BROMYARD gave their Worcestershire County League Division Two hopes a lift after taking a much needed victory amidst a host of games abandoned due to the wet weather.

A run of three defeats on the bounce had seen Edd Oliver’s side drop away from the top two placings.

However, a 22 runs victory at Tewksbury based Bredon saw his side pull themselves back into the battle.

Oliver opened with 34 runs before a half-century by Zahid Saeed helped Bromyard to 173-7 off a reduced 35 overs.

Bredon were set a reduced target of 142 from 20 overs but fell well short partly down to the economic bowling of Josh Van Rensburg taking four wickets for 17 runs.

A trip to Stourbridge based Belbroughton for Wormelow saw them also avoid the worst of the weather, but the visitors fell to a seven wickets defeat.

After electing to bat Wormelow fell to 112 all out with Ben Gunn contributing 48 as their innings saw six players out for ducks.

Belbroughton comfortably reached their target finishing on 113-3 from 16.3 overs.

Colwall were looking to continue a recent good spell of form and would have felt aggrieved by the rain at home to Stourport-on-Severn.

After putting their visitors into bat 2-27 for Michael Gooch and three other wickets from different bowlers saw Stourport fall to 99-5 before the rain stopped play.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley had got themselves into a good position before weather also stopped play after 27 overs against Worcester.

Opener Toby Whitmarsh set the tone with a steady 21 runs and Ben Parkinson was building towards a half-century on 34 before rain stopped play with the hosts on 287-4.

Eastnor also saw their Division Three tie abandoned due to the weather after visitors Alvechurch & Hopwood had looked set to post a big score finishing on 188-4 off 28 overs.