DUMBLETON and Alcester and Ragley returned to form in the Worcestershire Cricket Board Indoor League East Division.

Prince Henry’s (106-4) lost to Alcester and Ragley (108-2) with an over remaining.

The students’ steady start was halted with Patrick Atkins (11) run out in the fifth over.

Robbie Hardwick batted well but the run-rate was slow, scraping 50 at halfway.

In the seventh over two more wickets fell with Oli Timperley (12) also run out and Luke Atkins stumped first ball.

With Hardwick’s return after retirement in the 11th, a final flurry took the score past 100 with Hardwick finishing unbeaten on 37 and wides contributing 20.

Alcester and Ragley took no risks and at halfway matched Prince Henry’s tally, losing one wicket in the first over.

With the change bowlers, the tempo increased and although Darren Turner was stumped off Toby Turner Alcester completed the task with an over and wickets to spare.

Mike Coombs (25no) top scored from the bat but there were 36 wides.

Dumbleton (134-2) beat Childswickham (59 all out) by 75 runs.

After six overs Dumbleton had accumulated only 50-1 but the second half of the innings added 84 for the loss of only Wade Ridsdale (19) caught and bowled by Rhys John.

Matt Nicholson (28no) was replaced by Adam Stuart (22no) and Ed Bragg with a lightning 25.

The new ball played a part as Childswickham conceded 29 in wides.

In their reply, Nick Bateman smacked 16 from the first over.

But by the end of the seventh over only a further 16 were added and the result was beyond doubt despite 24 in wides.