TWO 19 year olds led Colwall to a seven-wicket home win over Cookley in their penultimate Worcestershire League Division One clash of the season.

Ben Febery and Fergus Cameron shared an unbroken stand of 135 to see the hosts home with five overs in hand after they had been set a tricky target of 191 to win in 42 following rain breaks before tea.

Home skipper Ben Cooke asked lowly Cookley to bat having won the toss but Matt Holloway and Alex Roden shared a century opening stand in 25 overs.

Spinners Mike King finally had Holloway caught behind by Ben Wheeler with the total on 124 in the 31st over.

Jat Dhadwal was run out by Mike Gooch for 15, King bowled Paul Thomas for 11 and Roden followed for 62 as the rot set in.

Febery took three wickets in his second spell to finish with 3-59 and King claimed 3-33 as Cookley slumped to 190-7 off 50 overs.

Colwall lost eight overs to rain in chasing the target and although Cooke set an aggressive tone to their reply Joe Blight fell in the third over caught at backward point off Charlie Barton's pace.

A flurry of Cameron boundaries maintained the tempo but when Cooke miscued Banton to Holloway and Will Bishop edged behind Colwall were up against it on 56-3 after 13.

But Febery and Cameron ran well between wickets and found the boundary with increasing regularity.

Febery reached his half-century with his 10th four and then cut loose with a straight six.

Cameron supported until he reached 50 and then he too flayed the bowlers in his 68 not out to Febery’s 78no when victory was sealed in the 37th over.

Febery and Gooch played key roles as Herefordshire seconds overcame Gloucestershire Academy by 62 runs in a 50-over friendly at Colwall.

Febery hit a fluent 43no as Herefordshire amassed 291-7 batting first and then Gooch took 3-39 from 8.4 overs as Gloucestershire were bowled out for 229.