CHRIS Steele had Kidderminster in seventh heaven as he tore through the Kenilworth Wardens' batting line-up at Chester Road.

The bowler showed his mettle to bag seven wickets as KCC moved up to fourth in the Birmingham and District League Division One last Saturday.

The home side had set up the success as they made 267-4 from their 55 overs after being put into bat.

Neil Pinner and Shameer Ahmed both hit centuries and put on 120 for the fourth wicket.

It then became the Steele show when Wardens began their reply.

His wickets saw the visitors bowled out for 214 in 45th over as KCC took the points in style.

Skipper Pinner said: "It was brilliant. It was slow going to start with but we batted really sensibly and went at about three or four an over without taking too many ricks.

"That gave us the platform and meant we could go big at the end.

"We were really pleased with the total on a used wicket and then bowled well.

"We had Barney Morgan and Liam Weston missing so we really only had two seamers with Charlie Stainforth backing them up.

"We needed someone to step up and Chris Steele did that.

"He ran in hard and aggressive and was brilliant.

"It's pleasing where we are in the league after coming up last season but it's still very tight.

"We aren't too far off second but probably the same amount of points away from ninth or 10th, so it's important we keep this momentum going."

Kidderminster will look to follow up the win when they go to West Bromwich Dartmouth this Saturday.