KIDDERMINSTER continued their upsurge in form as they pulled off a stunning victory over in-form title chasers Barnt Green.

Neil Pinner, playing only his second game since recovering from a broken arm, recorded a decisive match-winning innings of 64 after KVCC’s bowlers had put them in a strong position.

After wet weather cut the game to 26 overs for each side, KVCC won the toss and put the hosts into bat.

Green had started well and powered to 96-3, but once William Baker (53) was caught by Pinner off Matt Pardoe, KVCC took control of the game.

Wickets continued to tumble, with Pardoe impressing (4-38) and Pinner’s spin (3-27) tearing through the hosts as they were kept to 138-9.

Kidderminster’s reply got off to a poor start losing three wickets for only 18 runs.

Pardoe (9), Michael Hill (0) and Richard Kimberlin (6) could not deal with either skipper Andy Sutton or Simon Jackson.

But for the second week running, Pinner and Craig Wood stood firm with a partnership of 74. Wood played well in support of Pinner, but was caught on 27 by keeper Sam Cheshire, bowled Sutton.

A further 26 runs were added with Zac Turley scoring 13 of them, including a very good six.

Turley was also caught by Cheshire off the bowling of Tom Burton.

At 124, Pinner was bowled by Simon Jackson, ending an innings where he had scored 64 off 50 balls. Ryan Derrick (8) and skipper Jonathan Wright (9) secured the win.

KVCC go to Kenilworth Wardens on Saturday (noon start).