WEST Malvern remain the best performing Worcestershire Cricket League Division Five side in the area after a high-scoring 65-run victory over Colwall seconds.

The visitors were left still seeking their first league win of the season as second-placed West rattled up a daunting 275 all out having chosen to bat first.

Opener Adrian Walker (54) defied accurate early bowling from Eddie Hill (2-46).

When he departed Fergus Neve took over to hammer an unbeaten 97 as the hosts took command.

Steve Coffey, in another fine all-round display, finished with 5-74 for Colwall.

But the support bowlers took some stick before Coffey claimed the last wicket with two balls left.

Lowly Colwall lost Idris Mohammed for a duck in reply before James Waters (50) and Jon Card (24) launched a recovery.

But they were never up with the run-rate and though Coffey came in to smash 63 they were all out for 210 in the 47th over.

Will Jones, Rowan Dakin, Arthur Jones and Dan Walker all took two wickets with one for batting hero Neve.

Malvern are fourth in the division after a 14-run home win over fellow high-fliers Netherton seconds.

Neil Thompson (30), Kieran Smith (22) and skipper Tom Fairclough (21) helped Malvern limp to 128 all out from 30 overs.

But Chay Ankers then produced a crucial 5-26 from 11 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 114 in 31.4.

Simon Pearce claimed 2-11 with single wickets for Fairclough and Tom Hale.

Worcester Nomads seconds climbed up the table thanks to a seven-wicket home win over Claverley.

James Matthews took 3-30 as the visitors to Bransford amassed 246-6 from 50 overs assisted by Andrew Barnes (74) and Aroon Iqbal (54).

But Nomads were well up to the chase as they reached a winning 247-3 in 39.4 overs.

Roger Dixon (34) and Derek Austin (71) enjoyed an 82-run opening stand before Sam Roberts added 36 and Jamie Oliver’s 59 not out guided the Worcestershire team home.

Hanley Castle and Upton went down by seven wickets at Lye seconds. The visitors were bowled out for 130 in 23.4 overs with Alex Woods (44) top scoring.

Ollie Price added 25 and Tony Hutchings 20 but it was not enough as Lye triumphed with 134-3 inside 20 overs.

West Malvern visit Netherton on Saturday while Hanley Castle host Feckenham seconds, Malvern go to Hagley seconds, Colwall entertain Lye and Nomads travel to Chaddesley Corbett seconds.