KIDDERMINSTER couldn't take advantage of their good fortune with the wet weather after losing out by 27 runs to Leamington Spa while all the other games in Birmingham League Premier One were abandoned.

With their rivals washed out, Spa's Arlington Avenue ground held firm to the point where 77 overs of play were made possible.

Kidderminster won an all important toss and were quick to insert the Spa side to bat first.

It appeared to be a profitable decision at first as the Spa side soon slumped from a promising start provided by Umar Siddique Khan who provided 39 runs.

Khan's departure triggered a collapse as Spa went from 62 for two to 72 for six before turning matters around.

An unlikely seventh wicket stand between Oliver Currill and wicketkeeper Chris Calcutt produced a 100 run partnership.

Calcutt cracked 68 off just 40 balls, his innings comprising of nine fours and three sixes.

Currill remained unbeaten on a more patient 66 not out as Spa reached a challenging 219 for seven from a reduced 41 overs.

Liam Weston confirmed his status as Birmingham League Premier One's leading wicket taker by claiming figures of three for 25 off 10 overs, taking his tally of wickets for the season to 37.

Kidderminster were given 36 overs back in reply to reach an adjusted 217 for victory.

Nathan Round reeled off an early 23 runs and Kidderminster remained right in the hunt while wicketkeeper Vikai Dass occupied the crease.

Dass was finally dismissed for 65 with the score on 134 for four and despite a belated 25 not out from Charlie Stainforth, Kidderminster finished up short on 190 for seven.

Without the presence of key batsmen Matt Pardoe and Neil Pinner, Kidderminster lacked sufficient strength in depth which Warwickshire seam bowler Craig Miles exploited by finishing with figures of three for 33 off eight overs.

The result leaves Spa cementing their position in second place but they made have left it too late to deny league leaders Berkswell who only require one more win to wrap up a third title in four years.

Kidderminster remain fourth but will look to improve this Saturday when they entertain Moseley at Chester Road.

Barnt Green's contest with Walsall hardly got going.

Walsall had raced to 56 without loss before play was called off after eight overs.

The Green now face a daunting trip to champions Berkswell this week.

Premier Two pacesetters Halesowen were also cut short against Dorridge.

Halesowen had reached 68 for three from 20.1 overs when play was abandoned.

Jamie Harrison managed to hit 25 before Leicestershire's Chris Wright had him caught behind.

Table toppers Halesowen host second placed Kenilworth Wardens this Saturday in Premier Two's match of the day.

Himley make the short trip to Wolverhampton while Bromsgrove will be desperate to bag a victory at Harborne having slipped to 10th in the table.