Phil Hall added 27, Paul Cross 17 and Tom Cox 34 not out.

Broadway’s Kevin Holmes and Frank Carenza made a steady start, scoring 26 from the first seven overs. Cross removed Holmes (15) before going on to take 5-33 from his 10 overs.

Ireland (1-22), Matt Corby (2-15) and Saker (6-2) accounted for the rest as the visitors were bowled out in the 27th over.