A HALF-CENTURY for Owen Morgan and three late wickets helped Burghill, Tillington and Weobley to clinch a vital win over Pedmore in their bid to stay out of the Worcestershire County League Division One bottom two.

With little separating the third and second from bottom sides going into the game the victory was crucial with only five games remaining.

Burghill elected to bat losing two early wickets and when skipper Toby Wildig fell for just 10 runs it looked like being a long afternoon.

However, the mid-order batted well with Ben Parkinson adding 23 before Morgan, coming in at six, was joined by Sam Williams (46) and the pair put on 103 runs between them.

With Joseph Madyembwa helping the tail wag with 23 Burghil had recovered to 193 all out to leave the match in the balance.

In reply bowler Joel Aldridge took opener Jason Gale for a duck, caught by Sam Williams, while Wildig took an important wicket of Taine Mitchell for 29.

Clive Chadhani continued the bowling attack taking 2-43 as the visitors chipped away at the target. When Callum White reached 37 the tie swung back in the visitor’s favour.

However, Ben Parkinson was on hand to take three quick wickets before Wildig struck again to seal the victory, with Pedmore 10 runs short of their target.

The victory leaves Burghill, Tillington and Weobley 23 points clear of the bottom two with four matches remaining.

However, Widig’s side travel to title chasing Stourport-on-Severn next weekend while Pedmore face fellow strugglers Feckenham.