BROMYARD continued their promotion charge in the Worcestershire County League Division One and reduced the gap to 14 points on leaders Colwall.

While Colwall saw their clash against safe from danger Cookley called off due to rain their county rivals took a 20-point win at Pedmore.

After putting their hosts into bat wickets came cheaply for Bromyard with Gregory Leighton causing havoc with 5-14 which saw them fall from 36-2 to 71 all out.

In response wicket keeper Ian Bullock again the led way with an unbeaten 46 off 24 balls, which included nine fours.

Despite Nick Leighton losing his wicket cheaply Rob Willis came firing in with an unbeaten 20 off eight balls to secure the win.

With five games remaining Bromyard are now 15 points above third place Hagley, who lost to fellow promotion challengers Belbroughton.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley could also add to the promotion battle and sit just 26 points behind the two promotion places after a 69-run win over Worcester Nomads.

However, they got off to a tricky start after losing skipper Owen Morgan with just two runs on the board and Alex Hedges leaving them on 13-2.

Hamish Cooke was on hand to hit a match winning 96 including five sixes and partnered with Sam Johnston’s 65 they set a target of 221-4 off 35 overs.

In reply Burghill bowler Sam Williams took three early wickets to leave the leave the hosts dwindling on 13-3.

Alex Hedges added to the bowling attack taking 4-38 in the middle order and despite Ben Schiffmann (52) helping to salvage some pride his side were out for 152.

Brockhampton, Bartestree & Lugwardine and Eastnor all saw their matches abandoned due to the wet conditions.