COLWALL remain rooted to the foot of Worcestershire League Division One after a two-wicket loss to Worcester.

But a much-improved display was followed by a four-wicket victory at Brampton and Leintwardine in the National Village Knockout.

Against Worcester Colwall were in a winning position but let the city side off the hook in a fluctuating contest which went to the final over before the decisive boundary.

Colwall lost Joe Blight early on but Nick Brown (22) and Ben Cooke put on 63 for the second wicket.

Cooke reached 61, including nine fours and two sixes, before he was caught at 102-3.

Colwall rallied as Fergus Cameron (20) and skipper Ben Wheeler (42) added 59 for the fourth wicket.

Both fell swiftly and the innings folded to 193 all out in the 48th over. Jabran Khalid took 5-40 and Chris Steele 4-80.

Colwall sent down 24 wides in reply but also had enough wicket-taking balls to put the visitors in trouble at 111-6.

Only Henry Lewis (27) and Bryn Evans (30) showed early resistance as Mike Gooch (3-34), Dan Newby (2-71) and Cameron (2-37) broke through the top order.

But Andy Wilks (32) and Rob Goodman (28) took Worcester within sight of victory and reaping the benefit of two extra overs the visitors edged home with five balls left.

The knockout victory saw fine bowling from Gooch (1-9), Newby (1-39) and Matt Morgan (3-31) as the hosts scored 173-8 off 40 overs.

The target proved within Colwall’s compass once the prolific Henry Coleman arrived with Colwall on 43-2. He blasted eight sixes and seven fours in 84 from 32 balls.

Ben Cooke (26) and Ben Wheeler (16) supported before a six from Simon Davies saw Colwall home with 22 overs in hand.

Colwall lost by four wickets at Worcester in Second XI Division One after being restricted to 145-9 batting first.

Ben Febery took 4-38 but the hosts skated home inside 21 overs at 146-6.

The thirds were skittled for just 94 in 32 overs by Luctonians seconds in Marches League Division Two with the visitors winning by nine wickets on 97-1 in the 19th.

The fourths suffered their first defeat in Division Four as they tumbled to 79 all out at Kington seconds who eased home by seven wickets on 83-3 in the 22nd over.