BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley suffered their first defeat of the Worcestershire County League Division One at the hands of Ombersley seconds.

The Herefordshire side came into the game on high spirits after winning at Halesowen seconds the previous week and were looking to continue their form.

Recent weather made the wicket challenging for batting at the outset, and even more challenging against the visitors talented opening bowlers, Jamie Hammond and Marcus D’Oliveira.

The hosts slumped to 56-5 off 18 overs and never recovered, finishing on 147 off 45 overs.

Owen Morgan 25, and Sam Williams 19 put on 46 for the sixth wicket, but we were never able to build any other partnerships.

Ben George, who hadn’t played any cricket for three years, scored an entertaining 18 not out at the end.  The only other batsmen to reach double figures, were 16-year-old Theo Darke 19 and Ollie Maund 18. Extras top scored with 28. 

In reply, Ombersley were in a hurry, and David Brazier and Dominic D’Oliveira raced to 59 off 8 overs, before D’Oliveira was caught by Theo Darke off Ban Hawkes for 25.

Brazier continued playing his shots and scored a belligerent 54 off 45 balls.  He was bowled by the experience of Ben George.

The winning total was reached for the loss of five wickets, with 18 overs to spare.

Hawkes bowled with aggression and finished with 2-28 off his 10 overs. George (2-48) and Mohammed Hassan (1-17) were the other wicket takers.

Elsewhere in Division One, Colwall were beaten at home by Pedmore after failing to reach a target of 216.

In the Premier Division, Brockhampton suffered a defeat by 49 runs to Stourport-on-Severn after being bowled out for 92 runs chasing a target of 141.

Bartestree & Lugwardine were victorious in their Division Two clash against Bredon after bowling the hosts out for just 82 as Adam Davies and Ryan Trattell took three wickets each.