BARNT Green have bagged top spot in Group Four of the Birmingham Cricket League's Graham Williamson Trophy after pulling off a prized three wicket win over closest rivals Barnards Green.

In what proved a low scoring affair, Barnt Green bowled out their Malvern based opponents for a modest 102 total with four and a half overs to spare.

Barnt Green then breezed to a winning 106 for seven in  the 26th over.

Oliver Halion hit top score of 32 for Barnards Green, whose innings collapsed, losing their last six wickets for a miserly 19 runs.

The Malvern side had no answer to the leg spin of Barnt Green skipper Darrel Williams who effectively mopped up the innings by taking four for 10 from his four over spell.

In fact all the Barnt Green bowlers proved highly economical, Adam Hines also impressing with three for 23.

Despite the presence of Worcestershire quick bowler Josh Tongue in the ranks,  Barnards Green couldn't prevent Barnt Green from reaching their target.

Indeed Tongue proved particularly wayward when bowling two sets of five consecutive wides in his figures of three for 39, while fellow Worcestershire prospect Zain Ul Hassan snapped up three for 27.

Barnt Green complete their Group Four stage matches this Saturday when they entertain Ombersley at Cherry Hill Road, where victory for the  Green would confirm their semi-final place.

Ombersley hit some welcome form with a 70 run success over an understrength Kidderminster side who have now suffered three straight defeats.

Worcestershire's England Under-19 batsman Josh Dell stole the show for Ombersley scoring 106 from 133 balls to help his side post 223 for three from their allotted 40 overs.

Kidderminster soon found themselves way behind the asking rate in reply as they were restricted to 156 for three at close, opening bat Andy Kimberlin cracking his side's top score of 49.

Kidderminster complete their campaign  when they entertain Bromsgrove this Saturday at Chester Road, the visitors having just celebrated their first success since lockdown was eased with a  four wicket triumph over Halesowen.

Harry Baddams hit 80 not out and found support from wicketkeeper Wes Griffiths with 33 as Halesowen reached 188 for eight, having been 16 for three at one stage.

Bromsgrove finally came good with the bat when they replied, Worcestershire wicketkeeper  Alex Milton making  78 not out off 76 balls while Jayden Levitt supplied a further 40.

They enabled Bromsgrove to reach 189 for six with four balls to spare.

HIMLEY went down by a four wicket margin to Walsall in Group Two.

Worcestershire's Ollie Westbury continued his splendid form withjthe bat by scoring 68 while wicketkeeper Dan Durman added 47 not out as Himley set a target of 165 for seven.

Walsall chased down  that total with eight balls to spare when reaching 168 for six.

Billy-Jo Cox blitzed 84 not out off 96 balls to lay the foundation for Walsall's victory despite the efforts of Ben Robinson who reeled off bowling figures of two for 17 from his eight over spell.

Himley will be hoping to end the season on a high when they visit bottom side Harborne on Saturday.