Old Hill failed to make the most of the weather as they lost by five wickets at Dorridge.

After a campaign which has so far been blighted by the poor conditions, Old Hill played their first uninterrupted game but found themselves on the losing side.

Batting first after losing the toss, the visitors lost skipper Dan Cox early on but fought back, as Nitesh Patel hit 67 and Dmitri Ratnayake an unbeaten 65.

Ian Walker also compiled 37 in a final total of 215-3 from 55 overs.

Mattheus Treuberg (2-46) and Nigel Davenport (3-61) then picked up the early wickets of Jonathan Webb and David Ball as Dorridge began their reply.

But their success was shortlived as the hosts fought back. Valeed Butt hit 42 before Tariq Mohammed took over the initiative, scoring 75 as Dorridge won the game with three overs to spare.

Old Hill are ninth in Birmingham League Division One ahead of league leaders Wombourne’s visit on Saturday.

The seconds had to settle for a losing draw against their Dorridge counterparts.

Skipper Mo Javaid won the toss and chose to field but the visitors exploited the conditions, racking up 288-6 in 50 overs.

Old Hill’s young players fought hard in reply, with Alex Hills (59) and Hamza Ahmed (57 not out) both scoring half-centuries.

But they could not keep up with the rate and finished on 188-4 from 50 overs.

Old Hill thirds fared better as they claimed a five-wicket win at Martley.

Omar Lewis snared five victims as the hosts, batting first, were dismissed for 132 in 46.1 overs.

The visitors lost George Derham early in the reply but Reece Shilvock (42) played well to move the score along before Iffikar Ali and Mitchel Jeffery saw Old Hill over the line.

Some lower-order hitting from John Preece helped the fourths record a 77-run victory over their Martley opponents.

Preece hit an unbeaten 44 as Old Hill recovered from a slow start to post 157-8 from 45 overs.

He then took 3-12 as the visitors were dismissed for just 80 in their reply. Nathan Jones also claimed three wickets, while Lewis Javaid got two.

Coombs Wood claimed a losing draw away to Redditch in Worcester League Division one. Chasing a total of 284 in good batting conditions, Coombs Wood replied by making 269-6.

Dan Jones was very impressive, finishing unbeaten on 106. He was supported well by Mike Langford (50) and Sam Purruza (40).

The seconds had a fantastic win against Belbroughton as they chased down 359 with a ball and wicket to spare. Saul Wallis made a fantastic ton and Mosin Khan (72) and David Moorcroft (60) also made significant contributions.