BRETFORTON finished the Cotswold Hills Cricket League season in winning style.

The third-from-bottom villagers beat second-placed visitors Lapworth by 72 runs in the Premier Division.

Ashley Icke hit 99 not out in Bret’s 232-9 from 45 overs before the visitors were bowled out for 160 with Anthony Pratley taking 3-26 and Steve Edghill 3-41.

Division One champions Elmley Castle saw off Tanworth and Camp Hill by two wickets.

Tom Attwood claimed 3-20 and Will Bailey 3-26 as Tanworth were skittled for 113.

But it was not plain sailing in Castle’s winning reply of 116-8 in 34.1 overs with Jack Richardson (40) top scoring.

Ashton-under-Hill dodged the drop with a 35-run success at basement side Warwicks County Council Staff.

They were indebted to Simon Fell’s 7-39 from 9.4 overs as the hosts were bowled out for 147 in reply to 182-8.

Tom Watling (35) top scored for Ashton.

Badsey were relegated from Division Two following a four-run home loss to Wellesbourne seconds.

Marcus Humpston (3-24) helped bowl the visitors out for 91 but then Badsey could only muster 87 in reply.

The Lenches stayed up in Division Three thanks to a six-wicket home win over Ebrington who were dismissed for 111.

Steve McNally took 5-11 and Ben Selby scored 78.

Meanwhile, Pershore got 16 points from a Worcestershire League Premier Division winning draw at Old Hill who held on with 114-9 in reply to 159-9.

Stephen Miles took 6-19 from 12 overs for Pershore after Chris Miles (35) top scored.

Stourbridge continue to lead the table by seven points after a four-wicket win at relegated Evesham who were bowled out for 148.

Bredon were relegated from Division One after fellow strugglers Droitwich Spa secured a precious maximum-point win over them.

Spa won by one wicket after getting 174-9 in reply to 173-6.

Kevin Hall scored 47 for Bredon and Martin Hill took 4-40.

Evesham host Worcester on Saturday, Pershore visit Redditch and Bredon entertain Pedmore.