Oswestry's 12 year tenure in the Birmingham League is finally over following Saturday's heavy defeat at the hands of Wem .

Needing victory to stand any mathematical chance of avoiding relegation, the Bordermen were no match for their north Shropshire rivals, going down by 214 runs at Soulton Road .

It was Oswestry's sixth successive defeat, with their last victory way back on June 12th.

Without the services of the prolific Warrick Fynn and county men Ryan Lockley and David Laird it was another tough day for the young Oswestry side containing no less than six teenagers.

Wem dominated the Oswestry attack, racking up 327- 3 off their allotted 50 overs with Mohit Kale hitting his first century of the season off 66 balls .

Harry Chandler (53) and Sam Peel (99) also joined in the run fest, putting on 165 for the first wicket. .

Harry Darley, Alex Selby and Mattie Davies shared the three Wem wickets to fall .

In reply, Oswestry slipped to 35-5 and then 66-6 before teenagers Ollie Roberts (36) and Darley (26no) delayed the inevitable but the Bordermen were finally bowled out for 113 with (2-14) and Matt Cohen (2-20) leading the wickets.

The club will now begin to rebuild with the search on to recruit an experienced player-coach to lead them in the Shropshire League next season.