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Lapworth have eyes on top two finish

Offchurch Lapworth will be hoping to hold onto their second placed position in Division One of the Cotswold Hills League when they travel to Stockton tomorrow

Offchurch Lapworth will be hoping to hold onto their second placed position in Division One of the Cotswold Hills League when they travel to Stockton tomorrow.

The ever-improving side have just three games remaining and will need to hold their nerve if they are to gain promotion to the top flight.

Lapworth stormed to success with a five-wicket win over Bronze last week with Steve Marillier hitting 74 as the hosts reached 173-5 in response to Bronze's 172-6.

Sadly for Solihull Blossomfield's, their title charge has ended after two disappointing defeats in the Premier Division.

Back-to-back defeats at Fillongley and Kenilworth left the Wardens' side nervously looking over their shoulder as the teams below them could drag Bloss into a relegation dogfight.

Meanwhile in Division Two, Marston Green drop to the foot of the table after two defeats in three days.

Massey Ferguson smashed 211-5 but the basement boys' reply of 205 fell just short.

Then to rub salt into the wound, a seven-wicket loss against fellow strugglers Attleborough saw them drop to the bottom for the first time this year.

They must start winning if they are to retain their place in Division Two. Tomorrow Coventry Sphinx visit the North Solihull side.

The final games take place in Division Three as both Knowle & Dorridge, and Castle Bromwich travel to high-flying Barby and Corley respectively.

K&D were defeated at home to Pak Shaheen but Castle Bromwich defeated Bulkington by 114 runs after dismissing their visitors for just 69.

Hampton & Solihull remain in mid-table following a draw against lowly placed Ward End Unity.

In Division Four Knowle Village slipped out of the top two for the first time in a month. Copsewood smashed 231-5 but Knowle's reply ended on 133-6.

Elsewhere, Solihull Municipal's quest for the Division Five championship took another blow after they were defeated by current leaders Newbold.

Municipal were dismissed for 67 and although Newbold's reply stuttered early on, they managed to record a four-wicket win.

 

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