COLWALL Cricket Club clinched their first trophy of the season in thrilling style.

The villagers beat Malvern Artefacts by five runs in the Worcester Evening League's Tansell Cup final on Ghost Meadow.

Skipper James Wagstaff followed up useful late runs in Colwall’s total of 87-8 to take 4-8 with his leg-spin as Artefacts were bowled out for 82 in reply.

The last two wickets came in the final over when just seven runs were needed.

Colwall firsts paid the price for fielding a below-strength side as they crashed to a 58-run defeat at Bromyard.

It reduced their lead at the top of Worcestershire League Division One to 33 points as their rivals moved into second place.

Missing three front-line bowlers and wicketkeeper Ben Wheeler, Colwall lacked penetration as Bromyard, electing to bat, piled up 305-7 from their 50 overs.

Although Andy Robertson capped a fine all-round display with a solid 97 they were bowled out for 247.

Bromyard opener Ian Bullock compiled a patient unbeaten 113 off 149 balls including 16 fours and a six.

All-rounder Josh Van Rensburg smashed four sixes and 13 fours in a 58-ball 90 that put the game beyond Colwall.

Colwall began well enough as Robertson (2-28) took two early wickets while Luke Dalley (2-48) and Nick Brown (2-53) also bowled well.

But the lack of a fifth front-line bowler proved crucial as Bullock and Van Rensburg shared a prolific fifth-wicket stand that settled the issue.

Colwall lost James Waters without scoring before a stand of 77 in 14 overs between skipper Ben Cooke and Robertson put them back in contention.

But when Cooke (30) gave a return catch to Greg Leighton the innings faltered.

Robertson kept the runs ticking over but the middle order subsided.

He was eighth out caught and bowled by Ed Reece (3-40) with the total on 239 and eight runs later it was all over.

Colwall seconds took revenge for an earlier defeat by Hanley Castle and Upton with a 10-wicket thrashing after the visitors were bowled out for 153 in 42.5 overs.

Despite the efforts of Tristan Robinson (34), Joe Clive (37), Nick Bentley (23) and Rory Mathews (17), Hanley slumped from 70-2 to 78-6 midway through their innings.

There were two wickets each for Jack Knight-Adams, Steve Coffey and Stuart Martin.

John Card and Idress Mohammed posted a half-century stand inside seven overs and carved their way past the target off the first ball of the 21st over.

Card hit 62 not out with 12 fours while Mohammed thumped a six and 11 fours in his unbeaten 73.

Colwall thirds lost by 113 runs at home to Marches League Division Two rivals Almeley, collapsing to 102 all out when chasing a target of 215-5.

After seeing off the pace of Damian Berry (2-36) and Alex Whittaker early on, Almeley built up a solid total.

Colwall lost openers Steve Wright and John Henry cheaply and although Chris Conlon (21) and Adam Greaves (29) raised hopes their departure signalled the end.