OPENER Andy Cullen scored a superb 134 as Malvern came away with a Worcestershire League Division Three winning draw from Romsley and Hunnington.

Batting first, the town quickly lost Rhys Humm and David Cox but Cullen and Anthony Arnold (41) put together a fine third-wicket partnership.

Cullen batted imperiously with an array of delightful strokes and reached his second consecutive hundred of the season with 24 boundaries until he was finally out.

Richard Cullen impressed in his new middle-order role with 35 not out and Rob Perrins made a quickfire 18no for 251-6 from 50 overs.

Romsley made a solid start with two useful half-centuries from batsmen but Malvern were always in control and bagged regular wickets throughout.

The hosts finished on 202-6 with Alistair Hall (3-12) Malvern’s best bowler, while Stephen Lake and Perrins were also among the wickets.

Malvern seconds won by seven wickets at home to Romsley thanks to Chris Bridges (65no), Dan Besgrove (34no and 3-30) and Chay Ankers (3-56).

  • PROMOTED Ledbury seconds continued their good Marches League Division Three start with a hardfought four-wicket victory at Luctonians.

The hosts batted first for 191 all out on a wicket with variable bounce as Simon Ritchie (3-37) was the pick of the bowlers.

Skipper Karl Foskett (4-62) and Josh Evans (2-24) provided support along with smart catching.

In reply, Ledbury were soon in trouble and only Nick Gibbons (31) found the measure of the bowling and the erratic pitch.

When the fifth wicket fell on 55, victory seemed a dream but Steve Burgess (68) and Stuart Evans used all of their experience to drag them back into the contest.

The sixth-wicket pair added 100 runs before Evans (31no) and the aggressive Jamie Turner (20no) saw Ledbury home on 194-6 with three overs remaining.