BROCKHAMPTON fell to a heavy defeat by 138 runs as they opened their Worcestershire Premier campaign.

After having their opening two fixtures postponed their trip to Stourport-on-Severn this weekend did beat the weather.

Brockhampton elected to bowl but found early wickets hard to come by as their hosts put 54 runs on for the first wicket and were in a commanding position at 99-3.

However, the Herefordshire side’s bowlers gave them some hope led by Adam Hewlett (4-38) as Stourport finished on 213-9 off their 50 overs.

With the back Brockhampton faltered and Thomas James (21) was the only batter to offer resistance as they were skittled out for 75.

Bromyard are one two Premier Division sides yet to play after their third consecutive match was abandoned due to the weather.

In Division Two, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley are also yet to play a competitive league match after seeing their home game against Himley seconds cancelled.

Bartestree & Lugwardine were in action at home against Barnt Green seconds but fells to a defeat by five wickets.

The groundsman did well to get the game on and it was a bowler's wicket for sure, as 15 wickets fell for 165 runs in a disappointing game.

The Bartestree wickets tumbled too quickly, with only a few batsmen reaching double figures as they were bowled out for 82. Skipper Ryan Trattell tried to lead by example and top scored, but also stuttered and lost his wicket for 17.

With the ball the Herefordshire hosts were given a glimmer of hope at times as Barnt Green wickets fell to Owen Beynon (2-9) and Stan Lunt (2-11).

However, following a few missed chances in the field the visitors reached the asking for the loss of only five wickets.