ENVILLE paid for a shoddy fielding performance and lower order collapse as Harborne took the points.

The visitors won the toss and expecting the weather to intervene, decided to bowl.

It was a decision which paid early dividends as Enville were reduced to 13-2 but Rob Miller batted fluently on a pitch which offered spin as he eased his way to a run-a-ball 58, adding 104 for the third wicket with Matt Branch.

Branch (60) added a further 50 with Jay Willis (20) but his departure saw seven wickets fall for 27 runs and Enville bowled out for 194.

Harborne started their reply tentatively and if the hosts had taken their chances in the field, the visitors would have been under pressure.

But poor fielding, bowling and dropped catches cost dearly as Harborne took a three wicket win with nine balls to spare. Enville remain fifth in the table.

Enville seconds recorded a tense one wicket win over Malvern. Enville won the toss and bowled first, with Nick Gordon and Olly Willcox producing excellent opening spells. Gordon claimed four wickets and Willcox 1-36 off 17 straight overs, while a wicket each for Paul Moran and Matt Fradgley reduced the home team to 92-8, only for good fortune and some questionable umpiring to help them recover to finish on 155-8 off 50 overs.

The Enville chase began under heavy clouds and with the score on 19-1 after three overs, the rain came down.

Upon resumption, Enville had only 40 overs to reach their target but the innings was anchored by Mark Goodman, who played well for his 47 and was supported by useful contributions from Mat Grainger and Trevor Spears (23 each).

Once Goodman fell with 26 still needed the lower order made hard work of the total before Paul Moran hit the winning boundary with just 3 balls remaining. The win keeps Enville firmly in the hunt for promotion as the business end of the season approaches.