BARTESTREE and Lugwardine remain with just a single league win to their name, as despite beating the weather on Saturday they slipped to a six-wicket loss to Himley seconds.

After being asked to bat on their home pitch the hosts started well with opener Nick Freeman hitting 24, including two fours, which helped his side to 60-3 before being bowled and caught.

Wilf Munn, who had partnered Freeman towards the end of his innings, kicked on and despite his side losing two more wickets his addition of 44 runs led them to 125-6.

However, only Charlie Cole (28) added any substantial runs to the tally and wicket keeper David Robinson ran out of time as his 12 off nine balls was cut short by the 45 overs with his side on 146-8.

In reply wickets were hard to come by for the Herefordshire side as Himley put in a assured performance with the bat.

Will Eckley’s early bowling was rewarded with the wicket of Nikhil Vaidya, caught by Munn, as Himley put 25 on for the first wicket.

They added a further 31 runs to their tally before Charlie Cole took a second wicket, only for an unbeaten stand of Jordan Whitehouse to carry his side over the line reaching their target of 147-4 off 35.2 overs.

Eckley finished on top bowling figures of 2-43 while Andy Jones took the other wicket.

The defeat left Bartestree and Lugwardine bottom of the Worcestershire County League Division Two.