REDDITCH secured the Worcestershire Cricket League Division One title and promotion to the Birmingham League after beating the showers and their opponents.

Hosts Burghill, Tillington and Weobley asked the visitors to bat first and they posted a useful 208-9.

Then Waqas Ali (5-31) produced a fine spell of bowling to seal victory at a canter by 112 runs.

Four of the five other top-flight matches got under way but heavy rain put paid to any chance of a result.

The game between Colwall and Pedmore was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Droitwich were relegated while Pedmore and Eastnor, in 10th and 11th positions respectively, meet on Saturday to decide the other side to drop.


Stourport 37-2 5 , Bewdley 5. Match Abandoned.

Redditch 208-9 24 S. Johnston 4-37, Burghill, Tillington & Weobley 96 a/o 4 W. Ali 5-31. Redditch won by 112 runs.

Colwall 5, Pedmore 5. Match Abandoned.

Cookley 48-3 5, Worcester 6. Match Abandoned.

Eastnor 64-3 5, Feckenham 6. Match Abandoned.

Hagley 29-1 5, Droitwich 5. Match Abandoned.