BRETFORTON slipped closer to the Cotswold Hills Cricket League Premier Division relegation zone after a home loss to leaders Exhall and Wixford.

The fourth-from-bottom hosts were skittled for 88 in 28.5 overs as Tom Richardson took 5-36 and Barry Weston 3-12.

Paul Jones scored 25 middle-order runs before opener Craig Atherton's 42 guided the visitors to a winning 86-5 in 22.3 overs.

The result leaves Bret 23 points off the drop zone.

Elmley Castle are 33 points clear at the top of Division One after a 119-run win at bottom-of-the-table Warwicks County Council Staff.

Castle amassed 267-6 from 40 overs with the top three of Steve Webb (58), Simon Corbett (33) and Neil Cooper (74) starring.

The council fell well short on 148-4 against tight bowling with Liam Webb taking 2-34.

Fourth-from-bottom Ashton-under-Hill gained a valuable 86-run home victory over third-placed Tanworth and Camp Hill.

Skipper Jack Perks (59) top scored in Ashton's 190-9 before the visitors crumbled to 104 all out in 33.3 overs.

Simon Fell claimed 5-18 and Sam Cope 3-31.

Fourth-placed Badsey beat lowly Woodbourne by four wickets in Division Two.

After the visitors set 183-8, ten-man Badsey were given a rain-revised target and got home on 170-6.

Marcus Humpston scored 43, captain Michael Powell 40 and opener Dan Andrew 28.

Broadway skittled mid-table rivals Ebrington for 39 to win by nine wickets in Division Three.

Jamie Powell (6-17) and Carlo Carenza (3-7) ripped through Ebrington with only skipper Josh Collins (13) getting into double figures.

Broadway won in just 5.3 overs with 40-1.

The Lenches lost at fellow strugglers Shipton-on-Stour seconds by eight wickets.

It was thanks to captain David Turner (42 not out) that The Lenches got as far as 126 all out.

Matt Pratt took 4-34 and then the skipper hit 60no in the winning reply of 127-2 from 44.4 overs with opener Conor Murphy adding 44no.

Bidford-on-Avon dropped off the top of Division Four despite a low-scoring 14-run home win over Leek Wootton seconds when Tom Nash took 5-20.

Fladbury beat Rowington seconds by 43 runs with David Prudden hitting 104 but they remain in the drop zone.