FORMER  England Under 19 prospect Josh Dell put Kidderminster to the sword to help local rivals Ombersley obtain a straightforward seven wicket win over their local rivals in Birmingham League Premier One.

Worcestershire batsman Dell scored a run-a-ball 105 as Ombersley chased down Kidderminster's total of 204 all out.

Kidderminster had made a solid start with the bat through opener Andy Kimberlin who cracked 52 and found plenty of early order support from Sinel Gunarathne who added 39 while wicketkeeper Vikai Kelley supplied another 66.

But once the top order were removed, Kidderminster collapsed to the bowling of Matt Davis who snapped up superb figures of six for 17 while former Worcestershire player George Panayi picked up two for 37 with Liam Gwynne claiming two for 30.

In reply, Ombersley cruised to a winning 207 for three, Dell's innings being backed up by Nick Hammond who made an unbeaten 53 not out.

Kidderminster will look for a marked improvement this Saturday when they visit Moseley as the defeat to Ombersley leaves them hovering in eighth place and just above the drop zone.

Barnt Green beat reigning champions Berkswell by  59 runs to remain  second in Premier One.

Runs flowed throughout the order as the Green reached 246 for eight off their allotted 50 overs.

Ben Chapman-Lilley again laid the foundation by scoring 59 while solid contributions followed from Rheedyi Amin 37, Jacques Banton 27, Dan Meredith 24 and wicketkeeper Amrinder Brar who struck a brisk half century.

Former Warwick and Leicestershire allrounder Ateeq Javid proved pick of Berkswell's bowling by taking three for 42 while Warwickshire's Ryan Sidebottom took a couple of wickets as well.

In reply, the Green soon made inroads into Berkswell's batting  as they slumped to 44 for five at one stage.

Skipper and former Glamorgan player Nick James tried to stop the slide by scoring 84 and found support from ex Derbyshire bowler Tom Milnes who added 43 as the pair put on 113 for the sixth wicket.

But their efforts proved in vain as Berkswell were bowled out for 187 in the 43rd over,

Once again, strike bowler Andy Sutton gave little away by taking two for 29 while Robbie Shurmer with three for 33 and Jacques Banton on three for 31 wrapped up the remaining wickets.

Barnt Green look to keep the pressure on league leader Smethwick when they entertain Knowle and Dorridge at Cherry Hill this Saturday.

Halesowen continued their cracking run of form by securing an emphatic 132 run success over strugglers Shifnal.

Wicketkeeper Wes Griffiths led the charge by scoring 57 and was backed up by Simon Gregory with 37 and James Rudge who reeled off 28.

Shifnal then crumpled to  101 all out in reply and never recovered from a dreadful start to the innings when their first four batsmen failed to trouble the scorer.

Eddie Rhodes wreaked havoc with the ball by taking three for nine while James Rudge with  three for 23 and Ed Bragg who took three for 29 were equally effective.

The result leaves Halesowen handily positioned in fifth place, a position they'll look to improve upon this Saturday at Kenilworth Wardens.

Himley piled on the runs in Premier Two to pull off an 81 run  success over relegation threatened Worfield.

Allrounder Ollie Walker was in exceptional form for Himley by scoring 70 with the bat and then bagging bowling figures of three for 27.

Walker was backed up by Bilal Hussain who scored 60 while Jeevan Klair and James Lunn both supplied half centuries as Himley reached 288 for five.

Worfield took up the chase in reply with Joe Arnold scoring 53 but the Shropshire side fell short on 207 all out in the 39th over, Northamptonshire's Graeme White  claiming three for 34.

Bromsgrove suffered a 43 run beating from promotion chasers Harborne in a high scoring affair.

Overseas player Swapnil Gugale struck a sublime 169 off 124 balls, his innings included 18 fours and seven sixes.

Gugale was backed up by Jimmy Clifford  who added a further 61 as Harborne reached a huge total of 353 for eight.

Credit to Bromsgrove who went on the attack in reply, former Worcestershire wicketkeeper Alex Milton in magnificent form by scoring 132 off 122 balls, while Connor Smith kept him company with a further 73 runs.

But Bromsgrove finally fell short on 310 all out, Scotland's Jasper Davidson picking up figures of  three for 41.

Bromsgrove host rock bottom Wem this Saturday while Himley face a tricky trip to Lichfield.