Lichfield CC’s miserable run continues as they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat. The result at Brewood leaves them hovering dangerously close to the drop in the Birmingham League. The city side travelled to their in-form opponents on Saturday in what was always going to be a difficult game. On winning the toss Lichfield elected to field first on a good looking pitch, despite the heavy overnight rain. Lichfield’s bowlers failed to find any sort of rhythm as Thomason took the attack to them. The young Brewood opener was in destructive mode as he raced to 50 after just six overs with an array of quality shots. The visiting bowlers failed to find any sort of consistency and were conceding five runs per over from the start. Thomason went on to score his maiden BDPL century compiling 125 off 125 balls, including 18 fours and one six. Credit must go to the opener who struck the ball cleanly from the start, but the Lichfield bowling unit will be disappointed they could not restrict the scoring more. Ben Stephens 16-2-61-2 was the pick of the Lichfield bowlers, stemming the flow of runs in the middle period, including picking up the league’s most prolific run scorer Pearce for 35. Ryan Simms – making his first team debut – bowled tidily for the city side and will have a good future ahead of him, but after the early onslaught the Brewood middle order had license to play their shots and winter recruit Bradford helped himself to 73 off 78 balls before being well stumped by Bassett off the bowling of Liddiard. Brewood’s innings closed on 271 off their 51 overs. With a daunting task ahead of them Lichfield needed a solid start but got quiet the opposite as Bassett-Graham was bowled playing a poor shot. Seager, Stone and Heanan followed in quick succession to leave Lichfield at 25-4 with Guest picking up three of the first four wickets. Braddock and Woodfield batted for a long period looking to see out the overs with a win out of the question after the start to the innings, but both were beaten by the impressive Pearce googly to leave Lichfield out of the game at 62-6. It was a case of when, not if, Brewood would wrap up the innings and despite some resolute batting from Stephens, who remained not out, the rest of the innings fell away limply as Lichfield suffered their heaviest defeat in the last decade to lose by 190 runs.