STOURBRIDGE continue to set the pace in Worcestershire County League's Premier Division after a comfortable seven wicket victory at home to Stourport.

Chaddesley Corbett maintained the pressure, they sit just five points behind in second after a solid batting performance saw them chase down Old Elizabethans total of 210-7 for the loss of seven wickets.

Redditch remain in third after chasing down Old Hill's 227-9 for whom Zahid Kafiat amassed a quick-fire 94. Astwood Bank's Tom Underhill (84) and captain Pete Alexander (68*) led them to a comfortable six wicket victory against Old Elizabethans.

Pershore amassed a first innings total of 233-6 that proved too many for relegation threatened Evesham to chase and Bewdley won by four wickets at Feckenham.

Colwall stay top in division one as Andrew Robertson (5-10) led them to a very comfortable nine wicket victory against Pedmore at Stowe Lane.

Hagley had to work a little harder for their victory at Burghill but eventually won by thirty six runs to stay just sixteen points behind.

Oliver Cox (85*) helped Bredon beat Coombs Wood by 20 runs, a result that meant that Cookley who beat Droitwich Spa at home thanks to Danny Soley (5-29) and Jamie Brighton (78*) moved in to third.

Bromyard won at home to Worcester Nomads and Belbroughton continued their good form, Tom McKenzie took a second innings (4-15) to grab the points at Oldswinford for whom Alfie Mayall took (5-36) in the first innings.

In division two joint leaders (Ombersley and Lye) both won convincingly again this time against relegation threatened Enville and third placed Barnt Green to move sixty points clear of the chasing pack.

Ratnesh Sahni (115) and Waqas Ahmed (65) ensured the win for Lye despite Zain Ahmad taking (5-46) for visiting Barnt Green,

Halesowen are fourth following a comfortable nine wicket victory against Brockhampton who are now in danger third from bottom.

Himley are fifth after Oliver Siviter took a first innings 6-25 to ensure an easy 10 wicket win at Astwood Bank, Himbleton won against basement side Bartestree.

Alistair Hickman (92), Lewis Cordes (53) and Greg Chinn all scored first innings half centuries as Bromsgrove compiled 311-9 in an emphatic win against Kidderminster at Chester Road.

In division three Conor Warby took a first innings 6-27 for leaders Netherton who ensured they maintained the pace at the top by beating Stourbridge by eight wickets.

They remain 22 points clear of second placed Old Vigornians for whom Osman Fiaz scored a fine first innings century which led them to victory over basement side Pershore to keep the pressure on the leaders.

Old Hill remain just three points of the promotion places in third following a seven wicket win against Avoncroft who slip two places to sixth behind Barnards Green who beat lowly Rushwick by three wickets to move fourth.

Martley for whom Thomas Vale (75) and Oliver Dunks (6-44) assisted a return to winning ways against Old Elizabethans and finally undefeated second innings half centuries from Liam Phelan and James Bevan helped them to victory at Plovers Rise against an inconsistent Kempsey.

In division four Harbourne returned to winning ways following last weeks defeat as Baldev Raj (73) eased them to a comfortable six wicket victory against Five Ways OEs for whom Usmaan Mahmood scored a fine first innings (90).

Worcester, who were second last week, are fast becoming the masters of tense finishes as they tied for the second time this season, this time against a spirited Astwood Bank at Norton Barracks.

This result gave Stourport the chance to win back second position which they did by beating Bromsgrove by six wickets at the Hedges Ground.

In other matches, Simon Mauger (114) and James Rawlings (55) helped fourth placed Bewdley compile a first innings 336-5 at Lower Moor which proved too many for visiting Halesowen to chase.

Imran Wahid scored a magnificent undefeated 178 for Romsley in their much needed eight wicket win against fifth placed Alvechurch for whom Edd Rodgers and Curtis Beech scored first innings half centuries and Eastnor made the trip to the Home Ground and came away with a six wicket victory against Coombs Wood.

In division five the top four all won, leaders Lye travelled to St. Peter’s Field and beat Droitwich Spa by a comfortable 95 run margin.

Fergus Neve grabbed a first innings 5-10 as second placed West Malvern stayed in touch by beating Claverley by nine wickets.

Third placed Chaddesley Corbett had Mohammed Husnain (106) and Holden Whittaker (84*) to thank as they chased down Hagley's impressive first innings total (267-5) in which Joe Lennon scored a fine (155).

Muhammad Asim Masood (130), Ahrtesham Waqar (76) and Jawad Nazir (69) helped Netherton amass the highest score of the day, a huge 392-8 which proved too many for visiting Hanley Castle & Upton to chase despite half centuries from Todd Mathews (72) and Matt Pratley (51) in reply.

In other matches Tom Fairclough took 4-29 in the first innings and Max White scored a fine second innings century to guide Malvern home against Colwall for whom Kit Lister scored 78 and finally Roger Dixon 102, Malcolm Jones 101 and Derek Austin 66 helped Worcester Nomads compile another huge first innings score at Whitegates Farm (358-4) which proved enough to beat a spirited Feckenham by over one hundred runs after Jack Watkins returned second innings figures of 5-48 for the home team.