WORMELOW Cricket Club finished the season in style as the Marches Division One champions beat visiting Luctonians by 132 runs at Kennel Field. 

Despite their form this season after being placed into bat Wormelow soon lost both openers to find themselves in a spot of bother at 34-2.

Tom Parry (28) and 15-year-old Archie Langford started to rebuild the innings putting on 69 for the third wicket before Parry departed.

Wicketkeeper David Thomas and Langford then took the attack to the visitors as they plundered 150 runs from the next 20 overs.

Langford, who has been in good form this season for club and county, completed a superb century before he departed for 105 (nine fours and a six).  

Luke Jones (42no) joined Thomas and some late fireworks saw the pair combine for a partnership of 93 from the final 7.3 overs of the innings.

Thomas became the second centurion of the day finishing unbeaten on a fine 103 from just 80 deliveries (11 fours, 2 sixes), Wormelow finishing on 346-4 from their 45 overs.  Matt Bengry (2-56) was the pick of the visitor’s attack. 


The Luctonians reply got off to a promising start as Adam Gray (47) and Craig Lawrence (48) put on 93 for the first wicket, however once they were parted wickets began to fall on a regular basis with only Tom Williams (27) making a contribution of note.

Parry (2-34), Joe Snow (2-33) and skipper Tom Cutler (2-44) all picked up a couple of wickets apiece as Luctonians were dismissed for 214.    

In Marches Division Two, Wormelow secured runners up spot, behind Kington, with an emphatic 247 run victory at Builth Wells.

Batting first the villagers racked up an impressive 294-4 from their allotted 40 overs.  Opener Cameron Edwards (120) was on top form hitting his maiden century for the club and he received good support from captain Dan Hale (45), Isaac Evans (31), Dan Hearn (25) and Neil Bloomfield (29no).

The Builth reply was soon stuttering as Bloomfield (3-16) and Eldho Mathew (2-8) tore through the top order.  Xander Elms-Lester (3-4) then picked up three wickets in an over and the Builth innings was brought to a premature end as they were bundled out for 47 inside 21 overs.

In the Worcestershire League Premier Division a vital nine-wicket victory for Brockhampton moved them away from the relegation spots.

Jamie Burgess, I L Jerram and Glyn Harrhy each took two wickets each as Brockhampton bowled out their hosts for 112/9.

After being set a revised target of 97 from 29 overs Brockhampton reached the target with six overs spare thanks largely to an unbeaten 54 from Sam Johnston.

Bartestree & Lugwardine maintained their position at top of the Worcestershire County League Division Two with a seven-wicket win over Cookley in a reduced over match.

Ryan Trattell cracked 53 in just 26 balls as Bartestree reached a target of 113 off 13.3 overs.