BROCKHAMPTON hit top spot of the Worcestershire County League Premier Division Cup after clinching their fifth win from six games.

Hosting previous leaders Old Elizabethans the hosts elected to field which had looked a bad decision when opener Tom Goodwin hit 53 and third batsman Alex Wheeler struck a steady 51 to take them to 110-2.

However, bowler Adam Hewlett soon hit his stride and took 5-18 as the visitors were curtailed on 179/9.

In reply Brockhampton opener Ian Bullock hit a steady 71 and despite losing early wickets the middle order Nicholas Powell (45) and Dominic Badger (32) saw them over the line.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley tasted success for the first time this season and it was made sweeter as it came against county rivals Colwall.

After electing to bat Colwall struggled to get going with Ben Cooke top scoring on 37 as bowling from Joel Aldridge (4-17), Greg Leighton (2-21) and Barney Morgan (2-14) kept the rate down and wickets tumbling.

Bromyard thirds finished their 2020 Worcestershire League campaign with a seven-wicket defeat away at Bosbury.

On a damp pitch Bromyard took the surprising decision to bat first, and then lost opener Andrew Newitt who retired hurt after a horror of a ball popped off the pitch from a full length and badly broke his nose.

The visiting bowlers enjoyed the helpful conditions as none of Bromyard’s top six reached double figures, before veterans James Brown (22) and last man Dan Mills (10no) took the score to 65 all out from 27.1 overs. In reply 13-year-olds Chrissy Brown (2-14) from 3.3 overs including a double wicket maiden and Spencer Cooper (1-37) reduced Bosbury to 50-3.

But Bosbury responded and Chris Salter made an unbeaten 39 from just 37 balls to take the home side to 71-3 after 15.3 overs and a comfortable win.

Wormelow continue to fly high in the GB Liners Marches League and took a fourth win on the bounce.

Home skipper Tom Cutler won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the visitors to bat first. Opener Doug Roberts hit 37 as Strollers looked to build a decent total but wickets fell regularly at the other end as they reached 64-6.

Some late hitting by Alex Carter (31no) saw the visitors pass three figures, their innings eventually concluding for 125 in the 38th over.

For Wormelow Joe Snow 3-19 and Ash Weston 3-28 were the pick of the bowlers, whilst 14-year-old wicket keeper Will Jenkins put in a fine performance behind the stumps on his firsts debut. The Wormelow reply got off to a stuttering start as they slipped to 38-3. This brought Jasper Linley-Adams and Cutler (43) together and the pair combined for a fine 71 run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Cutler eventually perished going for one big shot to many.

Linley-Adams saw his side home in the 30th over, finishing the match with a big six over mid-wicket to end on 46 not out, sealing a solid six wicket victory.

Ben Boswell 2-20 was the leading bowler for Strollers.