BROCKHAMPTON came out on top in the Herefordshire derby beating rivals Bromyard by 46 runs in a low scoring afternoon.

Brockhampton came into the Worcestershire Premier clash looking to boost their points tally after seeing five of their early season matches either cancelled or abandoned.

After being put into bat hosts Brockhampton started strongly with skipper Samuel Johnston (19) and Alex Hinkley (53) helping them to 41-2 before the former lost his wicket.

Hinkley continued building runs, but at the other end batters came and went as nobody else reached double figures and the hosts were out for 135, helped by 23 extras.

Tom Harvey (3-13) led the way for Bromyard with the ball while James Wilson and Hugo Bernard-Pullen each picked up a brace of wickets.

With the ball Sam Harn and Sam Didcote did the damage each taking five wickets as Bromyard were bowled out for 89 off 39.5 overs.

Top scorer for the visitors was Alexander Woods who hit 34 before being bowled by Harn and caught by Hinkley.

In Division One, Bartestree and Lugwardine picked up a losing draw after hosts Himley seconds failed to bowl them out.

Skipper Adam Davies had the Himley openers in all sorts of trouble and was unlucky not to pick up a few wickets in his first spell.

However, at the half way point Himley sat on 103-0 off 25 overs. Despite bowling on a warm afternoon the Bartestree attack stuck to their task with Owen Beynon 3-51, Stan Lunt 2/61 and Davies 2-68 all taking wickets as Himley finished on 244-6.

In reply Bartestree started steadily with Nick Freeman (12) and Matt Tulacz (18) building a solid partnership for the first wicket for 37.

Edward Milner then came in with a fine innings of 53 from 55 balls and was well supported by Andy Rodgers (15) and Adam Davies (34).

When all three departed, it was left to club stalwarts Alun Evans (17) and Chris Tulacz to finish the day 90 runs short, securing four bonus points.

Meanwhile, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley suffered a 97-run defeat at the hands of Coombs Wood.

Recent Category 1 overseas amateur signing Nizamudin Khisrow, was the difference between the sides. He top scored with 57 and bagged 4-22 for the home side in their 97 run win.

Scoring was challenging at the outset and at drinks, Coombs Wood were 65-2. The Burgs were still in the game at 93-6, until a breezy half-century by Khisrow changed the equation as the hosts finished on 192.

The wickets were shared, three a piece by Theo Darke and Reece Thomas and two a piece by Mohammed Hassan and Arjun Singh.

Wickets falling at regular intervals in the chase, meant the Burgs were never in the hunt, and they were all out for 95 in 41.4 overs.