BROCKHAMPTON are firm favourites to regain their Birmingham and District League Premier Division spot at the first attempt after a convincing seven-wicket home victory against Himley at The Parks last Saturday.

Nick Powell and Ryan Tongue starred with ball and bat respectively for the villagers, who head the Division One table by 12 points and have amassed 44 more than third-placed Smethwick.

Brockhampton’s game with Himley was reduced to 20 overs per side due to the inclement weather and they wrapped up their triumph with more than four overs to spare.

Brockhampton skipper Powell took 4-17 as Himley were restricted to 112-8, including the prized scalp of former teammate and ex-Herefordshire Minor Counties captain Chris Boroughs for 27.

Bromyard wasted little time in reaching the target with Tongue lashing an unbeaten 61, with support from Henry Langford (19) and Adam Hewlett (14).

Eastnor’s match with Streetly was abandoned without a ball bowled and they remain second-bottom in Division Three and appear odds-on for relegation to the Worcestershire League.