CHADDESLEY Corbett remain top of the Worcestershire League Premier Division after a fourth win in a row, beating Evesham in comprehensive fashion by nine wickets.
Hosts Evesham elected to bat first, but were four wickets down at 12-4 after falling victim to the deadly bowling of Junaid Iqbal (4-24) and Bilal Hassan (3-14).
Shiv Kumar top-scored with 18, as the visitors bowled Evesham all out for 62.
Openers Mohammed Sajid (33) and Waqur Ahmad (29) put together a partnership of 56 prior to the latter’s dismissal – the only Chaddesley Corbett wicket taken during the afternoon.
The visitors achieved victory by the tenth over, but will be in for a tougher test when hosting Stourbridge on Saturday (1pm).
Chaddesley Corbett’s second XI were in equally imperious form, earning their first win of the season after beating Hanley Castle & Upton by eight wickets.
The visitors were bowled out for 96 after 42 overs, with Nick Billinge taking an impressive 5-21.
Opener Anoup Nandra (29, not out) and Chris Mole (36) helped see their side to a comfortable win inside the 16th over.
BARNT Green navigated their way past Knowle & Dorridge in the quarter-final of the Graham Williamson Trophy on Sunday, winning by just two runs.
Batting first, Barnt Green hit 167-7, top scoring through William Baker (48) and Darrel Williams (34, not out), leaving Knowle & Dorridge with an achievable tally from their 40 overs.
Greens did well to take three early wickets, but were put under pressure by Tom Smith’s 64 and Scott Stenning’s 49 totals.
Stenning was caught by Williams at 165-9, with last batsman Mike Brown being bowled in quick succession to send Barnt Green through to the semi-final.
It followed up on their loss to West Bromwich Dartmouth a day earlier in Birmingham & District Premier Division One, where they lost out by 15 runs after a revision of 223 was set, with four overs less to face.
The visitors finished on 224-8 from their 50 overs faced, with Andrew Sutton the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-42.
Barnt Green fell to two early wickets after ten runs, although Dominic Harding’s introduction as fourth batsman took them within reach of West Bromwich’s total – hitting 95 prior to falling as the seventh wicket.
While Sutton added 37 prior to his dismissal, Barnt Green finished on 207-8 after facing their 46 overs.
They next host leaders Berkswell on Saturday (12pm), but hope to cause a shock to earn their first league win of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Green’s second XI beat Bartestree & Lugwardine in Worcestershire County League Division Two by 118 runs.
Batting first, Simon Froggatt (45) and Ed Rhodes (31) hit top scores, as the visitors posted a score of 210-8, while Bartestree & Lugwardine were bowled out for just 92 in 31 and a half overs.
Faraquat Hussain took an impressive 4-13, while Sam Johnstone took 3-20 en route to victory.