BARNT Green duly booked their place in the Birmingham League's Graham Williamson Trophy semi-finals after overwhelming Ombersley by 177 runs.

They now face the daunting prospect of a trip to reigning Birmingham League champions Berkswell this Saturday while West Bromwich Dartmouth host Shifnal in the second semi-final.

It would have taken a massive turnaround in fortunes to prevent Barnt Green finishing top of Group Four, but that prospect never looked like materializing as the Green put a formidable Ombersley bowling attack to the sword.

Prolific Warwickshire pinch hitter Ed Pollock piled on the runs to reach 111 off 102 balls.

Opening partner Ben Chapman-Lilley proved equally impressive adding 112 runs from 116 balls as the pair compiled a mammoth 170 run opening partnership.

They laid the foundations for a huge Barnt Green total of 284 for three from their allotted 40 overs.

Andy Sutton then destroyed Ombersley's early order in reply as he ripped out fabulous figures of five for 22 from his maximum eight over spell.

Skipper Darrel Williams with two for 23, Robbie Shurmer two for 35 and Adam Hines one for 20 then mopped up the remaining wickets to fall as Ombersley were removed for a modest 107 all out in the 32nd over.

Barnards Green were the only side who could have mathematically overtaken Barnt Green for top spot but that situation soon disappeared after they lost by a slender one wicket margin to Halesowen.

Leicestershire's George Rhodes reeled off 83 as Barnards Green posted a target of 178 for six to chase.

It could have been more but for an inspired spell of bowling from Charlie Hartley who captured figures of five for 22 from five overs after coming on as fifth change..

Halesowen took up the charge in reply as opening bats Jamie Harrison with 32 and Jamie Harris on 42, put on 80 for the opening stand.

Their departure then triggered an alarming collapse as Halesowen slumped to 101 for six, Rhodes reaping figures of three for 33 while Josh Blunt bagged three for 35.

Enter man of the match Hartley who then led a rearguard revival with 36 not out as Halesowen squeezed home on 181 for nine with three overs to spare.

Kidderminster clinched second spot in Group Four following a 48 run success over rock bottom side Bromsgrove.

Joe Miszkowski with 75 and Worcestershire's Ben Twohig who hit 68 , helped put on 133 runs for the fourth wicket.

Nathan Round rattled then off 30 not out as Kidderminster recovered from a poor start with the bat to post a target of 219 for six.

Will Tuffin claimed Bromsgrove's bowling honours with four for 50 while Alex Wilkinson took two for 26.

Bromsgrove were then bowled out for 171 in reply, Connor Smith claiming five for 23 while Twohig took two for 22 off six.

HIMLEY finished their Group Two campaign on a high with a six wicket success over basement side Harborne.

Skipper Tom Arnold led from the front hitting 110 off 83 balls his boundary laden innings comprising of 14 fours and five six-hits.

Arnold enabled Harborne to score an imposing 228 all out.

That total looked even more daunting when Himley lost their Worcestershire opening bat Ollie Westbury for just two runs.

It was Westbury's opening partner Bilaal Hussain that came to rescue blasting 105 not out from 98 balls.

Hussain found a willing partner Danny Durman who added 98, the pair producing a second wicket stand of 196 to set up Himley's victory, reaching 230 for four with 11 balls to spare.