IN the Worcestershire County Premier Division leaders Stourbridge and title rivals Astwood Bank both won to set up a winner takes all showdown next week.

Stour's Jitesh Jian-Patel took 6-38 in the first innings to take his season's tally to fifty wickets and set up a comfortable win by four wickets against Evesham.

Astwood Bank led by Tom Underhill (72) and in form keeper/batsman Connor Adams (51*) made short shift of Bewdley's 178 for a maximum points win.

Bank host Stour next week with just seven points separating the two teams.

Mohammed Sajid's 104 took his season tally to 722 runs in Chaddesley Corbett's win against Feckenham.

Worcester secured a six wicket win against Redditch Entaco, Pershore bagged a winning draw against Old Hill at Haden Hill and Stourport were left frustrated as they ran into a gritty Old Elizabethans who refused to be bowled out and had to settle for a winning draw.

The top of Division One changed dramatically as leaders Colwall lost to Belbroughton for whom Pete Hawk top scored with 90 to set up a comfortable victory.

The defeat meant Bromyard's seven wicket victory against Oldswinford catapulted them to the summit by just one point.

Hamish Cooke took 6-10 against Pedmore to ensure Burghill's promotion hopes stayed alive.

Droitwich Spa relegated Bredon with a maximum point win that helped them out of the relegation zone.

Worcester Nomads who are now five points adrift after their winning draw at out-of-form Cookley in a rain reduced match.

Gulham Abbas (74*) powered Coombs Wood to a victory against Hagley.

Ryan D’Oliveira's 6-28 led Ombersley to the Division Two title as they swept aside second placed Lye by thirty seven runs.

Hassan Ahmed (4-29 & 53*) helped Himley to a victory against Bartestree who are now relegated and Peter Scott (106) powered fourth placed Barnt Green to victory against Halesowen.

Lye require a win or 19 points from two matches to mathematically secure promotion.

Enville beat Himbleton by one wicket, Astwood Bank earned a winning draw against Kidderminster and Bromsgrove beat Brockhampton by six wickets.

In division three Matthew Lowe (59) and Troy Lee (58*) helped Netherton to move one step closer to both promotion and the title as they beat Martley by seven wickets at Jewry Field.

This win allowed them to open up a twenty five point led at the top from Old Vigornians who jumped into second position thanks to excellent performances from Ed Burgoyne (5-44) and Chris Drew (89) which enabled them to beat relegation threatened Stourbridge (for whom J Davidson scored 99) by four wickets at the War Memorial Ground.

Barnards Green slipped out of the promotion places and now find themselves six points behind Old Vigornians after losing by three wickets at Old Elizabethans.

Old Hill also took a backward step as they slipped to fourth following defeat at Kempsey who moved back in to promotion contention in fifth just fifteen points behind Old Vigornians.

Elsewhere, Redditch beat Pershore by ten wickets to keep their feint hopes of promotion alive and Wayne Newman (5-46) helped Rushwick secure a vital win against Avoncroft that gives them breathing space at the bottom end of the table.

After securing promotion last week division four leaders Harborne were humbled by fourth placed Stourport at home as they lost by six wickets in a low scoring match, a defeat that allowed second placed Worcester to close the gap which they did by beating visiting Romsley & Hunnington by four wickets in a high scoring match at Norton Barracks.

Harborne still enjoy a thirty point lead at the top which means they require just one win or eighteen points from their final two matches to seal the title, whilst second placed Worcester require just six points to ensure promotion.

In other matches, Alvechurch & Hopwood who are finishing the season well are in third after securing a winning draw against Bewdley who have slipped to seventh, Five Ways are in fifth as they could only muster a losing draw against relegation threatened Astwood Bank despite Jon Bassett's 7-47 first innings haul.

Amjad Mahmood (5-61) and Will Parton (4-57) shared nine first innings wickets for Eastnor in a welcome maximum point win against Bromsgrove at the Hedges Ground which pulls them away from imminent danger at the bottom.

Coombs Wood could only muster a winning draw against relegated Halesowen which keeps them just eighteen points clear of Astwood Bank who are second from bottom and four points behind Romsley & Hunnington as the three battle it out to avoid relegation with two matches remaining.

In division five Arslan Iqbal (78*) and Jawad Nazir (75) were the mainstays for third placed Netherton who were left frustrated as they could only muster a winning draw against Claverley which allowed leaders Chaddesley Corbett who beat Malvern and Lye, who beat relegated Feckenham, to open up a 33 point gap in the promotion race which will be difficult to close with just two matches remaining.

Elsewhere, at the foot of the table Droitwich Spa sealed a vital win against Hanley Castle which moves them 14 clear of third from bottom Worcester Nomads who lost to Colwall by two wickets at Whitegates Farm who in turn are just five points clear of Hagley who are now in the relegation zone following an eight wicket defeat at the hands of West Malvern.