KIDDERMINSTER CC completed a second successive victory over a team in the top half of the table when putting Smethwick to the sword last Saturday.

KCC backed up the previous weekend's win over title-chasing Shrewsbury by bagging a two-wicket win at Chester Road.

Following a rain affected week, the home groundsman produced a superb pitch allowing the match to start with no loss of overs.

Skipper Neil Pinner won the toss in the first of the second spell of 50 over win/lose matches and ordered the visitors to bat. Smethwick were soon in trouble, losing their first four wickets for only 35 with Chris Steele, Barney Morgan (2 for 32) and Connor Smith (1 for 38) striking early.

However, the next pair of batsmen put on 143 for the fifth wicket before Steele (2 for 63) and Liam Weston (1 for 40), along with a suicidal run-out, wrapped up the innings at 228-7.

Gurinder Singh remained not out on 124, including 12 fours and five sixes and Sunny Singh scored 47.

In reply, Kidderminster struggled with the bowling of Arfan Khan who took the first five wickets for 73, but with Pinner at the crease there was still hope.

With the score on 119 for 6, Barney Morgan (27) joined Pinner and the duo put on 72 before Morgan departed.

The captain was providing a masterclass in chasing a total and he completed his ton in only 83 balls.

Liam Weston (12 not out) was the support to the end of the match with Pinner striking the winning runs and remaining unbeaten on 122 (15 fours and one six from 97 balls).

Kidderminster now sit in sixth place in Birmingham and District League Division One ahead of their trip to third-placed Barnt Green this Saturday (noon start).