BARTESTREE & Lugwardine have been promoted into the Worcestershire County League Division One after securing at least a second placed finish.

Young skipper Ryan Trattell has guided his side to top place in Division Two and a win at Alvechurch next week would make them champions.

Bartestree secured promotion with a 61-run win away at bottom of the league Redditch seconds resulting in celebrations starting.

After electing to bat Bartestree openers Matt Tulacz and Simon Davies (38) put on 61 together until the former was clean bowled.

Williams Maund then came in and hit 88 from 91 balls including six fours and four sixes guiding his side to a total of 239-8 off 50 overs.

Despite being happy with their total the Herefordshire visitors were left nervous as Redditch sat at 116-3 at drinks.

However, Trattell picked up the big wicket of Isaam Ahmed (39) and incredibly Dave Webb got two in two to get Bartestree back into the match.

Trattell took a second wicket as the hosts fell to 150-7 before the league leaders skittled out the tail and Redditch out for 178.

In the Worcestershire Premier Division, Herefordshire sides Bromyard and Brockhampton were both beaten after posting batting scores of 98 and 92 respectively.

Colwall go into the final match needing a victory to secure their status in the Worcestershire Division One.

The Herefordshire side head into the final game just six points above second-from-bottom side Barnt Green seconds.

Tensions rose after Barnt Green secured a nine-wicket victory over basement side Bromsgrove seconds, while Colwall were beaten by seven wickets at home to Hagley.

However, Colwall will be favourites when they head to Bromsrove seconds and Barnt Green head to mid-table side Halesowen seconds.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley suffered a four-wicket defeat at homes to Worcester after the visitors chased down a target of 185.

Bartestree & Lugwardine seconds will be defending their runner-up spot in the Worcestershire Division Seven (South) during the final match.

The Herefordshire side were beaten by four wickets at home to Ombersley thirds as the chasing pack closed up.

Dave Robinson score 24 and Chris Tulacz 19 as the hosts were bowled out for 124 off 29.3 overs. In reply the Herefordshire side were unable to defend their low total as Ombersley finished on 127-6.