DESPITE suffering a batting collapse Burghill, Tillington and Weobley CC had enough to beat Cookley by 28 runs.

After electing to bat Burghill inched along to 22 without loss after 11 overs before Jack Stockdale hit his side scoring 111 off 90 balls alongside Oliver Maund (32) to put on 135 for the opening wicket.

Stockdale left the crease with his side 192-2 with Jonathan Stanaway spinning him out with an LBW.

This started a collapse with Stanaway taking 6-87 as Burghill were skittled out for 268.

Burghill were a bowler down and Cookley looked on course to victory after 41 overs at 218-5.

However, 15-year-old debutant Theo Darke, who had an excellent all round game, led the bowling attack taking 4-44 as Cookley also collapsed falling all out for 240.

Not to be outdone by the firsts, the seconds recorded an emphatic 70 run win against Old Edwardians at Five Ways.

The win moves them into second place in the league, identical to the firsts.

Also, coincidentally both teams are on 209 points after 14 games.

In the Worcestershire County League Division 2, Bartestree and Lugwardine firsts had a tough task at leaders Himley seconds.

On a red hot day and a flat deck Bartestree found it hard to restrict their hosts' young and talented batsmen.

A big effort from the Bartestree attack Sam Bowen (2-53) and Ryan Trattell (2-57) left the hosts completing their 50 overs on 240/6.

Cookley restricted the run chase and took regular wickets bowling their visitors out for 178 off 46.3 overs.

Dan Harris top scored for Burghill hitting 30 while Charlie Cole hit 26.

In the Premier Division, Brockhampton picked up a second maximum points win of the season.

Opener Adam Hewlett hit 59 before Will Tanner top scored on 69 as Brockhampton set a target of 239/9.

With the ball Michael Harling took 5-62 as the Herefordshire side skittled their visitors out for 178.