BROCKHMAPTON were dealt another blow in their bid to move up the Birmingham and District Division One, but this time it was rain which dashed their victory chances.

The Parks side hosted third bottom Leamington last weekend and were looking to leap above the visitors with a victory.

Leamington got off to a good start with opener Jonathan Wigley hitting 24 before Waqar Ahmed took 39 from 60 balls.

However, Brockhampton started to make inroads with Freddie Cross taking two early wickets, the later caught by Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell.

Mitchell himself then went into the attack taking two wickets from the middle-order.

With the game in the balance and Leamington on 118-5 the game was abandoned due to the rain and the points shared.

The result means that Brockhampton remain 17 points from safety but a win at Barnards Green on Saturday could give them renewed hope of an escape.