STUDLEY clinched just their second win of the Warwickshire League Division One season with a three-wicket victory at RMCC.
The success has breathed life into the Washford Fields side’s efforts to beat the drop as they closed the gap on several sides above them and Studley have the ideal chance to maintain their momentum when they host bottom side Weoley Hill on Saturday.
Muhammad Safyan (5-42) and Josh Gandy (4-24) did the damage as RMCC were dismissed for 163 in the 48th over despite having made 66 for the first wicket.
Studley were cruising in reply at 119-2 but the departure of Jack Williams (41) sparked a collapse to 149-7.
However, Chris Perrins (46no) held his nerve to steer the visitors to 164-7 in the 50th over despite 5-36 from Irfan Khan.
THE MISERY continued for Astwood Bank who now sit 35 points adrift at the bottom of Birmingham League Division Two following a thumping 172-run defeat at high-flying Harborne.
A tremendous unbeaten 106 off just 84 balls from Tejas Wagle helped the hosts recover from 116-5 to post a daunting 332-7 off their 55 overs.
Tom Harris took three wickets for Bank, but they came at the cost of 100 runs off 17 overs on a difficult day for the visitors’ attack.
Bank lost both openers without scoring and, despite gritty knocks of 44 and 47 from captain Steve Adshead and Sam Thomas respectively, the visitors folded to 160 all out inside 44 overs.
A trip to second-bottom Streetly awaits Astwood Bank on Saturday.