BRETFORTON can look forward to another season in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League Premier Division after winning their penultimate 2019 game at mid-table Kineton.

Third-from-bottom Bret scored 199-9 from 45 overs with James Icke getting 73.

They then bowled the hosts out for 146 to secure a 53-run victory with Steve Edghill claiming 7-26.

Elmley Castle will join Bret in the top flight but suffered only their third defeat of the Division One campaign.

Second-placed Leek Wootton moved 34 points behind the leaders with a seven-wicket success.

Castle slumped to 94 all out with captain Simon Cooper (40) top scoring and Leek won in 31 overs with 98-3.

Second-from-bottom Ashton-under-Hill lost at home to Rowington by six wickets.

Will Archer scored 43 in Ashton's 159 all out with the visitors getting home in 39.3 overs with 162-4.

Struggling Badsey lost at second-placed Adlestrop in Division Two.

Ten-man Badsey were bowled out for 43 in reply to 224-7.

Sam Rawlings scored 100 not out and Sam Keen 45 for the Cotswold side.

Graham Bartlett (4-25) and Keen's three-wicket maiden over accounted for Badsey.

The Lenches boosted their fight against relegation from Division Three with victory at high-flying Broadway.

The hosts were bowled out for 176 with Al White's 85no leading The Lenches to a winning 182-9 in 43 overs.

Division Four champions Bidford-on-Avon saw off basement boys Stratford Bards by 25 runs.

Keiran Downey scored 62 and skipper Simon Rouse 60 in Bidford's 179 all out.

Dan Chaundy then took 4-29 and Craig Wiggett 3-28 to dismiss Bards for 154 in 42.5 overs.

Fladbury are safe from the drop following a 61-run triumph over Tanworth and Camp Hill seconds.

Ryan Dixon blasted 120no and Ben Goldby 53 as Fladbury amassed 260-3 in 40 overs.

Richard Sheppard claimed 4-23 with the ball as the visitors finished on 199-9.