STOURBRIDGE stayed top of the Worcestershire County League in a weekend hit hard by bad weather.

Just 11 of the scheduled 36 matches in the top six divisions produced a positive result after rain set in on Saturday.

Premier Division leaders Stourbridge remain at the summit despite losing to visiting Chaddesley Corbett in a match that was reduced to 22 overs per side.

Chaddesley batted first and M Sajid (60) helped the visitors to post 188-8 which was too for the hosts to chase.

The win helped fourth placed Chaddesley close the gap to the top two, Astwood Bank in third beat Evesham by four wickets in another reduced overs match which means the top four are now separated by just 21 points with six matches to play.

Bewdley climbed in to fifth place as Simon Mauger (86) and Robbie Combes (70) steered them to a comfortable victory in another rain reduced match against Worcester.

Zain Shahid (63) led Old Hill to a much needed victory in a match reduced to twenty overs per side at Feckenham.

In division one, leaders Colwall dodged the rain to seal a comfortable nine wicket victory against bottom side Bredon.

The only other match to survive saw Burghill, Tillington & Weobley climb to fifth after beating Cookley by seven wickets.

The match between basement side Bartestree & Lugwardine and Astwood Bank was the only survivor in division two.

Astwood Bank fought hard for a two wicket victory to leapfrog both Brockhampton and Enville.

Just one fixture produced a result in division three where Old Elizabethans scored 197 without loss in 20 overs.

Will French smashed 127 and James Allen hit 48 before taking centre stage with the ball to register 4-9 as Pershore were reduced to 130-9 in their 20 overs.

Netherton are 47 points clear of the chasing pack which includes Redditch, Old Vigornians, Old Hill, Barnards Green, Kempsey, Martley and Old Elizabethans who are all separated by just twenty eight points with seven matches to go.

In division four again just one match survived the weather, Bewdley made the trip to Eastnor and were asked to field first as Eastnor won the toss and ended up posting what they would surely have felt was a match winning score of 264-8.

However, the visitors had other ideas and chased the total valiantly right to the very last ball as they also ended on (264-8) in their innings which meant the points were shared in an excellent tied game that could have gone either way.

All other matches fell foul to the weather which leaves Harborne and Worcester in the promotion places twenty five points clear of the chasing pack led by Stourport and then Alvechurch and Bewdley who are a little further back.

In division five three matches reached conclusion, second placed Chaddesley and third placed West Malvern will be feeling frustrated as they both missed the opportunity to close the gap on leaders Lye (who were abandoned at Claverley).

Chaddesley lost by five wickets to Colwall at Longmore and the same margin of defeat was suffered by third placed West Malvern who made the short trip to the Glebe to face Hanley Castle & Upton, Tony Hutchings took (4-9) in the first innings for the home side.