Colwall face battle to avoid Worcestershire County League relegation

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Colwall face a tough battle to preserve their Division One status in the Worcestershire County League after a six-wicket reverse against Redditch.

Ben Wheeler (64) underpinned the Colwall innings with seven fours and a six in their 199-9 from 50 overs.

But Redditch chased down the target with more than three overs to spare, leaving the Marlvern Hills club 39 points short of safety with only four games remaining.

Bromyard sit securely in mid-table after a four-wicket success against Pedmore.

Meanwhile, Burghill & Tillington’s prospects of promotion from Division Two suffered a huge setback when they went down to a crushing defeat by Belbroughton, who have taken over at the top of the table.

It was a bad toss to lose for the Herefordshire side who were invited to bat first and skittled out for 108.

Sam Johnston grafted away for 26 but only three of his team-mates were able to reach double figures. Belbroughton eased home in just 29 overs.

Ross have also slipped out of their promotion bracket in Division Four after their scheduled home game against Cleobury Mortimer fell victim to the damp conditions.

The south Herefordshire side have seen seven of their 16 matches called off this season but, with only two games remaining, still remain handily placed to make the step up, just a point behind second-placed Avoncroft and only 18 adrift of leaders Lye.

Ross face fourthplaced Bromsgrove 3rd on Saturday before winding up their campaign the following weekend by hosting Avoncroft.

In Division Five, Canon Frome remain comfortably in mid-table despite a five-wicket reverse to West Malvern.

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