KIDDERMINSTER crashed to a crushing 287 run reverse against Kenilworth Wardens in Birmingham League Premier One following a remarkable contest at Glasshouse Lane.

Such was Wardens domination with the bat, that they threatened to reach 400 runs at one stage before finally settling on an almighty total of 380 for seven.

Jamie Harrison set the wheels in motion by smashing 81 off just 56 balls, while England Under 19 prospect Jacob Bethell bagged a further 36.

But there was much more carnage to come as Ali Zaryab Asif added a further 107 off 115 balls.

There was still time for Harry Johnson with 43 and wicketkeeper Henry Cullen on 44 to pile on further misery for the Kidderminster bowlers.

Skipper Neil Pinner did manage to pick up figures of two for 44 but the remainder of his attack were taken apart.

Matters then took another turn for the worst when Kidderminster were then bowled out for just 93 runs in the space of 21 overs.

The Chester Road side had no answer to the bowling of promising teenage seamer Tommy Rex who ripped out figures of five for 22. 

Reece Evitts  joined in the destruction with two for 24 while former Leicestershire player Alex Wyatt picked up two for 31.

Only Callum Bennett with 31 and Liam Weston on 26 managed to reach double figures as the Kidderminster innings capitulated.

Ther irony of this result was the fact Kidderminster had won their first three games of the season but this defeat now means Smethwick hold the only 100 per cent winning record in Premier One.

Barnt Green boosted their ranks with the inclusion of Somerset and England one day international star Tom Banton.

But it was with the ball, rather then the bat, that Banton excelled as the Green grabbed a compelling five wicket win over Moseley.

Scotland's Andrew Umeed held Moseley's batting together by making 76 in a total of 211 all out.

Umeed finally fell victim to Banton who had him caught by brother Jacques Banton while going onto complete figures of three for 39.

Further wickets fell to Andy Sutton 2-45, Cameron Jones 2-14,  and Adam Hines two for 40.

Ben Chapman - Lilley then anchored the Green's reply with 65 not out off 120 balls while skipper  Dominic Harding supplied a further 51.

But there was no luck for Tom Banton  who was trapped lbw for 8 by Muhammad Raheem and was consequently outshone by younger brother Jacques who went onto make 40.

Halesowen finally got their season up and running with a four wicket win over Shrewsbury.

Set a total of 243 for 8 to chase down, Halesowen duly reached their target of 245 for six with five overs to spare.

Alex Hinkley picked up two for 18 with the ball, but it was his batting that was to prove decisive, scoring 106 off 110 balls.

He was joined at the crease by skipper Alexei Kervezee, with the former Worcestershire allrounder adding 55 as the pair took Halesowen from 88 for four to 190 for five.

Himley suffered a heavy six wicket beating by Bromsgrove in Premier Two.

Ageless seam bowler Gareth Williams rolled back the years by taking six for 11 off his 10 over spell as Himley collapsed to 78 all out in 25.2 overs.

Alex Wilkinson also got in on the act by taking two for 15 while Ash Newfield and Connor Smith claimed the remaining wickets to fall.

Skipper Jayden Levitt then scored 40 while wicketkeeper Alex Milton made a further 24 to see Bromsgrove home on 81 for four in the 17th over despite the efforts of Northamptonshire's Graeme White who finished with figures of two for eight off six.