REDDITCH remain top of the Worcestershire County League Premier Division after an away win at Bewdley by three wickets.

Astwood Bank lie second, Dan Thomas (4-13) set up a comfortable victory at bottom of the table Feckenham.

Old Hill made the short trip to the War Memorial Ground and beat Stourbridge, Navdeep Poonia scored 93 not out for the visitors.

Chaddesley Corbett returned to winning ways with a 23 run victory at Stourport, opener Mohammed Sajid smashed 137 for the visitors.

Old Elizabethans had a comfortable win against visiting Evesham and Worcester stayed in touch by beating Pershore.

In division one, Colwall made the difficult trip to Oldswinford and came away with a seven wicket victory to keep them at the summit eleven points clear of Hagley, who had captain Michael Stead (74*) and three second innings wickets to thank for their 54 run win at Droitwich.

In other matches Coombs Wood jumped to third after Ollie Moseley took 5-25 to set up a five wicket victory at Pedmore.

Zaeed Saeed took 7-19 for Bromyard as they beat Cookley to stay fourth and Belbroughton and Worcester Nomads secured victories against Burghill and Bredon respectively.

In division two the top two both posted victories as Ombersley beat Halesowen by nine wickets home and in form Nadeem Hussain enjoyed a day to remember as he scored 151 and took 4-33 for Lye who beat a spirited Enville by 40 runs.

Sam Johnstone took 4-22 to set up a six wicket victory for Barnt Green against Bromsgrove.

Tom Austwick (74) inspired Brockhampton to a four wicket win at Astwood Bank.

Hassan Ahmed took 6-46 in the first innings for Himley but his efforts could not stop Himbleton winning and moving in to a season high fifth.

Kidderminster's trip to Bartestree was worthwhile as they secured a forty two run win on the road.

In division three Old Vigornians ended Martley's excellent run as they won a tight match at the Kings School by two wickets.

This defeat helped Netherton to grab top spot following their annihilation of Barnards Green at North End Lane.

Troy Lee scored a first innings (103) before Dominic Priest (5-63) and Wasim Ahmed (4-6) shared nine second innings between them to secure victory by over two hundred runs.

Luke Allen took 4-12 in the first innings as Old Elizabethans won at Avoncroft, a win that moves the Worcester men into a season high second place and the one time table toppers down to eighth.

Redditch beat Stourbridge at home to move into fourth, Simon Dorrell (4-9) and Matthew Walters (4-19) set up a nine wicket victory for Kempsey who move in to fifth after beating basement side Pershore comfortably and Rushwick slipped into the relegation zone as they lost at Old Hill by seven wickets.

In division four the match of the day was played out at Alvechurch where last week's third placed team took on fourth placed Worcester in what must have proved to be an enthralling game which ended in a scores equal draw.

The home team posted a very competitive 253-9 in the first innings thanks to Nick Jones (75) but Faisal Khalid (71) ensured the determined visitors chased the total well and ended the match on the same score eight wickets down to share the spoils.

However, this did not affect things at the summit as leaders Harborne made the long trip to Eastnor and came away with a comfortable win thanks to Arshad Siddiq (76) in the first innings and 4-15 from Zahir Zirab in the second.

Gavin Bryan's 55 not out in the second innings guided second placed Stourport to a three wicket win at Astwood Bank who remain in the bottom two.

Andrew Bryan scored a first innings (93*) for Coombs Wood to set a challenging total for visitors Bewdley to chase which they did for the loss of five wickets thanks to half centuries from Robin Drake (59) and Paul Beard (51), a win that puts them one point clear of Worcester in fourth.

In other matches, Chris Burford took a first innings 6-10 for Bromsgrove in their victory at Halesowen who remain winless at the bottom of the table and Usmaan Mahmood (75) led the improving Five Ways Old Edwardians to a sixty run victory against lowly Romsley & Hunnington.

Lye stayed at the summit of division five following a comprehensive victory against Colwall which helped them move sixteen points clear of second placed West Malvern who were undone at Netherton, who moved in to third place thanks to a fine first innings century from Taimur Ali (106) and 4-28 from Arslan Iqbal in the second.

Chaddesley Corbett had Holden Whittaker (86*) to thank as his second innings effort was enough to guide the home team in to fourth position after clinching what proved to be a tight win by two wickets against visiting Worcester Nomads at Longmore.

Claverley slipped to fifth as they lost at home by five wickets to Droitwich Spa.

Malvern stay in mid-division after suffering a heavy defeat against Hagley at Hagley Park where Maroof Khan scored 108 for the home side in the first innings.

In the other match in the division Hanley Castle & Upton posted a first innings score of 359 thanks to Alex Woods (114) and Grant Mathews (75) which secured the win against basement side Feckenham.