BROCKHAMPTON and Bromyard share top spot in Division 1 of the Crusader Worcester-shire County League with Kington just a point behind after all three won their matches last Saturday.

After being put into bat by Brockhampton skipper Andrew Watkins, Stourbridge found the villagers' attack hard to come to terms with and only opener B Bradley (55) resisted for any length of time as they limped to 127-8.

Veteran Roy Wargen bowled through in the innings to finish with 4-50, receiving good support from Ben Mason (2-32) and Mohsin Arif (1-35).

Brockhampton suffered an early shock when they lost opener James Mason for a duck in the first over and Jonny Walker fell for 15 shortly afterwards.

But then Adam Hewlett (73 not out) and Ashley Nahorniak (25 not out) batted well to lead the villagers' home without further loss.

Bromyard kept pace with their county rivals at the top of the table after a tense two-wicket win over Netherton.

The visitors struggled against the accurate Bromyard attack and were able to reach only 138-9.

However, with Brom-yard losing wickets steadily, it appeared as if this might be enough but Mark Benbow's battling undefeated 55 saw his side home.

Seamer Kevin Gwynne was in excellent form with the ball as Kington romped home by six wickets against visiting Pershore.

None of the Pershore batsman was able to make much headway against Gwynne and he finished with 7-60, receiving good support from Australian Vinnie Kay (2-26) as the visitors were dismissed for 141.

In reply, Kington skipper Steve Williams, whose unbeaten 39 spanned 112 balls, held the innings together, sharing in a fourth-wicket stand of 61 with Robbie Symonds, who raced to 41 from 43 balls.

Dave Exall (19) and Owen Price (11 not out) also contributed as Kington registered their first win of the season.

Luctonians also gained their first success with a four-wicket victory over the highly-rated Ombersley side.

Australian pace duo Alan Butterworth (3-17) and Shaun Johnston, who claimed the prized wicket of former Worcestershire all-rounder Duncan Catterall for two in his 3-43, made the early breakthroughs, while Ed Rollings (2-19) and Paul Davies (2-18) cleaned things up.

Catterall (3-42) made early inroads into the Luctonians batting and at 29-2 there were a few nerves, but Butterworth (31) and Steve Heathcote (16) turned things around and the home side reached their target in the 34th over.

Dan Baker's fine innings of 62 was to no avail as Eastnor went down by seven wickets at home to Droitwich Spa to slip to fifth place in the table.

Baker received good support from Arshad (25), Nick Bollen (16) and Ishtiaq (15) but Eastnor were only able to reach 155 before being dismissed.

In reply, despite a typically accurate spell by Jim Sandford (2-33), Droitwich eased to victory with M Leddin spearheading the charge with an unbeaten 74.