BROCKHAMPTON will be left ruing their batting performances if they are relegated from the Birmingham and District Premier League Division One this season.

The Parks side head to two of the top three sides in the next three weeks and will need a win at basement side Wellington next week to give themselves a glimmer of hope.

On Saturday, the Herefordshire side were once again without professional opener Daryl Mitchell and missed his additional runs as they chased an achievable target of 164 against Oswestry.

After winning the toss Brockhampton put the visitors into bat and made early inroads and despite a 47 total for opener Warrick Fynn his side were struggling on 93-3 by his departure.

Figures of 4-58 for Alex Hinkley and 2-27 for Jamie McIlroy helped to keep the run-rate down despite an unbeaten 39 for Alex Ramsay as his side set a target of 192-7 off their 50 overs.

Hickley was less successful with the bat and conceded his opening wicket for five runs. Fellow opener Oliver Rogoff contributed with 25 but wickets were falling around him and Brockhampton were down to 69-4.

Joe Critchard tried to steady the innings with 26 off 38 ball but he too would fall to bowler Warwick Fynn.

The game looked over with Brockhampton down to 112-9 before a last wicket stand of 52 frustrated the visitors who eventually sealed victory by 28 runs.