KIDDERMINSTER pulled off a surprisingly easy 41 run success over Moseley in Birmingham League Premier One.

In a low scoring contest, Kidderminster survived an early collapse to reach 151 for eight from a full 55 overs.

At one stage, Kidderminster looked a real trouble as they lost opening bat Sam Beadsworth, Neil Pinner and Callum Bennett with just five runs on the board.

Andy Kimberlin with 32 and Charlie Stainforth's 27 steadied the innings before belated contributions from Liam Weston with 47 and Chris Steele who made 31 not out boosted the total considerably.

Moseley fared much worse with the bat when they replied and found themselves removed for just 110 all out in the 45th over.

Chris Steele continued his fine form with the ball by taking five for 24 from 12.3 overs and was well backed up by the reliable Liam Weston who claimed two for 23.

Barnt Green had much the better of a drawn contest with champions Berkswell after coming within a wicket of a famous victory.

The Green made a glorious start with the bat against Berkswell's star studded bowling attack as Ben Chapman-Lilley and wicketkeeper Amrinder Brar shared an opening stand of 125.

Chapman-Lilley cracked 52 while Brar blasted a further 72.

Jacques Banton kept the runs flowing with another 31 but it was Warwickshire's Matt Lamb who really laid into Berkswell's bowlers by lashing 92 off 63 balls before county colleague Ryan Sidebottom finally got rid of him, having Lamb caught behind by Liam Gately after smashing 11 fours and four sixes.

Set a testing target of 269 for four, Berkswell took up the chase in reply through their former Warwickshire and Leicestershire allrounder Ateeq Javid who made 83.

But apart from Chris Whittock, who supplied another 40, support proved thin on the ground as Berkswell were forced to drop anchor and close on 225 for nine.

Skipper Darrell Williams, although expensive, picked up some key wickets in his four for 70 spell with the ball while Harry Bates bagged an encouraging two for 29 off 10.

HALESOWEN are starting to sweep all before them in Birmingham League Premier Two.

They crushed closest rivals Kenilworth Wardens by eight wickets to pull further clear at the top.

Nick Seager struck top score of 65 as Wardens posted 177 all out.

Harry Kitchen cleaned up much of the Wardens innings by claiming five for 49 while Eddie Rhodes with two for 23 and skipper Alexei Kervezee who took two for 46 accounted for the remaining wickets.

Halesowen made light work of their reply by romping to a winning 178 for two in the 35th over.

Jamie Harrison laid the foundations with 46 but it was an unbroken third wicket partnership of 100 between Harry Baddams, who made 71 not out and Luke Tulacz who thumped a further 50 not out that enabled Halesowen to canter home.

Close neighbours Himley have climbed upto second place as they continue their impressive transformation in form.

Himley reeled off a four wicket win over Wolverhampton to keep the pressure on Halesowen.

Jamie 'Dodge' Turner struck an early blow when Wolves batted first by claiming the key wicket of Worcestershire's Tom Fell who was caught and bowled for six.

Having been 28 for three at one stage, Wolves recovered to post 208 for nine thanks to the efforts of Charlie Home who made 65 while Will Nield added 55.

Saul Anstey snapped up four for 57 for Himley, with Turner taking two for 42 and Matt Jeavons two for 32.

Himley made a soun d start in reply through Ollie Westbury, 42 and Bilaal Hussain with 61, the pair putting on 91 for the opening stand.

Callum Lea chipped in with 44 as Himley cruised to 209 for six in the 51st over.

Bromsgrove were well beaten by strugglers Harborne by a huge 107 run margin.

Swapnil Gugale struck a soun d 60 before Tejas Wagle took Bromsgrove's bowling apart by smashing 90 not out off 72 balls.

That enabled Harborne to reach 267 for five a total that proved well beyond Bromsgrove in reply as they perished on 160 all out after 39 overs.

Jayden Levitt hit a half century, but apart from a belated 38 from skipper Mark Evenson, there was precious little support as Gugale mopped up with the ball by taking an impressive five for 19 from 14.4 overs.