ASHTON-under-Hill secured a welcome Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division One win to push towards the top half of the table.

The hosts amassed 281-6 from 45 overs before restricting basement boys Warwicks County Council Staff to 214-7 for a 67-run triumph.

Skipper Jack Perks scored 98, Ashley Jones 49 and David Wood 43 not out for Ashton.

They encounter stubborn resistance from the visitors in reply with two wickets each for Will Archer, Matt Wakefield and Mitch Berry.

Leaders Elmley Castle were defeated for the first time this season after an eight-game unbeaten run.

Third-placed hosts Tanworth and Camp Hill won by six wickets after scoring 99-4 in 24.4 overs in reply to 94 all out on a day to forget for Castle.

Mid-table Bretforton lost by seven wickets at Lapworth in the Premier Division.

They were bowled out for 111 and Lapworth took 23.3 overs to win with 112-3.

Badsey slipped to a five-wicket loss at Wellesbourne in Division Two after being restricted to 143-7 from 45 overs.

Broadway beat fellow high-fliers Blockley in Division Three by six wickets.

Blockley captain Daniel Knight carried his bat with 129no in the visitors' 226-3 and Simon Vick added 59no.

But Broadway hit back with 229-4 in 39 overs thanks to Jamie Powell (70no), Sam Hopkins (55), Nick Brown (38) and Kevin Holmes (37).

The Lenches were edged out by seven runs at Ebrington.

Tail-ender Harry Foster (46) top scored in Ebrington's 200-9 from 45 overs with 3-13 from Al White and 3-33 from Toby Turner.

The Lenches fell just short on 193-7 despite 64 from Turner and Harry Powell's 44 as Josh Collins claimed 3-31.

Division Four table-toppers Bidford-on-Avon marched on with a 70-run home win over Tanworth and Camp Hill seconds.

Opener Craig Wiggett (61) and Tom Edkins (52no) starred in Bidford's 200-7 before the visitors were kept to 130-9.

Edkins took 4-27 from 10 overs.

Fladbury lost by 62 runs at home to Great Alne after ending on 128-7 in reply to 190-7.

Opener David Prudden scored 62no and Richard Sheppard claimed 4-43 but it was not enough.