MALVERN suffered a six-wicket defeat to Bromsgrove Thirds in Worcestershire County League Division Three.
The Ramblers were bowled out for 155 after being put into bat, with Ben Johnson (4-41) and Freddie Fallows (4-45) doing the damage with the ball.
Bromsgrove then eased to 158-4 in their reply.
Paul Hutchins (36), Barry Hope (40) and Matt Anderson (38 not out) helped guide the hosts to victory.
Malvern entertain Alvechurch & Hopwood on Saturday.