Another fine display of seam bowling by Ian Davies set Oswestry's first team on the road to victory at the Stonehouse Oval on Saturday as they beat Birmingham League rivals Brockhampton by six wickets.

Davies, bowling an impeccable line and regularly beating the bat with his late outswing, posed a consistent threat all afternoon, returning the impressive figures of 4-37 off 14 overs. He is now Oswestry's leading wicket taker this season.

The Oswestry talisman was well-supported by Roman Walker (3-31) and Ritu Raj Singh (2-31 ) as the team from south Hereford were bowled out for 107 in just 34 overs.

Earlier the visitors had raced to 35 in even time, with Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell and Adam Hewlett looking in control, but it was Davies who made the all-important breakthrough, having Hewlett comfortably caught at mid-off by Warrick Fynn.

The visitors continued to lose wickets as the Oswestry seam attack made inroads.

When Walker was brought on from the Morda Road end, he looked a far different bowler trapping Mitchell lbw on the back foot. In so doing, the Cidermen quickly subsided, losing their last five wickets for just 22 runs.

Mitchell, with more than 10,000 runs to his credit in first-class cricket was Brockhampton's top scorer with a stylish and highly-organised 39 of 69 balls. His dismissal was crucial to the Oswestry cause.

Oswestry's innings could not have got off to a worse start. Opener Warrick Fynn could only stare in disbelief as he lost his off stump first ball to left-arm Herefordshire Minor Counties paceman Jamie Mcllroy.

Skipper Robbie Clark soon followed, also falling to Mcllroy who this week will be having trials with Essex.

At 10-2, there was an air of apprehension around the ground following recent top order collapses, but Joe Carrasco and Joe Clark carefully restored order.

The two Joes, sharing in an excellent 80-run partnership, took Oswestry to the brink of victory before Clarke (37) fell to a brilliant one-handed catch by his Worcester team mate Mitchell.

Carrasco went on to make a deserved half-century – his first of the season – to see his team home with the Oswestry left-hander back to his best.

After the game, the popular and widely respected Davies could not conceal his delight in victory.

He said: "We bowled well as a unit with Roman and Ritu getting their just rewards. There was also some top quality slip catching which always helps.

“I am really enjoying my cricket at the moment, the youngsters keep me going!

This Saturday the side travelled to Bromsgrove, looking to maintain its improving form of recent weeks.

Oswestry's second's made the trip to the Black Country in the Reserve Division, but went down by 4 wickets to Old Hill. It was very much a case of 'like father, like son,' with Mattie Davies, the young Oswestry School captain returning figures of 4-26 off 14 overs, even better than Davies senior.

This was after Oswestry had been dismissed for total of 146 off 48 overs. Alex Roberts top scored with a valuable 41 before being run out while Josh Kirk, looking for a quick return to the first team, played well for his 29.

The 4th XI picked up a fine win on Sunday at Wellington.

See this week's Tizer for a full round-up.