BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley seconds took Herefordshire bragging rights as they came out 169-run winners against Ledbury.

Ledbury won the toss in the Worcestershire County League Division Seven (South) clash and elected to bowl.

The hosts had a genuine pace attack to begin with, line and length and some movement in their bowling.

However, Dave Glinos settled in nicely with 32 runs but George Stevenson fell playing an uppish shot.

However, Rhodri Jones boosted the Burghill total with a well-made 34 with seven boundaries.

Tim Walsh then played a breezy little innings to add 27 to the visitor’s growing tally.

In came AJ Morris, a huge Burghill talent, played as per situation and missed a century by just three runs.

A quick small knock by myself in an important partnership. Once again Moncy Koshy (57) showed he is a powerhouse down the order who knows how to finish the game.

AJ and Moncy had unbeaten 114 run partnership in the last 11 overs to guide their total to 279-6 off their allocated 45 overs.

Amy Maund started the Burghill bowling inning with economical, accurate and swinging the ball.

She got the first scalp in her second over with Chris Willemstein falling for two runs.

Aneesh Thomas at the other end continued to show unplayable pace and Ledbury had scored just 22 off the first 10 overs and losing two wickets.

The score board pressure and a superb bowing never let the hosts settle completely. AJ Morris and George Stevenson showed their spinning talents grabbing four wickets each.

Eventually Ledbury were bowled out for 110 from 35 overs and were well beaten.

The victory leaves Burghill, Tillington and Weobley seconds just two points off the table summit but having played a game less than leaders Worcester Amigos.

Meanwhile, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley thirds ran out winners by 109 runs in their GB Liners Marches Division Three clash against Almeley.

Asked to bat, the Burgs scored freely from the outset, and posted a formidable score of 269-7 off their 40 overs.

Seb Cargill led the charge with a swashbuckling innings of 97 off 55 balls. He struck 12 fours and four sixes to delight the home crowd.

Ritesh Dua played the anchor role to perfection.  He struck 13 fours in his watchful 65.  Youngsters Will Redway-Thomas and Hugo Gibson scored 28 apiece.

Alun Griffiths was the pick of the bowlers for Almeley finishing with 4-44.

At the interval, Almeley were never in the hunt in their chase.  They made a fist of it but were bowled out for 160 in 30 overs. 

Dec Armstrong bashed a quick fire 32 and Henry Shipley muscled 31 in 17 balls.

Meanwhile, for Burghill, 13 year-old Noah Morgan snared three wickets with his orthodox left arm spin, and there were two apiece for youngsters Will Redway-Thomas, Barney Stevenson and James Evans.