TENBURY’S 73-0 humbling of Kings Norton headed a fantastic weekend of results for local rugby sides as they all enhanced their promotion credentials with impressive victories.

In addition to Ludlow’s excellent derby win over Hereford in Midlands One West (see back page), there were also triumphs for Cleobury Mortimer, Clee Hill, Tenbury and Bishop’s Castle.

Tenbury’s Midlands Four West South game with Kings Norton was over by half-time as they moved up to fifth in the table on the hunt for back-to-back promotions.

They led 31-0 at the interval thanks to tries from Lawson Thomas, Callum Spires, Ben Spires, Archie Powell and Alex James, with Zac Thompson landing three conversions.

Tenbury did not relent after the break as James, Thomas and Callum Spires all added second tries, while Joey Partridge, Paddy Waite and Thompson also crossed, the latter converting all six second-half scores.

Director of rugby Andy Black beamed: “It was a great performance after a three-week break, this was down to the whole squad being committed and focusing on the game at hand.”

Cleobury Mortimer are also fifth in Midlands Three West North, just four points off the top, after a 32-19 home win over Linley.

Ed Lewis scored a brace, while Tom Leach and Brad Stevens also crossed, with Alex Sparks adding three conversions and two penalties.

Skipper Charlie Evans scored a hat-trick, while Matt Bowen and Tim Breakwell also crossed as Clee Hill won 25-3 at Aldridge in Midlands Four West North.

Fourth-placed Hill could leap to the summit if they beat leaders Aston Old Edwardians this weekend and Evans admitted: “It would be great to go top but it’s going to be a tough game.”

Finally, in Midlands Five, mid-table Bishop’s Castle remain within striking distance of the leading pack after a 21-0 whitewash of Dixonians.