KIDDERMINSTER were left kicking their heels last Saturday after their Birmingham League Premier One contest with Dorridge was cut short after just 12 overs.

Further attempts to get back playing again proved futile and Kidderminster skipper Neil Pinner admitted: "It was particularly frustrating. We kept getting delayed and there wasn't sufficient time for the ground to dry out.

"Potentially 5pm would have been the earliest time we could have resumed but that would have been too late to get a game in.

"We would have needed to bat another 13 overs and then declared for Dorridge to get 20 overs back.

"Although we did hang around for a while, had we got back on, we'd have only been playing for bonus points."

Kidderminster were looking well placed when rain arrived having reached 44 for one.

That was after Kidderminster had lost their former Leicestershire and Middlesex opening bat Angus Robson to the third ball of the innings when bowled by Worcestershire's Pat Brown.

Pinner said: "Angus got a real good ball that swung back through the gate. Other than that, it was looking good and I was hopeful of a big score."

Kidderminster entertain Kenilworth Wardens this week at Chester Road and Pinner added: "It's an important period for the club.

"We have three successive games when our opponents are all below us in the league table. The situation is extremely tight at the moment as we're only 10 points off third spot, so it's vital we make the most of these games."

Pinner will have a few selection posers as Liam Weston, Richard Kimberlin and Barney Morgan are all missing for the Wardens game.