BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley under-11s are celebrating after winning the Herefordshire Cricket League cup for their age category.


Cup final day at Brockhampton was well attended and the rain held off.  After heavy rain the previous day, the wickets were soft, which meant the bowlers dominated proceedings.  


Burghill met Luctonians in the semi-finals and elected to bat finishing 89-3 off their 100 balls. Harry Jones top scored with a belligerent 25.  He was ably supported by James Hopkins (18), Toby Whitaker (14 not out) and Oliver Lort-Phillips (13).


In reply, Luctonians finished on 67-7, falling short by 23 runs. The talented Will Milstone was run out for a stylish 30.  The wickets were shared by Jones, Ralph Greenway, Ted Bescoby and Matilda Stevenson.


Burghill were underdogs in the final against an Eastnor side had earlier beaten Bartestree.


Eastnor won the toss and decided to bat, but soon regretted the decision.  They were skittled out for 41 off 74 balls.


Bescoby bowled fast and straight and finished with 2-2.  Oliver Lort-Phillips also took two wickets while Margot Turner, Greenway 1 for 5 and James Hopkins were the other wicket takers.


Eastnor were not giving up and at 18-3 off 40 balls nerves were jangling.  However, a dogged 17 by Toby Whitaker was enough to see Burghill win by four wickets.


In the men’s Worcestershire County League Premier Division the bowlers of Brockhampton helped them to a vital four-wicket win at Old Elizabethans to take them clear of danger.

After putting their hosts into bat the Herefordshire side took advantage as C S Williams (3-22) and Alex Lovell (2-15) had the hosts skittled out for just 88.

Brockhampton also struggled with the bat on a low scoring afternoon with Jamie Burgess (22) high scoring as the visitors limped over the line on 91-6.

Bromyard are safely in mid-table in the Premier Division and also had a successful afternoon beating Worcester Nomads by eight wickets.

Again the hosts were placed into bat and struggled with only skipper Ollie Ranscombe adding a respectable score of 49 as Worcester were bowled out for 102, thanks largely to figures of 4-33 from Liam Dallimore.

In reply opener Ian Bullock hold his bat with an unbeaten 54 as they comfortably reached 103-2.

Burghill, Tillington & Weobley and Colwall both had afternoons to forget in Division One after suffering defeats.

Bartestree & Lugwardine are locked in a promotion battle in Division Two as three teams go for two spots.

After being placed into bat Bartestree were patient early with opener Charlie Cole hitting 30 before Andy Rogers scored 46 including nine fours before leaving his side at 119-3.

As wickets fell Marcus Ashcroft added an unbeaten 43 off 33 balls to boost his side’s target to 219. With the ball Adam Davies (4-9) ran riot and Enville fell well short of the target being skittled out for 102.