KIDDERMINSTER continued their resurgence with a comfortable seven-wicket win at second-placed Shrewsbury last Saturday.

Connor Smith (57), with his second half century in consecutive weeks, struck 10 fours in a partnership of 124 with captain Neil Pinner, who himself peppered the Shrewsbury boundary with 17 fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 98.

It's a score which gives him a total of 635 for the season and puts him at the top of the run-scoring charts in the top tier.

The 170 required for the win was reached in 25.5 overs replying to the home side’s total of 169-7 from their 55 overs.

Following an uncontested toss, Will Parton (25) and Rob Foster (13) had started slowly for the hosts but they were both removed in the same over by Chris Steele (2 for 38) with the score on 40.

Three wickets then fell with the score on 59 and Shrewsbury were reeling. Barney Morgan proved the meanest of the visitors bowling with 3 for 17 from 13 overs but Connor Smith and Liam Weston also took a wicket apiece before the final score was taken to 169 by an unbeaten stand of 36 for the eighth wicket.

This was a well deserved and important win for Kidderminster who lift themselves up to seventh place in the table

Kidderminster next face Smethwick at their Chester Road home this Saturday at noon in the return of the 50 over win/lose format.