ELMLEY Castle soared to a four-wicket home win on a rain-hit day when many games were abandoned.

The Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division One leaders extended their advantage at the top to 47 points after reaching a revised target due to showers.

Visitors FISSC opened with 150 all out from 30.1 overs with Simon Cooper taking 3-17, Will Bailey 2-34 and Tom Attwood 2-45.

Castle only needed 138-6 in reply from 30.1 overs to secure victory over their third-from-bottom opponents.

Openers Steve Webb (17) and Simon Corbett (16) were the only top-five batsmen to make starts.

It was left to the middle order of Cooper (43 not out), Gareth Howman (19) and Bailey (10no) to lead Castle home.

In a match reduced to 35 overs per side, lowly The Lenches lost by five wickets at home to third-placed Mickleton in Division Three.

Opener Toby Turner and skipper David Turner both scored 22 in The Lenches' 94 all out in 27.1 overs.

Jac Johnson Fisher took 3-11 from six overs and James Morrey 3-31 from eight.

Mickleton openers Morrey (25) and Matt Spencer (30) provided a solid base before their team struggled over the line with 95-5 from 16.5 overs.

Toby Turner gave them problems with 4-3 from 3.5 overs.

Bottom-of-the-table Ashton-under-Hill seconds beat Alcester and Ragley seconds by 23 runs in Division Five.

The home side scored 182-7 from 34 overs with Tom Watling (56) and captain Tom Miles (48) starring.

Alcester replied with 159 all out from 34 overs as Daniel Garland claimed 2-28, Sam Cope 2-35, Matt Cope 2-24 and Peter Andrews 2-25.

Struggling Inkberrow lost by 21 runs at Coventry Blues after being restricted to 120-9 from 25 overs.

Ed Alderman (28) top scored in reply to Blues' 141-7 from 25 overs as the rain again played a role.

Bretforton seconds beat The Lenches seconds by nine wickets in Division Seven.

The Lenches were skittled for 24 in 18.4 overs as Jake Keyte took 3-10.