DROITWICH cemented their place in sixth spot in Worcestershire League Division Two but did not even have to bowl a ball to collect their 20 points.

Opponents Kempsey conceded the fixture on Friday afternoon, which allowed Spa’s third team to play their clash against Harborne fifths on the main pitch at St Peter’s Fields – an opportunity that they grasped in style.

Despite Atif Khalil’s 128, Spa restricted their visitors to 210-7 with under 14 bowlers Danny Mazgajczyk and Archie Fenn impressing in particular – their nine-over spells returning 1-31 and 1-30 respectively.

Unperturbed by their second wicket partnership being interrupted by the watching of England’s World Cup quarter-final, Jez Hanson (77) and Tom Gregory (84 not out) then batted superbly to set up an impressive six-wicket win.

Spa’s second XI were brushed aside in a disappointing display against Harborne fourths.

With numerous rash shots leading to dismissals, Spa could only muster 150 as home skipper Sarah Sribala-Sundarem helped herself to five wickets.

In reply, the hosts’ openers set off seemingly with the intention of finishing proceedings before the extended tea break to watch England’s game.

Four quick wickets then put the match back in the balance before number five Archie Clay hit a barrage of boundaries to take the score to 87-4 off 13 overs at the interval.

Upon resumption, the onslaught from Clay (57 not out) and fellow leg-spinner Muhammad Tausif (36 not out) continued immediately and it took the duo just 5.2 overs after the restart to clinch their side’s emphatic victory.

However the fourths did manage to make it 2-1 in the Spa versus Harborne contest as they defeated the Birmingham club’s fourths by three wickets.

Harry Staley hit 76 and captain Tom Goss finished 67 not out as Droitwich chased down their target of 234 with 22 balls to spare.

This weekend sees the firsts return to action at Old Vigornians, the seconds host Cookley, the thirds travel to Cookhill and Old Elizabethans provide the opposition for the fourths.