BROMYARD secured an emphatic eight wicket win in the Worcester County Premier League, in what would be a hit-and-miss day for Herefordshire cricket weather wise.

The start was delayed for three hours at Flaggoners Green after the previous night's heavy rain had got under the covers.

However, Bromyard won an important toss and restricted the visitors to 176-7 from their 29 overs, Dave Taylor being the pick of the bowlers with 2-22 from six overs.

In reply Ian Bullock continued his prolific season, passing 400 league runs en route to 57 off just 57 balls, his third fifty of the season to go with one hundred.

Rob Willis also returned to form with a brilliant 81 not out off just 75 balls, including six sixes, as Bromyard reached 177-2 to win by eight wickets with 14 balls to spare. Bromyard remain fourth in the WCL Premier Division.

Elsewhere in the Worcester leagues, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley suffered a heavy loss against Feckenham by 223 runs. Brockhampton’s first team may have been washed out, but their seconds were defeated by seven wickets at Avoncroft.

Bromyard seconds went down to a 29 run defeat away at Hagley seconds, but remain top of a very tight WCL Division 6.

The home side scored 254-5 from their 45 overs after being put in, Dan Mills being the pick of the Bromyard bowlers with 3-52 from nine overs.

However, despite 58 from the returning Owen Thomas and 49 from Zac Bernard-Pullen, Bromyard were all out for 225 in 42.5 overs.

In the Marches Premier, Luctonians fell 45 runs short against fellow title challengers Wormelow. After the visitors set 195 to win, rain reduced the second innings to 32 overs. Luctonians fell short as they reached 110-7.

Daniel Powell’s 60 helped Fownhope Strollers to an 81-run victory over Woolhope, with Kington and Garnons also picking up useful victories.

Wormelow’s seconds were the only outfit to feature in Division One, again winning against Luctonians – this time by 25 runs.

Contributions from Dave Bannerman (51) and youngster Archie Langford (44) helped set Lucs 179 to win.

Despite some starts from the top order, wickets fell at regular intervals, with Ashley Weston picking up 4-47.

Division Two also saw wins for Knighton on Teme over Colwall thirds, and Hay-on-Wye over Builth Wells.