BARNARDS Green won the Worcestershire Cricket Board Gray’s County Cup against Stourbridge by 19 runs in the T20 final at Blackfinch New Road.

Worcester’s Old Vigornians won a thriller against Bretforton by five runs at the same venue to claim the Gray’s County Plate.

An unbeaten 87 by Ryan Tongue steered Barnards Green to 167-1.

Then three wickets for Taylor Pugh helped restrict Stourbridge to 148-7 despite 52 off 48 balls from Dominic O’Reilly including one six and six fours.

Green were put into bat and openers Phil Harris (37) and Tongue put on 87 before the latter was bowled.

Tongue struck three sixes and seven fours in 63 balls and Joe Crichard (31 not out off 27 balls) helped add an unbroken 74.

Stourbridge reached 84-2 in reply with O’Reilly adding 48 for the third wicket with Marvarick Perry (39).

But O’Reilly fell to Pugh who ended with figures of 4-0-30-3.

Tongue returned 1-21 with support from Phil Harris (1-27), Josh Blunt (0-24) and Andy Ford (1-27).

OVs welcomed their silverware after losing three finals in the past three years.

The city club elected to bat first and scored 140-7 with Osman Fiaz starting well, hitting 38 from 31 balls including a six and seven fours.

After he was bowled by spinner Daniel Lamb (2-18), the in-form Chris Drew marshalled the innings despite wickets falling at the other end.

He received support from skipper James Bader (21) in a sixth-wicket partnership of 47.

Drew reached his 50 off the penultimate ball and finished with 52no from 44 balls including six fours and a six.

Jamie Clarke and Steven Edghill also took two wickets for Bret who lost two batsmen early in reply to catches in the deep off Angus Guthrie and Charlie Lamb.

Clarke made 39 in 36 balls and when he was dropped twice on the boundary in the same Amelia Kite over the Vale side looked to be favourites.

OVs battled back thanks to spinner Alex Parker (4-0-15-0) and veteran seamers Bader (2-14) and Phil Mackie who conceded just 26 runs in their combined four overs.

Luke Richardson seemed likely to steer Bret to victory but OVs bowled well at the death.

Bret could only score two boundaries in the final six overs yet only needed seven to win from the final six balls.

But panic set in against Guthrie (1-18) who bowled with guile and accuracy and there were two run outs in four deliveries.

Richardson was left on 28no as Bret were dismissed for 135 with two balls left.