ALCESTER regained top spot in Midlands League Division Four West South after crushing bottom side Keresley 59-5.

Two tries in the first five minutes set the tone as fly half Max Biltcliffe and winger Lewis Walker finished off flowing moves to put Alcester 12-0 ahead.

Despite their lowly position, Coventry club Keresley began to find a way back into the game and put Alcester's pack to the test.

For a 20 minute period, the game proved an even battle until Alcester centre Jamie Harland sprinted clear to score a third try which Biltcliffe converted.

The second half was a different story as Alcester cruised to their biggest away win of the season by running in six more tries.

Winger Tom Goddard began the rout before Biltcliffe secured his second try.

Skipper Jack Green enhanced his claim to be the leading try scorer with two more while scrum half Robbie Parker and replacement hooker Anthony Cauvin, who got himself on the back of a driving maul, completed the spree.

Biltcliffe, who is having a battle with teenager Josh O'Connor for the number 10 shirt, completed the game with a personal total of 24 points.

Alcester continue their title charge this Saturday when they travel to third from bottom Pershore.

In the meantime they will be hoping local rivals Redditch and Kings Norton can do them a favour.

Kings Norton entertain second placed Bromyard while Redditch play hosts to third in the table Stoke Old Boys with just six points separating the the three sides.

Alcester Second XV were left without a game after proposed opponents Kidderminster Carolians pulled out of the fixture.

The Colts underlined their improvement when they lost 29-7 to Bromsgrove having gone down 51-5 earlier in the season.

Oscar Holland obtained Alcester's only try which was converted by Harry Adams.

  • AMBITIOUS Alcester Rugby Club are calling on all their former players and members to come and support them at their 'Legends Day' which takes place on Saturday, April 1st.

The event coincides with their Midlands League Division Four South West game against local rivals Redditch.

Members of Alcester's 'Three Pints Club' will be running the event where proceeds raised will go towards the Injured Player Fund.

Food will be served from 1pm and anyone wishing to book their place should contact Andy Flynn on 07923 436184 or at