COLWALL finally clinched promotion to the Worcestershire Cricket League Premier Division with a nervous but decisive five-wicket victory at Pedmore.

Having lost their previous two Division One games to hand the title to rivals Bromyard, Colwall needed to win to clinch second place.

They eventually sealed it in style despite slumping to 51-5 at one stage in reply to 115 all out.

Colwall’s four-man pace attack never let the home side build momentum with Andy Robertson and Luke Dalley bowling tightly and making early inroads.

Dan Newby (4-19) and the returning Michael Gooch swept through the middle order and tail as Pedmore subsided in the 42nd over.

But Colwall openers Ben Cooke and Nick Panniers both fell cheaply after tea.

They were quickly followed by Fergus Cameron, Ben Febery and Nick Brown.

But Robertson, whose all-round contribution has been crucial all season, stayed put.

And with Ben Wheeler smashing 47 not out from 17 balls Colwall cruised home without further alarm in the 23rd over.

At Stowe Lane, Colwall seconds maintained their improved form with a crushing 127-run revenge win over Malvern which pushed them up to seventh in Division Five.

Batting first, Colwall started promisingly through Idriss Mohammed (21) and Matt Morgan (11).

Then half-centuries from Ali Pearce (54), Will Bishop (65) and Peter Recordon (68) put Malvern to the sword.

Chris Kendall (37no) and Steve Coffey (19) kept up the assault for a total of 307-8.

When Eddie Hill (3-56) struck with his first ball after tea the visitors were never really a threat.

White (71) and Louis Hill (40) tried to turn the tide but Morgan (4-39) and Kendall (3-36) ensured the visitors were all out for 180 with nine overs left.

Colwall fourths lost by 75 runs to Brockhampton fourths in Marches League Division Four.

Phil and Barty Hunt dominated the visitors' 206-6 from 40 overs with 66no and 67 respectively while Bruno Recordon took three wickets.

Colwall failed to cope with Sidney Hughes (5-13) as they soon lost six wickets in reply.

Sam Bradley (45) and Ben Recordon (28no) resisted stoutly in a total of 131 all out.