Old Hill got their promotion push back on track with a 72 run win at Kenilworth Wardens.

The result saw Nathan Round’s side jump up to second in the table as the season hit the halfway stage.

The game was played out on a difficult and well-worn pitch but having chosen to bat first, Old Hill openers Mike Hingley (46) and Danny Cox (56) managed to put together a century opening partnership before being parted with the score on 108.

Cameo knocks from Nitesh Patel (34) and Nigel Davenport (25) helped the visitors to a decent total of 195-6 off their 55 overs.

In reply, the home side got off to the worst possible start as Zafran Ali trapped Bell leg before off the first ball of the innings.

From then on it was always an uphill struggle for the Wardens as Old Hill’s attack gave them no respite.

Pick of the visiting bowlers was Nigel Davenport with 5-31 closely followed by Sharkey Hussain (3-42).

The second XI grabbed a thrilling 19 run win at home to Shrewsbury.

Having been put in to bat, they initially found the going tough before Carl Whyte (18) and Chris Round (49) steadied the ship.

Jared Daniels (31), Dan Jones (24) and Dan Brosnan (17) tried to push on as the hosts were eventually bowled out for 193 in 47.3 overs.

But in reply, Shrewsbury also found it difficult to score quickly as they were held in check by some tight bowling from the excellent Connor Smith (4-35), Jared Daniels (2-54) and captain Mo Javaid (2-12).

Old Hill eventually took the final wicket in the 49th over.

The thirds enjoyed a resounding derby triumph as they beat Halesowen by 96 runs at Wassell Grove.

Old Hill batted first and amassed a huge total of 242-8 off their 50 overs with young Hamza Ahmed (42), Ravi Nagra (57), Winston Lewis (44) and Captain Maurice Whyte (34) leading the way.

In reply, the visitors were never in the hunt for victory as the hosts’ bowlers held them in a vice-like grip.

They were eventually bowled out for 146 in the 49th over. Best bowlers for Old Hill were Mitch Jeffery (3-23), and Winston Lewis (3-29).

The fourth XI duly made it a derby double - though they were pushed much closer by their Halesowen counterparts at Earls.

Having invited the hosts to bat first, Old Hill proceeded to bowl Halesowen out for 167 in 41 overs with Danny Clayes (4-45) and Izzy Khan (3-36) the best bowlers.

Old Hill’s reply got off to a cracking start as Jon Baig Jnr scored 81 runs off 38 balls, before a massive collapse left the visitors still needing 20 runs to win with just two wickets remaining.

However, some sensible batting under pressure from Clayes helped Old Hill across the line as they won the game with 18 overs left to record their fourth consecutive victory.