BARTESTREE & Lugwardine provided a fine performance with a ball and in the field to complete a second Worcestershire County League victory of the season against Chaddesley Corbett.

After winning the toss Bartestree chose to bat, but struggled to get going losing two early wickets through what were described as the most unplayable of balls.

All of the Bartestree middle order got starts but were unable to convert and go on and get a big score. Top scorer for the hosts was Matt Tulacz with 34, while Max Backhouse hit 20 and Andy Rogers 26.

Bartestree were eventually skittled out for 150 off 37.2 overs giving visitors Chaddesley hope of a victory.

However, Ryan Harris set the tone of the Bartestree attack by taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings.

Tom Strangward from the other end was in full flight, hitting that back of a length and getting some balls to rise.

Strangward was rewarded for his efforts by taking two wickets as the visitors were reduced to 30-3 and a tough task.

 Regular wickets tumbled from the spin of Trattell and Max Backhouse and on 71-6, Bartestree were very much in the driving seat.

However, Chaddesley dug in and were beginning to get themselves back into it.

However, an over of madness struck the visitors. Firstly, a smart run out by skipper Trattell, and then an excellent grab by Matt Tulacz at slip which tipped the contest in his side’s favour.

Adam Davies 3-23 cleaned up the tail to give Bartestree a 27-run win to move then out of the relegation zone. 

In the Premier Division, Bromyard picked up some vital points with a winning draw at Pedmore.

After electing to bat Rob Willis hit 156 runs for the Herefordshire visitors as they set a target of 325-8.

In reply Pedmore finished just seven runs short of their target and held on to their last wicket to finish on 318-9.