INSPIRED Prestwick are in joint top spot in the Western Union Premier Division after chalking up their second straight victory.

They took on Dumfries in near-perfect conditions at the Henry Thow Oval.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. They started well before both openers David Carlton and Tom McBride were bowled by Sachin Chaudhary.

Mitchell Rao,Willie Rowan and Ross Patterson all two wickets apiece as the visiting side finished their innings on 195 for nine.

Home skipper Shazad Rafiq was bowled early on for 15. However former captain Fraser Macdonald steadied the ship with 50, while Chaudhary contributed 27 as the hosts posted 196 for six to seal a four-wicket victory with five overs to spare.

Rafiq said later: "It was a good win for us. I would say 195 was quite a tough chase as the wicket dried up more as the afternoon went on."

On Saturday they face Ferguslie away and the skipper said: "We are looking to win that game which would leave us in a good position as we next face the top five teams in the league."

Ayr, meanwhile took on Ferguslie at New Cambusdoon in another Premier Division match.

The home side began well, Neil Smith hitting 131 and professional Michael Papps 51. However they then suffered a batting collapse and were all out for 241.

Ferguslie won after posting 245 for four, giving them a six-wicket win.

Shujaa Khan was the top bowler with two for 60 but the others struggled to make an impact.