KIDDERMINSTER reclaimed second spot in Birmingham League Premier One after pulling off a convincing six wicket win over Shifnal.

The Shropshire side simply didn't put enough runs on the board after being restricted to 144 all out from a full allotment of 55 overs.

Former Worcestershire opening bat Matt Pardoe proved his worth with the ball by taking three for 29 from 12 overs while Liam Weston also helped himself to a three wicket haul with figures of three for 41.

Chris Steele claimed two for 37 while Dylan Griffiths also grabbed a welcome wicket with one for 17.

Reliable Nathan Round then anchored Kidderminster's reply with a patient 65 not out from 115 balls.

Round nursed Kidderminster through an early wobble when they slipped to 44 for three, but then finished off matters with the help of Callum Bennett who bagged a further 43 runs.

As a result, Kidderminster cantered home on 145 for four in the 42nd over, which enabled them to leapfrog back in front of rivals Knowle and Dorridge who were well beaten by league leaders Berkswell.

Barnt Green finished up on the wrong end of a high scoring draw with Shrewsbury.

Rhodri Evans reeled off 105 to lay the foundations for a Shrewsbury total of 297 for eight.

The Green declined to take up the chase, closing on 221 for four in reply.

Opener Ben Chapman-Lilley carried his bat to finish on 102 not out and shared an opening partnership of exactly 100 with wicketkeeper Amrinder Brar who added 47 to the total.

Match of the day in Premier Two saw league leaders Halesowen finish up on the wrong end of an interrupted drawn contest with second placed Himley.

Jamie 'Dodge' Turner was in tremendous form with the ball for Himley, clean bowling Halesowen's top order to finish with figures of five for 43 while strike partner Saul Anstey picked up three for 51.

The pair reduced Halesowen to 46 for four at one stage before Peter Scott spearheaded a recovery by scoring 56.

Scott enabled Halesowen to reach 154 all out in the 48th over before rain restricted Himley's reply.

As a result, Himley required 102 from 30 overs to obtain the winning draw and duly achieved their objective by reaching 108 for six.

Solid contributions from Callum Lea 23, Tom Wall 24 not out and Turner on 22 not out ensured Himley enjoyed the better of exchanges despite the efforts of James Rudge who took three for 22 while Harry Kitchen captured figures of two for 26.

Bromsgrove's proposed contest with Shropshire side Oswestry was called off owing to COVID issues.