BROCKHAMPTON chairman Roy Wargen has admitted his club always find it tough in the Premier Division of the Birmingham & District League.

The village side were effectively relegated on Saturday and, barring a miracle, will be returning to Division One.

"Geographically, it's difficult to attract the best players," said Wargen.

"The County Championship doesn't tend to be played on a Saturday, so players go and play for the likes of Knowle & Dorridge and Berkswell.

"We are a village team so we will keep plugging away and regroup.

"It is important we stay in the Birmingham League because I understand they are removing Division Three in 2018 and Division Two in 2019."

One plus point for Brockhampton this season has been the recruitment of Daryl Mitchell and the Worcestershire star was once again in blistering form at the weekend, scoring 73 off 86 against Ombersley.

But Brockhampton still lost, resulting in them being 42 points from safety with just two games remaining.

"We will chat with Daryl to see what his plans are for next season, but he's been brilliant," added Wargen.

"Nick Powell has also been outstanding as captain, while Adam Hewlett has done really well.

"Not once have we been bowled out for less then 130, but like any team, we need more than one or two players contributing."

Hewlett scored 21 off 26 balls against Ombersley, while Ashley Bullock scored 23.

But the remaining eight players only scored 12 runs between them and Brockhampton were bowled out for 139.

Worcestershire's Brett D'Olivera then hit a half century off 47 balls to help Ombersley claim a six wicket win.

Brockhampton's second team meanwhile have given themselves a fighting chance of staying in the Premier Division after beating Leamington by five wickets.

Tom Austwick took three wickets to restrict Leamington to 220-7 before Charlie Scott's unbeaten 69 and James Mokler's 67 saw Brockhampton home.

The villagers are 17 points from safety with two games remaining.