BROCKHAMPTON were brought back down to earth on Monday after falling to a four-wicket loss to Berkswell in the Birmingham & District League Premier Division.

It looked like the villagers may have pulled off an upset after their opponents slumped to 50-4.

But a stunning fifth wicket partnership of 140 between Nick James and Dominic Ostler saw Berkswell home.

Brockhampton made a steady start, with opener Adam Hewlett making 38.

Henry Langford also scored 40 off 30 balls and Joe Crichard 26 off 29.

But after captain Nick Powell went for 31, Brockhampton collapsed.

At that stage, the home side were 172-6, but Oliver Rogoff went soon after.

Luke Tulacz, Dominic Badger and Jamie McIlroy failed to add too many more runs and Brockhampton were bowled out for 188.

Nevertheless, Brockhampton made a game of it when they snapped up early wickets.

Mohammed Ahmed went for just two and when Liam Gately and Herefordshire's Chris Whittock went, Berkswell were 42-3.

Another wicket soon came when McIlroy removed Alex Hepburn and it was certainly game on.

But James and Ostler took the game away from Brockhampton, with Ostler's unbeaten 86 coming off 97 balls.

Brockhampton went into the match on the back of a thumping 10-wicket win over Kenilworth Wardens.

Worcestershire's Daryl Mitchell returned to the Brockhampton attack and hit an unbeaten 94 off just 74 balls.

Fellow opener Ashley Bullock also hit an unbeaten 43, with Hewlett (4-48) the pick of their bowlers.

It means that Brockhampton are still bottom of the division, 20 points from safety with three matches remaining.

Their last home game is on September 9 when they face Walsall, who are currently just above the drop zone.