BROCKHAMPTON are eyeing the Crusader Worcester-shire League Division 1 title after Chris Boroughs and Mahmood Malik struck with bat and ball respectively to see off table-topping Redditch.

The village side are now second in the table and only two points behind leaders Droitwich following a convincing victory on Saturday.

Herefordshire Minor Counties skipper Boroughs was the cornerstone of the Brockhampton innings and hit a composed 60 to ease his side to 182-7 against their fellow title hopefuls.

Redditch could only manage 136 in reply with Malik doing much of the damage in return.

The bowler, on his first appearance of the season after flying in from Pakistan, recorded excellent figures of 4-39 and helped inflict a second consecutive defeat on the Worcestershire hosts.

Things are also looking brighter for Eastnor who had much the better of their home clash with fellow strugglers Chaddesley Corbett which was reduced to 85 overs because of the conditions.

They used up 46 of the allocated overs before declaring on 236-9 and restricted Chaddesley to 96-7 before the rain fell, and were awarded a winning draw.

Eastnor scored steadily throughout the order with Shahid, who led the way with 59, given good support by Adeel (32), Faisal (31) and Atiq (30).

In reply, the 10-man Chaddesley team made little effort to chase down the target and fell well short.

Eastnor's 17-point haul moved them out of the relegation places ahead of Chaddesley and Pershore.

But the rain meant frustration for Bromyard, as their game against Pershore was abandoned when their batsmen in formidable form.

Oliver Bailey , who struck six fours and a six in his 90-ball 65 not out, and Ashley Bullock, whose 55 not out came from 114 balls and included four boundaries, piled on the runs in a stand of 129 in 34 overs before the gloom set in and the game was abandoned.

The resulting draw left Bromyard in fifth place, while a convincing win would have seen them go top.