BROMSGROVE captain Mark Evenson is taking the positives out of the winning draw against Old Hill, writes Harry Taylor.

The Boars had looked on course for victory after hitting 204-9 and then set about their relegation battling opponents in the Birmingham and District League Division One with the ball.

But after a delay for rain, Old Hill held onto to avoid out right defeat as they closed on 141-8 from their allotted 35 overs.

Evenson said he was pleased to break the run of three successive defeats, but it was symptomatic of a rain blighted summer.

He said: “It was a good display from us, we played some good cricket before the rain came.

“Our bowling and fielding was impressive, something which has been our strength all season.

“We move onto next week now and hope we can get a good result.”

Jayden Levitt hit a superb 80 to give Bromsgrove a chance of winning the match, Ash Newdick contributed 56 and Lewis Cordes, on debut, hit 24 runs.

Bromsgrove now lie fifth in the table and face Warmley on Saturday (noon start), who are two places above them in the table.

A good display from Bromsgrove could see them rise in the table.

With seven games left they are still in the hunt to win promotion.

But with so few games left, the margin for error is tiny, and the weather could play a major part in the outcome of the season.

The points gap currently between Bromsgrove and leaders Wombourne 44.

And a few positive results strung together for the Boars could see them in the mix for the title at the end of the campaign.