AN ENTERTAINING unbeaten century from Mohammed Hassan gave Burghill, Tillington and Weobley an emphatic 122-run victory over Coombs Wood taking them up to third in the Worcestershire County League Division One.

After electing to bat on a wicket ‘like a road’ Burghill got off to a great star with captain Jack Stockdale and Harry Sockett taking the score to 114 before Sockett was stumped for 45.

At the other end Stockdale was in belligerent mood, striking the ball cleanly and very hard.  He played some exquisite cover and on-drives, before he holed out to long-on for 73 at a run a ball.  He hit 11 fours and a six in his entertaining innings.

Hassan then joined the fray, after which a couple of quick wickets followed and at 192-4 after 40 overs, Coombs Wood were making a fist of it.

With 36 on the board Hussan was joined by Jake Kinderman, who proved the perfect foil for the oncoming onslaught as the score raced to 315-4, 123 runs coming in 60 balls.

Hussan smashed 91 in the partnership off 37 balls and Kinderman chipped in with 27 off 23 balls.

At the end, the star batsman was 127 not out with 11 fours and seven sixes off 82 balls as Burghill ended their 50-over innings on 315-4.

Chasing a mammoth total of 315, the visitors started cautiously and were soon in deep trouble at 8-3.

Captain and opener Carl Whyte was spectacularly caught and bowled by Sam Williams for a duck. James Andrews and Aryan Ruparelia soon followed for ducks, cleaned up by Ben Hawkes.

Another five wickets fell cheaply, with the score progressing to 60-8 after 23.5 overs and Burghill looking in firm control.

However, standards visibly dropped with poor catching and ground fielding evident as the urgency to get the last two wickets evaporated.

Some 133 runs later at a run a ball the overs were running out for the Burgs to force the win. Then in the 46th over Harry Sockett took a vital wicket.

The very next ball Taylor Crannage was caught by Jake Kinderman at short cover and Coombs Wood were all out for 193 to give the home side a 122-run win.

Elsewhere in Division One, Colwall defended their target of 196 to beat Hagley by 50 runs.

After electing to bat the hosts had Robert Cook to thank for hitting 74 to boost their total. With the ball Toby Newman took 4-29 and Sam Bradley 3-26 as the bowlers capitalised on the Hagley batting.

In the Premier Division, Bromyard took their third victory of the season after bowling out Droitwich Spa for 84 runs to win by 149 runs.

George Godsall hit a half-century and Rob Willis (78) as the hosts set a target of 233-8. Colwall then capitalised with the ball as Liam Dallimore took 6-31 and Greg Leighton 4-45.