BROCKHAMPTON suffered a heavy blow in their Birmingham and District Premier Division Two survival bid after relegation rivals Tamworth beat them by seven wickets.

The defeat means that Brockhampton have slipped to the bottom of the league and now sit 27 points from safety.

After being put into bat the hosts suffered the loss of six early wickets with only overseas player Param Uppal offering any resistance as Edward Smith (5-30) skittled through the order.

Dominic Badger joined Uppal at the crease and added 41 on to the score before he also lost his wicket as Jason Jakeman (4-12) took hold as Brockhampton fell for 114 with Uppal remaining unbeaten.

Tamworth who had only won one of their opening 12 matches were in pole position.

Their position was strengthened as opener Callum Render hit an unbeaten half-century to set them up for victory.

Freddie Cross, Charlie Williams and Adam Hewlett all took a wicket each, but it was in vein as Tamworth reached their target off just 25 overs finishing on 116-3.

Brockhampton will be hoping for a better performance this weekend when they travel to one of the six title hopefuls Wolverhampton.