REDDITCH moved to the top of Worcestershire County Premier League with a win over basement club Feckenham.

Bowlers Waqas Ali (6-35) and Ghulam Moyhuddin (4-35) did the damage to secure an 80 run victory to unseat Chaddesley Corbett from top spot after their defeat to Astwood Bank whose innings featured 87 from Rob West.

Pershore beat Bewdley by 58 and Stourbridge now lie fifth just six points behind Astwood Bank after seeing off Worcester by nine wickets at the Memorial Ground.

Old Hill blew away Old Elizabethans for just 75 as Naqaash Tahir took his wickets tally to 34 in six matches with 7 for 36.

Ryan Derrick produced an excellent all round performance (5-35 and 58*) to guide Stourport to victory over visitors Evesham at Walshes Meadow.

Leaders Colwall and second-placed Hagley both won again in Division One which has opened a twenty three point gap between the rest.

Luke Dalley (6-11) brushed aside Bromyard to ensure Colwall an easy victory and Hagley secured a tight two wicket victory against Worcester Nomads.

Pedmore travelled to Droitwich and won by seven wickets to move in to fourth place, Burghill are a point behind after beating Oldswinford.

Jamie Brighton (89) and Danny Soley (5-26) helped Cookley to victory against visitors Bredon and Coombs Wood beat Belbroughton by four wickets at Hackmans Gate Lane.

In division two a century from Nadeem Hussain helped Lye stay top with a winning draw at home against Halesowen.

Ombersley made good use of 76 not out from Sam Oakley to secure a a five wicket victory against Bromsgrove.

Elsewhere, Astwood Bank slipped to third as they chased down fifth-placed Barnt Green's impressive 254-4 to win by three wickets.

Kidderminster are mid-table despite losing by nine wickets to Himbleton who now sit just two points behind them, Himley beat Enville by three wickets.

Ryan Trattell posted 102 and Marcus Ashcroft returned second innings figures of 5-15 to help Bartestree secure their first win of the season against Brockhampton.

In division three the match between the top two Netherton and Avoncroft didn’t disappoint as they demonstrated how close this division is and will be for the rest of the season as their match finished in a tie when home paceman Paul Athey bowled Netherton captain Danny Lowe with the scores level and the unlucky Simon Oseland left undefeated on 75 at the other end.

Both teams remain one and two with Old Elizabethans just four points behind in third following their four wicket victory at Old Hill.

Martley are fourth after pulling off the run chase of the day at Redditch Entaco. After the home team had posted a first innings 276-6, visiting batsmen James Ganderton (109), Alexander Basford (75) and D Mayfield (50) all batted excellently to steer the villagers to a well-earned five wicket win.

Elsewhere, Rushwick continued their up and down season as they lost at home to Kempsey by two wickets, a win that takes them to fifth.

Old Vigornians batsmen Osman Fiaz (90*) and Chris Drew (61*) guided them to an eight wicket victory against Barnards Green and Todd Charlton (76) led Pershore to their first win of the season against Stourbridge by five wickets.

In division four Harborne continue to look the team to topple as they destroyed Halesowen by over two hundred runs at the Earls High School, a win that takes them twenty one points clear of second placed Stourport who beat Romsley & Hunnington by ten wickets away from home.

Alvechurch are now third following a maximum point winning draw against Five Ways OEs, Worcester, who it seems are beginning to find their feet in this division, climb to fourth after Luke Roberts (69) and Harry Clark (58) helped them amass just over three hundred in the first innings against Bewdley.

Shaun D'Oliveira took over in the second by taking (7-15) to ensure victory by a large margin.

Coombs Wood welcomed visitors Bromsgrove to their ground and won a tight match by one wicket despite the best efforts of Tom Downing who scored an impressive first innings (76) for the visitors and Eastnor beat Astwood Bank by three wickets to move into mid-division.

Lye remain at the summit in division five despite having to settle for a losing draw in a high scoring match against Chaddesley.

Chaddesley set the tone by compiling 311-5 in the first thanks to half centuries from Zakria Mukhtar (88), Holden Whittaker (85) and Arslan Mehmood (57) a score which proved to be twenty runs too many as the leaders closed on 291-9 in reply with half centuries from Abid Cheema (68), Mohammed Ishtiaq (58) and Rizwan Hussain (53).

This result helped second-placed Claverley close the gap to three points even though they had to settle for a maximum points winning draw against Feckenham.

West Malvern are a further three points behind in third place as they comprehensively beat Malvern at the Ramblers Ground by six wickets thanks to good from Dan Walker (4-18) in the first innings and Will Lloyd (68) in the second.

Netherton are just one point behind in fourth as Hammaad Tariq took 4-22 in the second innings to bowl out opponents Droitwich and secure victory in a tight game by sixteen runs which in turn means that the top four teams are separated by just seven points.

In other matches, Roger Dixon scored a second innings half century (54) to help Worcester Nomads to a victory away at Hagley and Tristan Robinson (89*) and Todd Mathews (72) eased Hanley Castle & Upton to victory as they chased down Colwalls first innings (206-9) for the loss of just two wickets and jump to equal fifth with Chaddesley.