BARTESTREE & Lugwardine gave their slim survival chances a boost following a third league win of the season.

They ran out four-wicket victors over relegation rivals Halesowen after Andy Jones hit 44 and Dave Gardner an unbeaten 33 to reach a target of 119, Ryan Trattell taking 6-24 with the ball.

Colwall moved a step closer to the Worcestershire League Division One title with a crushing 173-run victory at relegation threatened Worcester Nomads.

Put in to bat in ideal conditions, Colwall made a solid start with Ben Cooke (22) and Fergus Cameron (15) compiling 43 in 12 overs before both men were caught in successive overs.

That brought Ben Febery in to join Andy Robertson and they doubled the total before the latter was caught for 15, but Febery was well into his stride and with support from Ali Pearce (29) he took the total to 175 before he was fifth out having hit nine fours in his fluent 57.

Ben Wheeler kept the momentum going with two sixes in his typically powerful 27 and the tail added useful runs before Colwall were all out for 225 in the 48th over.

Nomads in reply never got going as pace-men Dan Newby and Robertson each took a wicket in their first over and from 19-4 they plunged to 32-7 and 52 all out in the 23rd over, only Elston (11) reaching double figures.

Newby finished with 4-26 from his nine over spell and Robertson took 4-19 from 11 overs leaving Colwall 18 points clear of their rivals with three games left.

Bromyard continued their title push after a similarly convincing display over Coombs Wood, after bowling them out for 158.

David Taylor (4-43) and Josh Van Rensburg (3-32) again did the damage with the ball before comfortably chasing down their target, Edd Oliver top scoring on 39no.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley are also having a fantastic Division One campaign which continued with a 89-run win over Droitwich Spa.

In Division Two, Brockhampton seconds continued their battle for survival with a 13th defeat of the season against Enville.