BROMYARD gained a much-needed Worcestershire League Division Two victory by 22 runs on a rain-hit day at Bredon.

After three successive league defeats Bromyard were well placed at 107-2 after 27 overs when the rain that affected many games across the county set in for around two hours.

When it finally relented and the square had dried sufficiently, Bromyard were left with another eight overs to bat and finished on 173-7 from 35 with Zahid Saeed making 60 and Edd Oliver 34. After some work on the calculator Bredon were set 142 to win from 20 overs but Josh van Rensburg struck two important blows early on.

With Bromyard bowling well and eight catch opportunities all held, including four for young wicketkeeper Rob Willis, Bredon could only score 119-9.

Van Rensburg returned at the close to finish with 4-17 from four overs.

Bromyard remain fourth in the table and host second-placed Belbroughton at Flaggoners Green on Saturday.