Ledbury slumped to their second consecutive defeat against current league champions Wormelow 1st XI in their Marches League Division One clash.

After loosing what was a crucial toss, Wormelow skipper Jones put Ledbury into bat, who made a steady start with 20-0 off the first four overs.

But then the wickets came and Brandon Caffull was the first to be dismissed on 16, with Josh Emery soon following on 9.

The Ledbury middle order attempted a rebuild but even with some fightback from Richard Orders and Tom Hill (24 & 28), Ledbury could only muster 155 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Wormelow got off to the worst start possible, with opening batsman Luke Jones chipping the first ball of the innings to Thomas Fleetwood at Mid-on.

Young Oliver Langford was then brought in and when Jamie Langford edged to Collingbourne for 15, the hosts saw themselves on a precarious 23-2.

But all pressure was then lifted through the partnership of Langford (46) and wicket-keeper David Thomas (55*) and a flurry of boundaries from the 24th over then saw Wormelow over the line.

There was no such luck for the second team, either, unfortunately for Ledbury, as Dales proved too strong.

After winning the toss and batting, Ledbury could only muster 112 after being dismissed in the 32nd over, with the only notable contribution coming from young Billy Ussher

This proved to be too few for Dales, as the openers went on a charge with boundaries coming too consistently for the Ledbury team to apply any pressure.

The visitors then made the total with the loss of no wicket in just the 17th over.