BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley bowler James Burston took four wickets which helped his side to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Worcester Nomads.

The Herefordshire side’s fourth win from six games leaves them within striking distance of the top-two sides in the Worcestershire County League Division One.

Burghill’s charge up the table was helped by the collapse of league leaders Colwall, who were bowled out by Cookley with just 61 runs scored.

After putting the Nomads in to bat Burston broke up a growing opening partnership on his way to taking 4-47 while Hamish Cooke (3-23) and Ben Parkinson (2-4) helped to skittle their visitors out for 107 off 32 overs.

In reply Burghill's target never looked in doubt as openers Jacob James (34) and Edward Symonds (38) put on an opening wicket stand of 77.

Despite losing four wickets Burghill reached 108-4 off 21.2 overs.

Colwall saw their five-match winning run end in dramatic style as they crashed to a stunning seven-wicket home defeat.

James Abel and Ben Wheeler both scored 17 as Colwall reached 47-3 at one stage but once they departed the innings fell apart as Jack McVey (5-19) and James Stanaway (3-8) ran through the rest of the order, four home batsmen falling without scoring as they were dismissed for a paltry 61.

Luke Dalley, Mike Gooch and Ben Febery each took a wicket when Cookley replied, but Paul Thomas sealed victory with an unbeaten 28 in the 18th over.

Meanwhile Bromyard slipped to a third defeat as Pedmore beat them by 70 runs.

Despite a five-wicket haul by Gregory Leighton the visitors set a big target of 219-9 off their 50 overs and comfortably bowled Bromyard out for 144.