Ledbury picked up their fourth win on the trot with a comfortable victory over Pershore thirds.

A vital win away at Spetchley Park, it brings the club a step closer to securing a coveted promotion spot, particularly with a number of games in the league cancelled due to the early morning rain.

Club captain Josh Evans lost the toss, with Pershore opting to bowl first.

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Ledbury encountered an early hurdle when opening Jack Trattel was caught in the first over, however they quickly rallied with a 50-run partnership between Evans and Tom Bowring.

They were cut short when the skipper was caught with 22 runs to his name.

Bowring was then joined at the crease Nick Gibbons, who pulled off a magnificent 100-run partnership before Bowring was run out for 38 runs.

Gibbons persisted despite the dismissal, repelling Pershore's bowling attack with 98 runs, propelling Ledbury's total to 209 runs at the end of a shortened innings of 35 overs.

The hosts put their foot on the gas early in their innings, as the opening batsmen exploited some early wayward bowling.

However Ledbury's opening bowlers soon started to find their mark, with Tom Hill taking two quick wickets to settle the run rate.

Jack Cambridge claimed two of his own with some lovely leg spin, while Trattel heaped the pressure on from the other end.

But Vicky Evans will claim the plaudits for the innings, claiming a game-winning six wickets in her six overs for just 16 runs.

She ultimately dealt the winning blow with some swinging left-arm bowling, with Pershore dismissed for just 126 as Evans' claimed the wicket thanks to an incredible diving catch from Tom Hill at midwicket.

Pershore crumbled to 126 runs, with their final wicket claimed by Evans off a superb diving catch by Hill at midwicket.

Looking ahead, Ledbury first XI will be back at home for a clash with Bartestree and Lugwardine second XI on Saturday (July 13).

Meanwhile, Ledbury second XI will travel to Hanley Castle & Upton CC for an away game in the league.