BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley firsts made it three wins on the bounce to move into second in the Worcestershire County League Division Two.

The winning run continued last Saturday against Harbone after Owen Morgan won the toss and elected to bat.

Teenager Luke Powell, coming off three consecutive scores in the eighties, proceeded to bludgeon the Harborne attack, scoring 141 off 144 balls with 21 fours and two sixes.

This was his maiden ton for the first team and one which he will never forget.

Powell was ably assisted by captain Morgan who made a silky 66 in a 157 run partnership.

A late run a ball cameo of 21 by Tim Walsh took the score to a formidable 288-7.

Morgan marshalled his bowlers astutely, restricting Harborne to 226 all out and a 62 run win.

The skipper finished with 3-22 off 3.4 overs and Greg Ambler 2-59 off 10.

It was a great weekend for the club with the seconds winning by three wickets away to Bromsgrove. The seconds are now third in the league.

Also pushing at the top of Division Two are Bartestree & Lugwardine who recorded an impressive two-wicket win at Himbleton.

Choosing to field, the visitor's strong bowling attack kept the runs down and ticked off the wickets, with Himbleton's 50 overs ending with nine down and only 207 on the board.

Top bowling figures were achieved by Marcus Ashcroft 3-25 and Ryan Trattell 3-30.

Any complacency was shattered though by the fall of early wickets yet again.

At 119-6 Bartestree's chances looked shaky but a superb innings from Will Maund (77) supported by Marcus Ashcfoft (32) and a big 31 from Dan Harris took them over the line with two wickets and eight overs to spare.

In the Marches League Division Three, Wormelow seconds continued their winning start to the season with a 207 run victory over visiting Luctonians 3rds.

Batting first the home side totalled 254-6 with half centuries from Luke Jones (62no), Ben Porter (54no) and skipper Dan Hale (54). Danielle McQueen was the pick of the Luctonians bowlers with 2-34 from eight overs.

In reply the Luctonians openers put on a stand of 32 before wickets began to tumble as Luctonians subsided to 47 all out in the 34th over.