Oswestry crashed to a comprehensive 10-wicket defeat by Himley in the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League Premier Division Two 2019 at the Stonehouse Oval on Saturday.

The home side were completely outplayed from start to finish and it was a day that the Bordermen will want to forget in a hurry.

After being put in on pitch that held few demons Oswestry lost talisman Warrick Fynn to only the second ball of the day, as the left hander attempted to pull Chris Borough , only to be well-caught by Jamie Turner over his shoulder .

It was Turner who caused the damage.

Aided by some fine slip fielding , he removed the next four batsman including Joe Carrasco, Alex Huxley and Roman Walker as Oswestry collapsed to 31-5.

Matters did not improve as the home side were reduced to 63-8 before being bowled out for 94 in the 36th over.

Youngster Connor Davies, on school half-term, again showed good technique and sound judgement, as he defied the visiting attack for long periods, making a gritty 24.

The only other batsmen to show any resistance were Mattie Richards and Chris Cathrall who both reached double figures in a very disappointing batting performance against a disciplined attack which induced some indiscreet shots from the home batsmen .

Turner finished with 6-36 off 17 overs, and fellow seamer Aqab Ahmed returned 2-36 off 10.

The Oswestry attack raised few alarms as Himley cantered home to victory in the 14th over as Worcestershire's Ollie Westbury finished on 56 not out and skipper Greg Wright was undefeated on 36.

For the first time in over 12 months the Bordermen failed to pick up a single bonus point.

After the game, skipper Dean Suter made no excuses, giving credit to the manner in which the Staffordshire had bowled and fielded.

''It all went horribly wrong from the second ball of the day," said Suter.

"We had prepared properly for the game after last week's disappointment at Barnard's Green but it was just one of those days.

"It can happen; the important thing is that we now put it right. ''

Oswestry have that opportunity of doing so at the weekend when they travel to early season strugglers Brockhampton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, there was little joy for Oswestry's second XI at the weekend either, going down to a 65-run defeat at Church Aston in the Shropshire County Cricket League Division Three.

The home side made 189-9, thanks to Avi Mathur's 98 and Anuj Chandla's 50, both of whom fell to Jonny Davies.

Young opening quickie Alex Selby returned 3-42.

Oswestry fell well short of their target being bowled out in 41st over, but did pick up five bonus points while Alex Roberts top scored with 23.

on Sunday, the third XI beat Madeley's fourths by 125 runs with Harry Darley's 70 and Henry Walker's 63 the stand-out performances.