Ayr moved to the top of the Western Union Premiership with a thumping win over league leaders Drumpellier on Saturday - ending their opponents' record as the only undefeated team in the division.

It was also a day when the statisticians were looking through the record books after Michael English and Neil Flack put on a club record 297 for the first wicket.

Ayr would go on and score 343-2 in their 50 overs, with English scoring 127 in an innings that included nine fours and two sixes, while Flack's 178 not out - his first century for the club - featured 19 fours and two sixes.

When Drumpellier came to bat, the Ayr opening bowlers, Derval Green and Scott McElnea, both made early inroads as they each claimed two wickets to leave the visitors on 15-4, a position from which they never recovered as Ayr’s trio of left arm spinners, Flack, Tahir and Baines, completed the rout by bowling out the visitors for 131.

On Sunday, Ayr's rescheduled Scottish Cup tie away to Arbroath ended in defeat in a last-ball thriller, with a 69-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Worth (123no) and Gasa (7no) seeing the hosts score the two runs they needed for victory off the last ball of the innings.

Earlier, Ayr had posted a respectable total of 245-7, which included a maiden century for young Jake Woodhouse, who made 104, and good support along the way from Lloyd Jefferson (24) and Mickey Miller (37).

The Arbroath reply got of to a slow start, with McElnea claiming the early wicket of Marc Petrie as the Ayr bowlers kept a tight rein on the run rate, while chipping away with the occasional wicket and looked to be in control of the game.

But Worth, with his 123 off only 84 balls, had other ideas as he saw his team home.

It was a second cup elimination of the week for Ayr, who were knocked out of the McCulloch Cup on Wednesday after a disappointing 45-run defeat away to Irvine.

The home team batted first and were 112-6 at the conclusion of the innings. Jackson Smith the pick of the bowlers with 2-19.

Ayr's efforts with the bat did not go well, with six ducks in the innings and only Hamza Tahir with 39 reaching double figures as they were bowled out for 67.

Ayr made up for their disappointing performance the previous night with an excellent victory away to Ferguslie in the quarter-finals of the Rowan Cup.

Batting first Michael English (30) and Neil Flack (25) put on 47 for the fist wicket; English was first to go and he was to be followed shortly by Flack and then Woodhouse and Miller as they fell to 70-4.

Lloyd Jefferson and Scott McElnea, both with 21, helped them reach 116-6 from their 20 overs.

Neil Flack then made an early breakthrough in the Ferguslie innings, dismissing both Taimoor Ahmed and Esakhiel for ducks, before Uzair Ahmad and Stafford made a recovery, but once they were dismissed with the total on 48 the wheels came off, and they were dismissed for 87, with Flack and Tahir each claiming three wickets.

The Cambusdoon XI began their campaign in the Midweek League with a comfortable victory away to Milngavie. The home team batted first and were restricted to 120-8 with captain Mikey Maxwell leading from the front taking 3-32.

In reply, Richie Borland (51) and Maxwell (58 not out) saw the Cambusdoon men cruise to victory as they reached their target for the loss of only Borland and with almost three overs to spare.

The Development XI were in action in the Sunday League with a home match against Renfrew. Batting first they scored 209-8 with the innings based around an excellent 118 not out from Richie Borland.

In reply Renfrew reached their target with one over to spare; Lewis Lilley was the pick of the bowlers with 3-42.