Whitchurch's mini-revival came to an end as they lost both of their Bank Holiday clashes in the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League Division Three.

On Saturday, they made the trip to league leaders Stourbridge where they were beaten by 10 wickets having been bowled out for 132 when skipper Daniel Bowen won the toss and decided to bat first.

Whitchurch's top order struggled to impose themselves on the home attack as they made small starts without pushing on but the middle order fought back well to give the Heath Road side something to defend.

Elliott Bowen scored a quick 30 from 46 including five fours and one six while Simon Dimelow notched a faster-than-a-run-a-ball 48 with nine fours.

However, once both men were out, the Whitchurch tail failed to wag and the visitors lost their last four wickets for a combined seven runs.

In reply, a 63-ball 91 not out from opener Jujhar Johal with 10 fours and three sixes saw the home side to their target inside just 24 overs as Stourbridge moved closer to the title.

On Monday, Whitchurch suffered another defeat but this time did not go down without a fight at Pelsall, picking up six points for their efforts.

This time, Daniel Bowen elected to give his hosts first go of the track and would have been happy with his side's efforts with restricting Pelsall to 196 all out, thanks largely to an outstanding display from Ijaz Yousaf (7-20 from 9.3).

The skipper, Sam Ellis and Yousaf all took out the top three before Yousaf took over, trapping two home batsmen lbw, bowling two and having a fifth caught behind by stand-in keeper Dave Weaver.

Dimelow added a run out as Whitchurch produced a disciplined bowling performance.

However, in reply, two ducks in the top four dealt a blow to any Whitchurch hope of taking on the attack early as Dimelow and Kristen Ali both needed to rebuild to give the visitors a chance.

Ali was eventually dismissed for 29 while Dimelow scored 15 and Salim Ahmed 14 with Weaver weighing in with a huge 36 at number nine; however, it proved to be too little, too late as Iain Marsh was dismissed for a duck and Whitchurch fell 38 runs short.

The second XI suffered a double losing weekend too as they were beaten at Heath Road on Saturday by C&R Hawks' second XI.

Whitchurch batted first and set a challenging total of 163 after they were bowled out for 162 with opener John Peers scoring 35 and skipper Dave Marvell, batting at three, scoring 34.

There were no ducks in the home innings as Whitchurch fought hard for the win.

In reply, Whitchurch made a couple of early breakthroughs when Peers, James Marvell and Molly Batkin all took a wicket in the top three.

However, Oliver Gadd's 53 set the platform for the Hawks and they eventually came home eight down, securing the win with a six as Peers proved to be the pick of the home bowling with 3-15 from six overs.

Aslam Patel and Shahnwaz Kiyani supported with 25 and 24 not out respectively.

On Monday, the second XI lost their home clash with Pelsall's second XI.

This weekend, the first XI host Old Elizabethans at Heath Road while the second XI travel to Fordhouses.