KIDDERMINSTER captain Neil Pinner is confident his side can still make waves in Birmingham and District League Division One this season.

KCC suffered an eight-wicket defeat at home to Shrewsbury last Saturday after losing the toss at Chester Road.

Openers Andrew Kimberlin (0) and Angus Robson (6) fell early before number three Shameer Ahmed (4) quickly followed to leave the home side floundering on 16-3.

However, a partnership between Pinner (46) and youngster Sam Beadsworth (14) helped KCC recover.

Asharn Hodge eventually had the skipper caught by Rob Foster and it wasn't long before Kidderminster were struggling again.

George Garrett, after removing Robson and Ahmed, then completed his five-wicket haul as the host were bowled out for just 127.

Shrewsbury opener Will Parton hit an unbeaten 53 to help his side to victory.

The visitors did lose Rob Foster and Joshua Anders to the bowling of Chris Steele and Connor Smith respectively but Llyr Thomas (35 not out) accompanied his captain to the line.

"The pitch was a little bit green and did a bit for the bowlers early on," said Pinner. "They are a good bowling side and bowled well and it was difficult for us.

"I actually thought we did okay considering the conditions but then we just didn't go on and cash in during the second half of the innings when it had settled down.

"They were then able to come out a play positively because of chasing a low total and that was the difference."

KCC will look to hit back quickly when they travel to fellow mid-table side Smethwick this Saturday.

Despite seeing his players fall to their third defeat in five games, Pinner believes there is more to come from his newly-promoted squad as the campaign progresses.

He added: "We are confident going into the next couple of games, against Smethwick first and then Barnt Green, and hopefully we can pick up at least one win maybe two.

"We are still positive at the moment and there are plenty of things for us to build on. The mindset is very different to the last time we were at this level.

"We've not been outclassed against anyone so far. We have not been at our best but there is another 10 per cent we can improve.

"Once we get that right I'm confident we'll be competing even more and winning games this season."

Kidderminster's batting options will be boosted by the availability of both Simon Greenall and Joe Miszkowski this weekend.