DINUSHA Fernando took a hat-trick and scored an unbeaten 32 in Bromyard’s six-wicket home win over Pedmore in the Worcestershire County League Division 1.

Teenage seamer Greg Leighton, who snapped up 5-32, also played a starring role in Bromyard’s third successive triumph, at Flaggoners Green.

Sri Lankan Test player Fernando, who finished with 4-50, helped to shoot out Pedmore for just 101 in 21.1 overs, despite five visiting players reaching double figures.

Bromyard lost a couple of early wickets before Zahid Saeed (48) and Fernando led the hosts to victory inside 15 overs.

See Sport 5 for more on Dinusha Fernando.

Colwall maintained their Division 2 promotion challenge with a comprehensive five-wicket success over Belbroughton at Hackman’s Gate.

Mike King (4-40) and Tom Coleman (3-60) helped dismiss Belbroughton for 218 in the 47th over. Geoff Day (59) and Matt Spells (52) led the way for the hosts.

Ben Wheeler (71) and Nick Panniers (61) led Colwall’s response, and with breezy knocks from Odge Davey (36) and Sam Crichard (34 not out), the Herefordshire outfit eased home in 29.5 overs.

Teenagers Matthew Jones and Callum Philpott starred with bat and ball respectively in Monmouth’s eightwicket home win over struggling Malvern.

Leg-spinner Philpott bagged 4-58 and Jonathan Jones took 2-35 as opener Richard Cullen (96) steered Malvern to 200-9.

But Welsh youth batsman Jones (84 not out) anchored Monmouth’s reply and, with support from Ben Turner (39 not out) and Fraser Kilgour (36), the hosts eased to the target with 12 overs left.

Skipper Tim Boulter took 5-96 and then struck an unbeaten 84 in Wormelow’s losing draw at high-flying Hagley.

Chad Hitchcock (134) dominated Hagley’s inning as the hosts posted 288-7 before declaring after 47 overs.

With Boulter bashing eight fours and three sixes in his knock, Wormelow replied with 239-4 from 47 overs.

Matt Evans (57) and Luke Jones (32 not out) also weighed in.

Byron Newton and John Terry both took four wickets in Burghill & Tillington’s exciting losing draw at Feckenham.

Newton (4-69) and Terry (4- 64) helped restrict the Redditch club to 223-9 with former skipper Neil Box claiming four catches.

Opener Jack Hale struck 89 for Burghill and, with star batsman Alex Hedges still struggling with a knee injury, the visitors closed on 194-7.

Adam Hope hit 40 in Canon Frome’s disappointing eight-wicket defeat at Amblecote & Wollaston in Division 4.

James Tiffen (70) and Jack Casstles (45 not out) topscored for Ross-on-Wye but their Division 5 promotion hopes suffered a setback in a five-wicket home defeat to rivals Old Hill 3rd.