CAPTAIN Neil Pinner wants his Kidderminster players to carry their new-found confidence into this Saturday's clash with second-placed Knowle and Dorridge.

KCC recently secured their first win of the season by beating Barnt Green and then bagged more valuable points with a losing draw at home to Berkswell last weekend.

Pinner now wants his squad to carry that belief forward as they look to push away from the Birmingham and District Premier Division dropzone.

He said: "We spoke before the win over Barnt Green about how we wanted to get back to enjoying ourselves again.

"We did that and got the win as well and I think we are still playing with more confidence now.

"If we can keep doing that it should stand us in good stead for when things aren't going our way. We're happy with how things are going at the moment and I want to go to Knowle and Dorridge and get the win."

Kidderminster are hoping to have young pace ace Pat Brown back after he was the 12th man for Worcestershire last weekend.

Craig Wood's return could also add depth to the batting line-up on Saturday (noon start).

Against Berkswell, KCC won the toss and elected to field. They had early success when they took three early wickets for just ten runs.

Mark Best (0) was bowled by Connor Smith and Mohhamed Ahmed was caught by Pinner, also from Smith's bowling, for five.

With the score on 10, keeper Sam Beadsworth caught Chris Whittock (4) off Liam Weston’s bowling.

However, a massive partnership of 226 for the fifth wicket between Tom Lewis and Tom Milnes swung the game in favour of the visitors.

The partnership ended with the total at 279. Tom Lewis (107) was caught by Pinner bowled Weston having hit nine fours and five sixes.

Nick James joined Tom Milnes and scored 14, but Milnes finished on 156 not out as Berkswell declared on 335.

KCC lost their first wicket on 24 when Beadsworth (1) was caught by Dominic Ostler from the bowling of Australian Ryan Sidebottom.

After Mark Edwards (42) and Charlie Stainforth (11) fell, Pinner and Connor Smith raised the total to 109-3 when rain ended the game to hand Berkswell the winning draw.

Pinner added: "It was a fresh wicket and we bowled really well early on when Connor Smith took the wickets of both openers. I was really pleased with how we started but they put on a really good partnership.

"Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and admit that they batted really well. I don't think we did too much wrong.

"We did speak a little afterwards about what we might have done differently, like a few slower balls perhaps, but hopefully it's a situation we can learn from as well.

"We hung on well before the rain came and there is still a lot of confidence in the team and a few positives to take forward."

Meanwhile, in the T20 Challenge Cup last Sunday, Kidderminster lost by 19 runs against Barnards Green.