COLWALL maintained their 16-point lead at the top of Worcestershire League Division One with a crushing nine-wicket defeat of lowly visitors Pedmore.

In a clash lasting just over two hours, Pedmore’s batting was shredded by the pace and swing of Andy Robertson (5-10) and spin of Richard Howitt (3-19) as they were shot out for 54 in 24.3 overs.

It took Colwall 3 balls to pass the target for the loss of just one wicket with Ben Febery rounding off the rout with 18 runs off an over to finish on 33 not out.

Ben Cooke took two boundaries off the first over and Fergus Cameron (14no) hit a six and a four before Febery settled it decisively.

A 10-man seconds side fought hard but were foiled by a century from Malvern’s Max White as they lost by four wickets in Division Five.

Colwall started poorly as John Card, Andy Bishop and skipper Will Bishop all fell cheaply.

A century stand between Kit Lister (78) and Mat Morgan (47) rallied the innings and with Steve Coffey and Chris Kendall both hitting 25 the final total was extended to 221-9.

Tom Fairclough took 4-29 and and Anthony Arnold 2-24.

Eddie Hill and Coffey claimed early wickets when Malvern replied but Mike Arnold (44) and White steadied the innings.

White hit a decisive 106 as Malvern reached 222-6 in the 46th over with Dom Bannister claiming 2-33.

Colwall thirds lost by 41 runs at Garnons seconds in Marches League Division Two.

Sam Lipton (3-34), Steve Wright (2-31) and Chris Horne (2-26) reduced the hosts to 170-7 but they recovered to 237-9.

Tom Hall (78) and Chris Conlon (38) put Colwall in contention before they were bowled out for 196 in the penultimate over.

Teenager Bruno Recordon helped the fourths to a winning draw against Glangrwyney seconds in Division Four.

The opener hit 78 alongside Simon Oliver (37), Jacob Charlton (17) and Ben Recordon (21no) in Colwall's 199-8.

Harry Evans (3-12) and Bruno Recordon (2-18) then kept Glangrwyney in check as they closed on 146-8.