COLWALL surrendered their 16-point lead at the top of Worcestershire League Division One as they crashed to a sorry 49-run defeat at Coombs Wood.

Facing what seemed a routine challenge of making 124 to win, Colwall were then skittled for 74 runs in the space of just 17.1 overs in an ignominious batting collapse which allowed Hagley to join them at the summit.

The setback was perhaps even more frustrating as at one stage Colwall pacemen Luke Dalley (4-10) and Mike Gooch (2-25) had reduced the hosts to 19-6 in the 12th over before a lower order recovery turned the tide.

Seventh-wicket pair Matthew Calwell (24) and Ian Whitmore (17) resisted firmly to add 52 before Andy Robertson broke through again to remove both.

But Nabeel Ali (25) and Alex Chappell (15) added further useful runs before they fell to the spin of Nick Brown and the home innings closed on 123 in the 37th over.

In reply, James Waters was bowled before Cooke was caught for 12 and the rot set in for Colwall.

Nick Brown was then trapped leg-before and Alex Gregory then claimed a fourth wicket as Cameron (21) went the same way.

When the usually reliable Andrew Robertson was caught off Chappell the writing was on the wall at 42-5.

Ben Wheeler, in typical, fashion tried to hit the side out of trouble and briefly succeeded, hitting five fours in a top-scoring 23.

But once he was caught and seventh out with the total on 73 the tail folded quickly, the last three wickets adding just three runs to leave Coombs Wood victors, Gregory taking 6-37 from nine overs and Chappell 3-37.

The seconds found wickets hard to come by as visitors Netherton piled up 367-7 in a comprehensive victory in Division Five.

Elsewhere, second-placed West Malvern thrashed Worcester Nomads by seven wickets, Malvern slumped to a 136-run defeat to Lye seconds and Hanley Castle and Upton claimed a four-wicket win over Hagley seconds.