Colwall secured a place in the last 16 of the Wadsworth 6X National Village Championship with a dramatic one-wicket win at Northamptonshire-club Isham.

Chasing Isham's 145-9, Colwall looked doomed when they lost their ninth-wicket at 128.

But Damien Berry (10 not out) and Stuart Bailey (6 not out) swung the game in Colwall's favour, adding 18 runs in an unbroken last-wicket partnership, and clinched a memorable victory in the 38th over.

Colwall now travel to Warwickshire-based Exhall & Wixford in the next stage of the competition on July 22.

Tim Robinson made an impressive 54 for Isham, who took 41 from the opening 10 overs. Robinson and Kevin Lodder (14) added 40 for the third wicket and the Northamptonshire club looked set to post a large score, reaching 120-5 off 35 overs.

The hosts, however, lost wickets in the closing overs as they attempted to lift the scoring rate, and slumped to a disappointing total.

Bailey shone for Colwall, taking 4-26, and Richard Williams claimed 2-32, while wicket-keeper Steve Ferguson gave a fine performance and collected three stumpings.

In reply, Colwall raced to 80-4 off 20 overs, but lost Tom Wolfendale for 24 and Ferguson for 25.

Paul Eaton (2-27) and then Paul Hughes (2-25) ripped out Colwall's middle order and the visitors slipped to 116-7.

Richard Bennett hit a quick-fire 16 and Martin Oliver perished for 12 before Berry and Bailey rescued the reply, and swept their side to the target with a magnificent last-wicket stand.

The previous day, Colwall struggled to 139 all out against Wootton Bassett in the Stroud & Swindon BS West of England Premier League Glos/Wilts Division 1.

Will Hards made 41, Tom Wolfendale, 39, and Dave Powell, 32, before the hosts were shot out in the 42nd over. Heavy rain during the tea interval curtailed the game.

Hereford's home clash with Trowbridge was abandoned without a ball being bowled.