On a match day program where many games were affected by the inconsistent, sometimes heavy downpours it proved to be a geographical lottery as to who would manage to play the most cricket between the showers.

In the Premier Division, leaders Stourport-on-Severn 1st XI were deemed to have enjoyed the best of a proceedings against Redditch 1st XI as Craig Wood (83) rescued their first innings after a shaky start to enable the visitors to post a total that was agreed by all concerned to be a winning draw in a rain interrupted match at Bromsgrove Road.

This result helped both Stourbridge 1st XI, who beat Ombersley 2nd XI by six wickets at the War Memorial Ground thanks to a second innings undefeated half century from opening batsman Jujhar Johal (70*) and third placed Old Hill CC 1st XI who posted a comfortable nine wicket victory at Stowe Lane against Colwall CC 1st XI to reduce the gap by four points each to thirty and fifty points respectively.

In other matches, contributions from Tom Underhill (82) in the first innings and Dan Taylor (5-33) in the second helped Astwood Bank 1st XI gain a winning draw at the Memorial Ground against Old Elizabethans 1st XI who finished eight wickets down in the second innings, three runs short of the winning draw total. Brockhampton 1st XI gained a maximum points winning draw against Droitwich Spa 1st XI who finished the second innings nine wickets down, well short of the winning draw target at the Parks and finally Pershore 1st XI seemingly caught the bulk of the heavy showers as their match against Bromyard 1st XI failed to even start.

In Division One leaders Chaddesley Corbett 1st XI beat Oldswinford 1st XI by a seven wicket margin to maintain their seventeen point lead over second placed Worcester Nomads 1st XI who also recorded a win, by three wickets against Kidderminster CC 2nd XI at Chester Road Sports Club. Third placed Barnt Green 2nd XI fell further behind after their match against Coombs Wood 1st XI at Cherry Hill Road was abandoned after twenty five overs of play whilst the weather favoured Lye 1st XI a little as they were able to close the gap in fourth place by recording a convincing nine wicket win against Bewdley 1st XI in another match affected by rain.

Elsewhere in the division, Worcester 1st XI recorded an important maximum pints win against Pedmore 1st XI at Norton Barracks to move them out of the relegation zone and Hagley 1st XI's match against Halesowen 2nd XI at Hagley Park was abandoned mid-way through the first innings which leaves both clubs in mid division just three points apart.

In Division Two Ethan Dallaway (5-33) and Gregg Chinn (77*) helped Bromsgrove 2nd XI to an important win against Astwood Bank 2nd XI at Sambourne Lane as both second placed Himley 2nd XI (who could only muster a losing draw against Alvechurch & Hopwood 1st XI for whom M Hayward, 102 posted a first innings century) and third placed Burghill, Tillington & Weobley 1st XI (who lost to Bartestree & Lugwardine 1st XI by two wickets at Brick House Farm) both stumbled to allow the leaders to open up a twenty point gap at the top which is the biggest lead any team has enjoyed in the division so far this season.

In other matches in the division, Harborne 3rd XI gained a winning draw against Cookley 1st XI in a rain reduced game at the Knotts Ground which helped close the gap in fourth place. T Cox (5-23) took an impressive five wicket haul for Bredon 1st XI who beat Belbroughton 1st XI by nine wickets to keep in touch in sixth and finally Himbleton 1st XI managed to gain an important win against Enville 1st XI which closes the gap to the rest at the foot of the table.

In Division Three Netherton 1st XI continue to dominate the division after bowling out basement side Coombs Wood 2nd XI in just over twenty two second innings overs to grab an unlikely maximum points win with just twenty four overs on offer in the second innings of a rain reduced match at Stewarts Road.

This win opens up what, even at this stage of the season looks like being an unassailable sixty-eight point lead over second placed Stourbridge 2nd XI (who didn’t bowl a ball against Old Vigornians 1st XI) and third placed Feckenham 1st XI, who earned a winning draw against Brockhampton 2nd XI at Mill Lane which helped them leap frog both Avoncroft 1st XI whose match against Old Elizabethans 2nd XI was abandoned after a short amount of play and Barnards Green 2nd XI who did not bowl a ball at Haden Hill against Old Hill 2nd XI.

In the only other match in the division Redditch 2nd XI enjoyed the best of the game against Martley 1st XI to record a maximum point winning draw in a rain effected game at Jewry Field.

Just fifteen points separates the top four teams in Division Four after Saturday's proceedings. Leaders Claverley 1st XI (who beat Romsley & Hunnington 1st XI by seven wickets in a rain affected game) are now just one point ahead of Netherton 2nd XI who managed to close the gap by sealing a maximum points win against Eastnor 1st XI at Highbridge Road thanks to a quickfire second innings century from Noman Waqar (102*).

West Malvern 1st XI sit in close proximity, just three points behind in third place after recording a maximum points win against Chaddesley Corbett 2nd XI at Mahon Court, whilst Lye 2nd XI dropped a little further back in fourth after gaining a maximum points winning draw by just one run against Bromsgrove 3rd XI in a match reduced to forty overs per side at the Hedges Ground.

Elsewhere, Five Ways Old Edwardians 1st XI recorded an eight wicket victory against Stourport-on-Severn 2nd XI at Walshes Meadow to move in to fifth place (just a maximum points win behind the promotion places) and Will Trumper (82*) helped in-form Rushwick 1st XI to a comfortable ten wicket victory at the Alf Tolley Memorial Ground against Worcester 2nd XI who remain bottom and in need of a change in form.