BARTESTREE & Lugwardine were one of a few cricket sides who played on a wet Saturday, but fell to a seven-wicket defeat at Worcester.

In overcast conditions the hosts won the toss and put their Herefordshire visitors into bat.

Worcester started well with Clark Knapton (3-37) taking early wickets at Bartestree were reduced to 44-4 and looking in big trouble.

However, Edward Milner (30) and Max Backhouse (50) steadied the ship but the visitors were bowled out for a well-made 184.  

Adam Davies and Stan Lunt opened up and it was youngster Lunt who stuck early which brought their overseas player into bat.

Elijah Ward-Armstrong did a good job of ticking the scoring along for Worcester and latching onto anything loose.

Bartestree did not do themselves any favours and fielded below par all game and with Ward-Armstrong at the other the Herefordshire side were always behind.

Bartestree legend Owen Beynon came on to bowl and picked up a wicket but that was that and they chased it for three down and Ward-Armstrong scoring 100 not out.

In the Worcestershire County League Premier division both Brockhampton and Bromyard saw their matches rained off.

Likewise, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley also saw their match at Droitwich Spa cancelled.

The Worcestershire County League Division 7 South saw a Herefordshire derby as Bartestree & Lugwardine hosts Ledbury.

A rain affected game resulted in the match being reduced to 30 overs after starting two hours late because of the damp conditions.

The hosts were put into bat and got off to a steady start as Lee Bartlett (33) and Dave Robinson (20) top scored.

However, the bowling of Jack Cambridge (3-21) resulted in Bartestree falling to 134-8 off their allotted overs.

With the bat Ledbury were led by an unbeaten 58 courtesy of Tom Bowring who was joined at the crease by Nick Gibbons (35) as they reached the target with four balls remaining and four wickets in hand.