HIMLEY beat Worcester's Old Elizabethans in dominant fashion to win the Canterbury County Cup at New Road.

The 34-run victory came at the back of a strong all-round performance by Jamie Turner who picked up 3-11 and smashed 34 runs in 12 balls which included a last-ball six.

The finals day, which saw a decent crowd turn up to support their teams, saw Graham Blomfield as the chief guest with the FA Cup-style tournament being his brainchild.

Blomfield’s vision was to provide an opportunity for players at Worcestershire clubs to parade their skills at New Road.

This year’s competition saw 15 clubs compete for honours.

Himley, strong favourites heading into the clash, opted to bat after winning the toss and posted a reasonable 144-5 in 20 overs.

Captain Greg Wright top scored with 38 and Bilal Hussain chipped in with a fine 26 to set the platform for Turner’s show late on.

OEs captain Hemaka Pathiranage (2-22) grabbed two wickets after the power-play to halt Himley’s progress.

Elliot Bartlett and Daniel Colburn also kept a lid on the scoring with one wicket each.

A target of 145 seemed gettable but Turner and Elliot Hopkin bowled with pace up front which mirrored their determination to come out on the right end this time around having lost the final two years ago.

OEs never found a second gear, attributed to a strong bowling effort by Himley.

Stuart Wedge returned 3-19 and Chad Brandrick took 2-25 in the middle phase.

This was preceded by a humdinger of a Plate final which saw Bromyard hold their nerve to beat Bretforton by three wickets.

Chasing 156 to win, Bromyard’s 17-year-old top-order batsman Rob Willis stepped up to the occasion with a mature 61 guiding the chase to precision.

He was ably supported by George Leighton (31) as they added 82 match-winning runs for the fourth wicket.

The win was not secured without a scare though.

Bromyard needed just four runs to win off the final over bowled by Lee Clarke.

After two wickets and no runs from the first three balls, everyone was sensing a major turnaround.

But Dave Taylor banished all those by smashing the next delivery for a six to close out a fiercely-contested encounter.

Earlier, Paul Jones (64 off 35 balls) gave Bretforton a blistering start, laying down the law with six sixes.

He was in destructive mood and accounted for two lost balls which sailed out of the ground.

It took a sensational diving catch by Leighton inches away from the long-off boundary to see the back of Jones and that was a significant moment in the context of the match.

Jack Wood also made 23 but ultimately Willis’ coming of age was enough for Bromyard to edge home.