A BATTING collapse cost Eastnor on Saturday as they fight to stay in Worcestershire County League Division One.

The villages were bowled out for 185 against Cookley, with the opponents winning by seven wickets.

Faisal Khalid made a half century for Eastnor, while other contributions came from Waqas Ahmed (46), Tareq Jamil (32) and Anees Tariq (26).

However, only four runs were scored by players batting from six downwards, which ultimately cost Eastnor.

The Herefordshire side are 11 points from safety with three games remaining.

Colwall, meanwhile, are almost safe after they hammered bottom club Droitwich by 169 runs.

Opener Mike King made 75, while there were half centuries from Fergus Cameron and Ben Wheeler.

King was also the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-24, while Michael Gooch snapped up a further three wickets as the villagers bowled out their opponents for just 91.

Elsewhere, Barney Morgan hit a century for Burghill, Tillington & Weobley in their losing draw to Feckenham.

In Division Two, Wormelow still have work to do to ensure their safety after falling to an eight-wicket defeat to Bredon.

The county side are 17 points above the drop with three games remaining.

Alastair Main, batting at 10, was Wormelow's top scorer, hitting an unbeaten 52.

Wormelow eventually made 174-8, which was clearly not enough.

Bredon reached their target in just 32.4 overs; Jamie Munroe finishing unbeaten on 77.

Bromyard are almost safe after seeing off Harborne by four wickets.

Jamie Abell was fantastic with the ball, taking 6-31, which helped Bromyard bowl out their opponents for 238.

Zahid Saeed's 81 then helped Bromyard reach their target, with Rob Willis also making 59.

Bartestree & Lugwardine also had a good win, thrashing Martley by 98 runs in Division Three.

Ben Simpkin made 85, while captain Marcus Ashcroft hit 77.

With 271-7 on the board, the Bartestree bowlers steadily destroyed the visitors' batting line-up, with Ryan Trattell and Sam Bowen both taking four wickets.

Bartestree's seconds also had a stunning nine-wicket win against Claverley.

Chaminda Koralalage took an astonishing five wickets for no runs as Claverley were bowled out for just 43.