BARTESTREE & Lugwardine gave their Worcestershire County League Division Two title hopes a boost after returning to winning ways during a wet afternoon at Kidderminster seconds.

After a disappointing defeat at home to Himley the previous week the Herefordshire side needed to bounce back.

The visitors were asked to bowl and got to work with the ever-reliable partnership of spin and pace from Williams Maund and Adam Davies (4-32) opening up and unsurprisingly the latter broke the opening partnership early.

The second wicket partnership took a while to break before Ranjit Williams (3-23) caught and bowled removing the number three and then clean bowled the remaining opener a few overs later.

Davies then took another wicket and at 60/4 and then restricted the hosts to a chaseable target of 121.

After losing early wickets skipper Ryan Trattell (60) and experienced Andy Rogers (25) kept calm in the middle taking minimal risks, running well and putting the bad ball away.

They left Maund (11) to come in and wrap up the victory which takes Bartestree to three points behind league leaders Himley seconds.

The Premier Division was devastated by the wet conditions with Bromyard seeing their home game against Chaddesley Corbett abandoned with the Herefordshire hosts chasing a target of 195/9.

Brockhampton were one of the division’s biggest winners from the day taking 14 points with a winning draw at Redditch after bowling the hosts out for 166.

Adam Hewlett was in devastating form with the ball taking 4-9 while Charlie Williams took 3-55 as they skittled out Redditch.

With the bat Brockhampton opener Tom Austwick hit 26 as wickets fell around him with the score finishing on 87/6.

In Division One, Burghill, Tillington & Weobley saw their game abandoned when they were poised on 181/7 thanks to 16-year-old Theo Darke (43), skipper Barney Morgan (46) and Mohammed Hassan (39).

The GB Liners Marches League Division One was also impacted by the weather teams set revised run rates due to the wet weather.

League leaders Wormelow were beaten at home to Woolhope falling agonisingly short of a revised 145 target off 21 overs finishing on 143/7.

Burghill third maintained their push towards the top of Marches Division three with a comprehensive 133 run victory against Fownhope Strollers seconds.

 Having been asked to bat in what could have been tricky conditions, youngsters Rufus Darke (57) and Kieran Dover (46) put on a century stand for the first wicket.

After a significant delay, the match was reduced to 30 overs per side with the visitors posting 207/6.

In reply only one Fownhope batter made double figures as young Maddie Gillett stole the show with a fantastic spell of bowling to give her figures of 5-11 from five overs including three clean bowled.