A BRILLIANT century from Jayden Levitt couldn't prevent Bromsgrove CC suffering a last-ball defeat at Wolverhampton.

The Boars came agonisingly close to beating their hosts last Saturday but ultimately fell short by the narrowest of margins.

After winning the toss and choosing to field, Bromsgrove restricted the home side to 232 from their 50 overs.

Levitt (135 not out) and Alex Milton (53) got them within striking distance of victory but still needing 10 off the final over.

That became three off the final ball as the contest went to the wire.

Levitt got the ball away for a single but partner Tom Hill was run out going for a last-gasp second to tie the scores.

Despite the one-run defeat, skipper Mark Evenson was pleased with his side's showing and says there is more to come from his players ahead of this Saturday's home derby with Ombersley.

He said: "Having won the toss we thought we'd have a bowl and really utilise the wicket.

"I thought we did that very well and the opening bowlers really set the tone and we were happy with the total we were chasing.

"The partnership from Jayden Levitt and Alex Milton was key for us and gave us the chance to win it. It's a shame we needed 10 off the last over but we still came close to getting it.

"It would have been fitting if Jayden had hit the winning runs but it wasn't to be.

"Overall it was a great advert for the sport but it's also disappointing to be on the wrong end of the result.

"We are playing some good cricket at the moment even though we're a little undercooked in terms of our preparation, mainly due to not getting out there for practice time. The weather is changing now so hopefully that will help us.

"I think we're playing to about 65-70 per cent of what we are capable of because of that and I think there is a lot more to come from us."

On the visit of neighbours Ombersley this weekend, he added: "The are a good side, have some stars in their line-up and will be looking to go straight back up this season.

"We'll concentrate on getting the basics right again and see what we can do. It's one we'll look forward to."

Evenson has no additional selection issues ahead of the weekend but all-rounder Jack Taylor remains sides for at least another week with a knee problem.