WORMELOW went down from the Worcestershire County League Division Two with fight thanks to an all-round performance with the bat and ball.

Top-half side Droitwich were the latest side to visit Herefordshire with their hosts having won just three wins to their name from 18 matches this season.

Despite losing an early wicket after being put into bat Wormelow built a substantial innings with Matt Deam adding 28 before a 69 for Richard Stafford helped his side to 152-4.

Luke Jones fell just short of his half-century adding 46 as the hosts set a respectable target of 229-9 off their 50 overs.

In reply Droitwich struggled to follow the run-rate set but despite Luke Sparrow taking 5-51 the visitors held on for a losing draw finishing their 50 overs on 159-8.

Bartestree and Lugwardine still need some points to avoid a bottom two finish after seeing the gap shrink between themselves and second bottom Kempsey.

After suffering a 26-run defeat to their relegation rivals the gap now stands at 69 points with three matches remaining.

At the opposite end in Division Two a mixed season for Bromyard continued with a five wickets defeat by promotion chasing Coombs Wood in a rain affected tie.

Consistent batsman Zahid Saeed was the only players to bat through the innings accumulating 42 runs off 101 balls as his side fell to 111.

Despite Pete Whittenbury and Edward Reece picking up two wickets each Coombs Wood reached their target of 115-5 off 22.3 overs.

Colwall dropped down Division One after seeing their match abandoned after setting a target of 87 for their visitors Hagley.

The hosts had opener Ben Cooke to thank for 46 of their runs as the rest of the Herefordshire side struggled with the bat with only Ben Febery (20) the only other batsman to get into double figures.

In reply Hagley reached 12-2 off 8.4 overs before the tie was abandoned due to the rain.

In Division Three high-scoring Eastnor compiled further misery on neighbours Malvern by taking victory by 159 runs.

Half-centuries by Max White, Henry Coleman and Mohammed Asim Ibrar helped the visitors to 306 off 43.4 overs before deciding to declare.

In response Sam Beale and Scott Roberts took three wickets each as they were skittled out for 147.