COLWALL swept back to the top of Worcestershire Cricket League Division One with a 126-run victory at basement boys Droitwich Spa.

The villagers amassed 256-7 having been put in to bat against a fairly innocuous home attack.

Colwall opener Nick Panniers led the way with 52 before Andy Robertson controlled the rest of the innings with 62 not out.

Spa were dismissed for 130 in the 44th over with Luke Dalley taking 3-33, leaving Colwall 16 points clear.

The seconds claimed their first Division Five win of the season thanks to a century stand between Will Bishop and Andrew Waters for a five-wicket win over Spa seconds with four balls left.

Eddie Hill (1-18) and Chris Kenyon (2-23) kept the visitors in check after being inserted.

But the rest of the home attack proved wayward as 46 wides helped Spa reach 211-9 off 50 overs with off-spinner Toby Clifford taking 4-54.

Colwall lost early wickets but from 105-5 were rallied by skipper Bishop (69no) and veteran Waters (51no) with the latter hitting the winning boundary in the final over.

The thirds fought gamely but failed to end their Marches League Division Two losing streak as they succumbed to visitors Ross-on-Wye by 31 runs.

Steve Wright (2-20), Dick Tugwell (3-12) and Olivia Baker-Wright (2-2) helped dismiss Ross for 162 in the penultimate over.

Wright led Colwall’s reply with a dogged 42 but once John Henry (20) departed the tail disintegrated to 131 all out.

Colwall fourths almost snatched victory out of the fire before losing a fluctuating contest by two wickets at Ross seconds in Division Four.

They slumped to 73-6 in the 31st over until an unbroken stand of 74 between Ben Recordon (60no) and Chris Horne (37no) saw them to 147-6.

Recordon (4-34) and Mark Lessimore (4-23) reduced Ross to 120-8 but the ninth-wicket pair led the hosts to a narrow victory in the 34th over.

In the National Village Knockout last 32, Colwall lost by six wickets at higher-ranked Astwood Bank.

Colwall scored 198-9 off 40 overs through Fergus Cameron (62), Ben Cooke (56) and James Waters (35).

But Bank won in the 38th over despite four wickets from Mike Gooch.