LEE Nightingale scored 99 as Oldswinford recorded a mammoth 143-run win against Coombs Wood.

The Abermarle Road outfit had to recover from a disastrous start when they slumped to 19-4.

But Nightingale’s knock lead the fightback thanks to his partnership with Edward Atkins (49). Some big hitting from Saqib Ali (79 not out) then helped the hosts finish on 304-6.

It was a score Coombs Wood never looked like closing down as they bowled out for 164. Matt Sidaway took 4-36 while Rhys Williams finished with figures of 3-32.

Fourteen-year-olds Tom Hayward and Dominic Hipkiss helped the seconds to victory against their Coombs Wood counterparts.

Hayward and Hipkiss took 5-36 and 2-15 respectively to skittle Wood for 165.

Wayne Brigdale then scored 56 in Oldswinford’s successful chase.

Pedmore’s recent good run came to an end with a nine-wicket defeat at league leaders Pershore.

The visitors were put into bat and had a disastrous time, slumping to 9-3 with Danny McDonnell and Daniel Cooper both failing to get off the mark.

James Burgoryne added steely resistance with a knock of 65 but he was one of only three players to reach double figures as Pedmore were dismissed for just 154 in 47 overs.

The hosts reached the target with the loss of only Michael Faraday (45).

At the other end of the table, Hagley edged out of the relegation zone despite a 37-run defeat at home to Worcester Nomads.

After the visitors won the toss and chose to bat, Amjad Ali gave the hosts an early breakthrough when he bowled Guy Davies with the score on 12.

Angus Robson (50) was proving a tough nut to crack at the other end, but Hagley kept picking up regular wickets with John Porter trapping Alex Milton leg before and Craig Bray (4-44) causing plenty of problems as Nomads were 147-7 and looked like being restricted to a below par target. But Steve Bowman was unbeaten 58 to lift them to 223-9.

Hagley lost Joe Lennon (8) early in their reply but recovered and looked well set at 126-2 thanks to Andrew Lee (64) and Simon James (27).

However, the combination of William O’Driscoll and Christian Elmsden spark a collapse, as Hagley lost eight wickets for 60 runs.