Old Hill’s hopes of promotion to Birmingham League Division One are still alive - but they need some favours.

Last Saturday’s resounding eight wicket victory over Wombourne leaves the Haden Hill side third in Division One but 27 points behind Brockhampton with two games to go.

To get promoted, Nathan Round’s side will likely need to win their remaining two games and hope either Brockhampton or leaders Berkswell slip up.

The Wombourne win was Old Hill’s second in a row and featured an unbeaten 146 from the skipper off just 132 balls, as his side chased down the visitors total of 233-7.

Nitesh Patel was also unbeaten on 39, while Nigel Davenport earlier took 2-50 to restrict Wombourne.

Old Hill seconds visited Sandwell Park for their game against West Bromwich Dartmouth and having won the toss invited the hosts to bat first.

The Dartmouth batsmen were soon in trouble thanks to a brilliant opening spell of bowling by Old Hill’s Connor Smith who took five wickets in his first seven overs as the home side were restricted to 177-9. Ollie Moseley took 3-10.

In reply, the visitors innings was opened by Joe Thorn (17) and Shezad Aslam and they soon had the scoreboard ticking over before being parted on 48.

Hamza Ahmed then joined Aslam and they both batted very well together before Shezad (90) was out just short of his century, which left Ahmed (59 not out) to see Old Hill home with 18 overs to spare.