COLWALL slipped back into the bottom four of the Worcestershire County League Division One table after suffering a 51-run setback at Bewdley.

Bewdley began cautiously as openings Nick Wilkinson and Michael Harris added 64 off 17 overs before Dan Newby broke through.

Johnno Gooch then clean bowled Franklin to make it 75-2 in the 23rd over and when he had Harris caught by James Abel for 52 out of 114-3 in the 29th over, Colwall were still well in the contest.

But a century stand for the fourth wicket between Rob Combes and Gareth Lewis swung the initiative in Bewdley’s favour.

Colwall’s bowling became wayward as 44 extras were conceded, with 28 of them being wides.

Bewdley eventually posted 256-5, with Gooch (3-42) the pick of Colwall's bowlers.

Colwall’s reply began promisingly as Joe Blight and Nick Panniers put on 71 in 14 overs after tea, but from then on Bewdley bowlers Jack Mills (4-50) and James Freestone (4-36) began to dictate as too many Colwall players reached double figures and then got out, four of them trapped leg-before.

Eastnor have given themselves a glimmer of hope of staying in the division following an 89-run win over Stourport-on-Severn.

Waqas Ahmed once again put in a fine performance, with his 72 key to Eastnor's victory.

He also contributed with the ball by taking 2-3, with Raheel Lone and Mohammad Hasnain also snapping up three wickets apiece.

Burghill, Tillington & Weobley meanwhile slumped to a narrow six-run defeat to Worcester.

Ben Parkinson's three wickets helped bowl Worcester out for 259, but Burghill were unable to get to their target in their allotted 50 overs.

Only Jack Myers (70) and Barney Morgan (63) managed to score anything of note.

In Division Two, Wormelow claimed a much needed win against fellow strugglers Coombs Wood as they look to stay in the division.

Luke Sparrow snapped up three wickets as Coombs Wood were bowled out for 172.

Openers Matthew Evans and Josh Worsley then scored half centuries which helped Wormelow secure a seven-wicket win.

Bromyard, meanwhile, fell to a four-wicket defeat to Belbroughton despite a n unbeaten century from Greg Leighton.

Belbroughton managed to get to their target with three overs to spare; David Taylor taking three wickets for Bromyard.

As for Division Three, Bartestree & Lugwardine saw their promotion hopes knocked after losing by four wickets to Rushwick.

Michael Spink was Bartestree's star player, top scoring with 41 and taking three wickets.