COLWALL Cricket Club cruised through to the regional rounds of the National Village Knockout with a crushing 102-run victory over Aston Ingham at Stowe Lane.

The contest, which had been washed out the previous week, was again affected by the bad weather with showers restricting the game to 20 overs per side.

But Colwall, having been asked to bat first, amassed a daunting total of 162-6 before restricting the visitors to 60-9 in reply.

Ben Febery and Ben Cooke gave the hosts a solid start with 39 for the first wicket before the latter was caught for 19.

When Ben Wheeler was run out soon after it caused a brief middle-order collapse.

Febery, who hit a six and six fours, kept the innings together as he hit 54 before holing out in the deep and at 104-6 Colwall were in need of quick runs going into the last five overs.

James Wagstaff and Matt Morgan then took the visiting attack to task with an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 58.

Wagstaff hit three big sixes in his unbeaten 33 while Morgan added another in reaching 24 not out.

Aston Ingham, fielding a youthful side, were never in the hunt in reply with only Josh Loade (12) and James Hamilton (15) reaching double figures as they struggled to cope with the home bowlers.

Wagstaff, Febery and Fergus Cameron all claimed two wickets for Colwall while there was one each for Mike Gooch, Jack Knight-Adams and Morgan as the visitors folded.

Meanwhile, Jack Shantry’s testimonial year programme will continue on Sunday with a Worcestershire Select XI visiting host club Eastnor for a T20 match (2.30pm).

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach and pace duo Charlie Morris and Pat Brown are included in the County XI who will take on an Eastnor Select XI.