KCC fielded possibly their strongest team for their Birmingham Premier League clash with Brockhampton but failed to beat the side that is at the bottom of the league and 20 points worse off.

Henry Langford (68), was their top-scorer with lesser contributions by Dominic Badger (26) and skipper Nick Powell (23). There were 18 extras.

Matt Pardoe bowled well, taking 4-27 from seven overs. Connor Smith had 3-40 from 12 overs, with Liam Weston, and Neil Pinner getting one each. There was a run out by Pardoe.

There were four leg before decisions, three catches, including a caught and bowled by Connor Smith, plus a stumping by keeper Tom Kimberlin.

Brockhampton were dismissed in just 40.2 overs leaving KCC with a total of 172 to chase.

A good opening stand of 84 between Pardoe and Andy Kimberlin ended when Kimberlin (41) was bowled by Jamie McIlroy.

Only 25 runs had been added when skipper Neil Pinner (8) was caught by Nicholas Powell bowled Adam Hewlett. With the score on 109-2, Pardoe had scored 48.

Pardoe had reached his half-century when number four batsman Craig Wood was caught by Langford bowled Dinusha Fernando for two.

Pardoe was looking in good shape and had reached 56, including eight 4s, when he was out lbw to Hewlett. The score went from 134-4 to 149-5, with Hewlett took his third wicket when Tom Austick caught Connor Smith who had scored a useful 21.

The collapse continued as James Kinder (10) was bowled by McIllroy, both Liam Weston (0) and George Hatfield (1) were run out, and Nathan Round (1) was out caught by Badger bowled Hewlett.

The scoreboard read 156-9 with only Tom Kimberlin and Mickey Mitchell left to bat. Mitchell had not scored when he was bowled by McIlroy leaving Tom Kimberlin not out on 13 and KCC were all out for 165 in 48.3 overs. The pick of Brockhampton's bowlers were Hewlett (4-50) and McIlroy (3-33).

KCC's will be action next week when they travel to local rivals Ombersley (noon start).