COLWALL swept back to the top of Worcestershire County League Division One with an emphatic 126-run victory at lowly Droitwich Spa on Saturday, but then came a cropper in their bid for National Village KO glory as they lost by six wickets at Premier Division Astwood Bank on Sunday.

Colwall’s Saturday victory at Droitwich Spa was relatively plain sailing as they amassed a total of 256-7 having been put in to bat.

Against a fairly innocuous home attack, the title hopefuls were never in trouble as opener Nick Panniers led the way with a solid half-century before Andy Robertson came in to control the rest of the innings with an unbeaten 60.

Droitwich never looked like challenging the target in reply and were eventually dismissed for 130 in the 44th over, leaving Colwall 16 points clear of former leaders Hagley who suffered a surprise six-wicket defeat by Bromyard.

An all-out attack by Bromyard bowlers Josh Van Rensburg (5-31) and Gregory Leighton (3-34) had the former league leaders skittled out for just 86 off 22.1 overs.

In reply Hagley looked to do the same with opener Nick Leighton losing his wicket with just a run on the board.

However, wicket keeper Ian Bullock showed his experience once again to hit a steady 26 leading his side to 87-4 off 33.4 overs.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley’s mixed season continued with a 80-run defeat by top-two chasing side Coombs Wood.

A solid batting performance by the hosts saw them set a target of 224 with top bowling figures by Oscar Darke with 3-33.

In reply Alex Hedges top scored on 28 as Burghill fell for 144 off 47 overs.

Meanwhile in Division Two, Brockhampton seconds secured a vital 57-run victory over relegation rivals Kidderminster.

Batsman Max Foster hit 77 for the hosts as they set a decent target of 228 despite the bowling of Paul Derrick (5-30).

Despite sitting poised at 85-3 thanks to a half-century by Aaron Dickens top scoring bowler George Mokler (3-38) skittled the middle-order and set the Herefordshire side up for victory.