KIDDERMINSTER came unstuck courtesy of the Duckworth Lewis System after they fell eight runs short of victory against Shrewsbury.

Rain restricted Shrewsbury's innings to just 27 overs after Kidderminster had elected to field first.

But Shrewsbury made light of the damp conditions cracking 209 for five from their reduced total of overs.

George Hargrave thrived in the wet elements by scoring 101 not out off just 79 balls.

He found plenty of support from Will Parton and Harry Cooke who both contributed a further 37 runs each.

Credit to Kidderminster who took up the chase in reply, even through their innings was interrupted by another shower.

It left Kidderminster requiring to reach a daunting 194 off only 24 overs, but they gave it a real go.

Matt Pardoe plundered 65 off 50 balls while wicketkeeper Vikai Dass smashed 61 from just 41 balls.

Accurate bowling by Mike Barnard who took three for 20 together with Brad Thornton who bagged two for 20 just managed to keep Kidderminster's reply in check as they closed on a creditable 186 for eight.

Barnt Green also suffered at the hands of the DLS system as they lost to Leamington by 14 runs.

Leamington reached 166 for four from 32 overs leaving the Green to chase a total of 211 in reply for victory

Ben Chapman-Lilley with 56 and Dom Harding on 67 led the charge as the Green posted a gallant 196 for nine but it wasn't enough.

Pelsall plundered 183 for eight from 35 overs, Jake Lee leading the way with 42.

Halesowen were left chasing a revised target of 180 to win from 28 overs but finished well short on 135 for nine despite the efforts of Harry Baddams who hit 44 while Alex Hinkley added 32.

Thankfully for Halesowen there was no real damage done as second placed Himley's clash with third in the table Barnards Green was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The perils of batting second in rain affected matches also prevailed with Bromsgrove's contest against Wem.

Mohit Kale cracked 72 as the Shropshire side managed 202 for five from 32 overs.

Bromsgrove scored 205 for 5 chasing a revised target of 226 from 32 overs meaning Wem won by 20 runs.