All good things come to an end, and so it proved on Saturday when Oswestry’s recent running streak was halted by rivals Ombersley who now move into second position in the Birmingham Premier League Division Two table.

After winning the toss, Oswestry enjoyed little further success, as their attack toiled against the home side taking full advantage of batting conditions.

In a rain affected game, Ombersley were always in control.

The dismissal of Liam Gwynne by Roman Walker with the score on 33 briefly lifted the Bordermen’s spirits, but their joy was short lived as overseas professional and Punjab player, Uday Kaul joined Worcestershire protégé, Jack Haynes.

The home pair soon began to score freely and ask increasing questions of an Oswestry attack struggling to meet its straps.

Without the services of Warrick Fynn, skipper Dean Suter rang the changes in an attempt to put a break on the Ombersley batsmen, deploying no less than eight bowlers at his disposal, but it was very much in vain.

After a lengthy rain interruption, a breakthrough finally came in the 38th over when ex-skipper Mark Robinson, playing only his second game in 21 months, had Kaul caught by Sam Davies for an impressive 81.

Kaul’s dismissal saw Haynes come into his own. The England under-19s batsman who was awarded a two-year contract by the Pears last summer and has only just completed his A-levels, maintained his side’s dominance as the Droitwich team finished 317-3 off their 55 overs.

Haynes remained unbeaten on 155 off 160 balls. His innings included 11 fours and six sixes.

Walker was Oswestry’s most successful bowler, finishing with 2-72.

With 35 overs lost due to the rain, Oswestry were set a revised and demanding target of 164 off 20 overs.

They had reached 22-0 off three overs before Larry Samarakoon, promoted up the order, fell to Gareth Andrew for 12.

Walker was also caught off Andrew the very next ball, before Xavier Clarke on his return to the side, was caught behind off Matt Davies.

When Joe Carrasco was trapped lbw for 27, it was left to Mattie Richards and Alex Huxley to bat out the remaining overs to secure a losing draw.

In so doing Oswestry picked up four points but have now slipped to fourth in the table as both Wolverhampton and Himley remain very much on their heels.

Suter’s men will be looking to get back to their winning ways of recent weeks when they entertain a struggling Bridgnorth side at the Stonehouse Oval on Saturday.

Oswestry’s second XI recorded what many believe to be highest ever score in the club’s long history.

The Morda Road second string hammered the Hodnet Peplow and Tibberton attack to all corners of the Stonehouse Oval, in reaching a remarkable total of 421-5 off 45 overs.

Young Josh Darley oversaw proceedings, finishing unbeaten on 135, while Josh Coleridge (83) and Luke Jones (71) helped steer Alex Davidson’s side to an improbable score.

Davidson (47) and Steve Humphreys (43) also joined in the run fest.

The visitors were bowled out in the 32nd over for just 128 with Jonny Davies (3-8) Owen Aspinall (2 -14) and Floyd Owen (2-51) among the wickets.

Oswestry seconds continue their campaign when they face Willey firsts on Saturday.