BROCKHAMPTON’S mini-revival came to an end as relegation rivals Halesowen took advantage of an absent Daryl Mitchell to take a vital three-wicket win.

Mitchell has helped to lift Brockhampton spirits in recent weeks scoring 340 runs in four innings for his side, averaging 85.

The Worcestershire professional’s 126-run stand helped them to victory against Bridgnorth last weekend.

However, when Mitchell has been absent Brockhampton’s form has suffered.

After electing to bat in the hot weather Brockhampton lost two early wickets on Saturday against Halesowen and fell to 34-2.

Australian overseas player Param Uppal has also been influential in recent victories and again showed his class to help recover the innings with a third wicket partnership of 105 with Oliver Rogoff (38).

However, Rogoff was bowled out by Masharraf Shazad and shortly afterwards Uppal followed for 78 with Brockhampton having work to do on 152-4.

Halesowen smelt blood and with only Dominic Badger adding 34 off 40 balls the hosts were bowled out for 206 with Shazad taking 4-63.

In contrast the visitors were more consistent with the bat and slowly built towards the target.

The Brockhamton attack of Adam Hewlett (3-53) and Dave Hope (2-21) did have some success with the ball but a half-century by Ryan Lockley helped his side to victory on 207-7 off 51 overs.

The day was made worse for Brockhampton as relegation rivals Bridgnorth won away at fellow strugglers Bromsgrove leaving the Herefordshire side 24 points from safety at the half-way stage.