HALESOWEN'S promotion hopes are still very much alive going into the final round of games this weekend.

They face Pershore in a crunch clash at Seth Somers Park on Saturday (noon) knowing a win will see them celebrate going up.

And going into the match they are full of confidence after romping to a comfortable eight-wicket win at Penkridge.

They dismissed the home side for 134 with Dylan Ross-Watt taking 3-39 and an unbroken third wicket stand of 81 between Mohammed Shauib (60 not out) and Jamie Harris (40 not out) eased them to victory.

After three successive defeats, Oswestry returned to form with an 80-run win at Fordhouses and they, now, need one bonus point, from their final match against Wombourne to clinch promotion.

Halesowen will still go up if they are defeated this weekend - providing they secure seven bonus points from the match but a defeat and six bonus points or less will see Pershore take their place.

Captain Richard Brooker said: "Every week we seem to be more galvanised as a side and this weekend will be no different.

"We are all looking forward to welcoming Pershore to Halesowen and to finalising our season with a strong performance.

"We will go through our usual routines this week at training and nothing changes really.

"I have been impressed with how we have recovered the season from a stumbling start and now we have a chance to finish well. It's in our hands to see it through."

Meanwhile, the second team were blighted by the bad weather in their relegation decider against Astwood Bank which resulted in an abandoned game and bar an upset this week in other matches it will mean a relegation to Division 1 of the 2nd XI Comp.

Likewise the third team were abandoned without a ball bowled however the fourth team bowled out Claverley for 127 thanks to Rob Reeves 5-37.