TENBURY did all they could to keep alive the impossible dream of back-to-back promotions by beating Worcester III by three wickets on Saturday.

Zack Yarranton’s men bagged 20 points at Penlu but with three matches to play still trail Worcestershire League Division Four’s second spot by 40 points.

Having been put in to bat, Worcester were solid but unspectacular and fired off 174 before Rob Farrar (3-58) tidied up the tail. Matthew Jones (3-37) had worked his way through the top end with opener Faisal Zaib (36) the top scorer for the visitors.

In response, Tom Rawlings rattled off 53 but the support was lacking until middle-order hero David Hunt stepped forward.

Allied to Farrar’s 15, Hunt’s unbeaten 38 was enough to ensure a victory that must be repeated at home to Halesowen III on Saturday (noon) if Tenbury are to complete an unlikely overhaul at the sharp end.