A MATCH winning century by Colwall opener Tom Coleman saw his side to a hard-earned five-wicket victory in their opening Worcestershire County League Division One clash at Bewdley.

Set 232 to win on a sound batting surface, Colwall were always up with the required run rate thanks to decisive century opening stand between Coleman and new captain Nick Panniers (49) and although the home side fought hard to get back into the contest Coleman saw it through to the end.

He finished on 126 AS Colwall eased home with four balls to spare.

It was a different story for Burghill, Tillington & Weobley though, who were thrashed by 170 runs by Worcester Nomads.

A fine 73 by Muhammad Tariq Jamil helped Nomads post 263-8 off their 50 overs and Burghill found the total too much to chase down.

New Zealander Cameron McNaught went for a duck to leave Burghill at 0-1 before fellow opener Ben Owens was dismissed for 4.

Wickets kept crumbling and Burghill were skittled out for just 93.

In Division Two, Matt Deem scored an excellent 120, but it was not enough as Wormelow failed to bowl out Alvechurch & Hopwood, resulting in the match being drawn.

Wormelow posted 301-5; Lachlan Hartley also helping himself to 91 runs, but the villagers could not get the elusive last wicket and Alvechurch held on at 180-9.

Greg Leighton's half century was not enough for Bromyard, who fell to a 37-run defeat to Worcester Dominies & Guild.

Ross-on-Wye started their Division Three campaign in fine style.

Harry Porter's unbeaten 141 helped them to a 99-run win against Kempsey.

Porter also snapped up four wickets.

Bartestree & Lugwardine also had an excellent win; the villagers beating Rushwick by 89 runs.

This weekend sees the start of both the Birmingham & District Premier League and GB Liners Marches League seasons.

Brockhampton go to Dorridge in Division One of the Birmingham League, while Eastnor travel to Brewood.