FAILING to field a second team led to Burghill, Tillington and Weobley's first team being docked 15 points in the Worcestershire League.

With half of Division One due to be relegated due to the restructuring of the Birmingham League the points deduction saw the village side drop to the bottom following a losing draw with Worcester.

The departures of Barney Morgan and Jack Myres has left the club rebuild this season and hoping to retain their place in the league.

After beating Cookley last week Burghill elected to field, but opener Muhammad Raja (33) got the visitors off to a good start before two wickets for skipper Toby Wilding saw the visitors slip to 41-2.

However, Scott Shephard (46) added to the visitors total before Mohammad Adeel knocked 81 runs before being bowled by Joel Aldridge.

Bowler Clive Chadhani 3-62 made inroads into to middle order but couldn’t prevent Worcester from finishing on 267 all out off 49.5 overs.

In response openers Ryan Knight (23) and Ben Owens (23) put on a stand of 53 for the opening wicket before their side fell to 71-6.

However, a good knock of 40 for Clive Chadhani and 74 for Tim Walsh including four sixes helped recover the innings.

With Worcester looking to clinch the victory in the final overs Jacob James and Oscar Darke saw out 31 balls to clinch their side a losing draw.

"It's not a bad result considering we were 70-6 and it looked likely we wouldn't get anything out of the game,” said captain Toby Wildig.

“It’s a bit of a shame we were deducted points but it’s hard in the Worcestershire league as some weeks require long travels to North Worcestershire for a game with no umpire which is a big ask.

“We working hard as a club to try and get as many players as we can but there is a real shortage of cricketers.

“It’s hard to convince people to give up their Saturdays.”