WEST Malvern Cricket Club's brilliant start to the season hit new heights last weekend as they pulled off a major upset in round three of the 2022 Voneus Village Cup.

Coming up against the 2020 winners in local neighbours Colwall, a team four leagues higher than them, they did the unthinkable to record a win by 56 runs on what was their first ever appearance in the competition.

Their win sees them reach the regional finals of the competition, where they will face Wormelow Cricket Club for a place in the national round.

The final of the tournament is played at the home of England Cricket, Lord's, so a dream day in the sun remains very much alive for West Malvern.

Colwall won the toss and put their visitors into bat.

Malvern batted well and kept the runs coming before a partnership of 41 by Elliot Bevan (22) and Will Lloyd (31) proved decisive.

Dominic Weston hit a valuable knock of 37 from 34 balls as they made 193/9 from their 40 overs.

A decent total meant Colwall had something to chase and a good start saw them reach 63-2, thanks to Matt Ingram (34) and Ben Cooke (24) but they then managed to add just 73 more runs for eight wickets as Malvern's bowlers took charge,

Rowan Dakin took three wickets as the pick of the attack, with Eddie Hill, Arthur Jones and Elliot Bevan taking two each as Colwall were dismissed for 137.