KIDDERMINSTER crashed to a 68 run reverse against early season pacesetters Wolverhampton in Birmingham League Premier One.

In view of the unprecedent amount of wet weather that has haunted the season so far, Wolves did remarkably well with the bat when inserted to take first strike by scoring 170 all out after 45 overs.

Opening bats Warrick Fynn with 33 and Ramanjot Jaswar ,who made 21, put on 50 for the first wicket.

New Zealand recruit Ben Horne then held the remainder of the innings together by scoring 78  not out off 86 balls.

Zeshan Bashir proved the pick of Kidderminster's bowling attack by taking four for 42, but it proved to no avail when his side replied.

Only former county star Graham Wagg made any impact with the bat by scoring 38.

Tom Powell plundered a further 14, but he was the only other Kidderminster batsmen to reach double figures as the Chester Road side  crumbled to 102 all out in 42 overs with Zia Ul Haq  Perwani and Warwick Fynn both finishing with three wickets apiece.

Former Worcestershire and Holland international Alexei Kervezee stole the show for Halesowen as  they beat Premier One newboys Barnards Green by four wickets.

Rising Worcestershire prospect Rehaan Edavalath struck a splendid 66 and found plenty of support from former Worcestershire and Leicestershire player George Rhodes who added an unbeaten 49 not out while Tom Holland  provided a further 42.

They enabled Barnards Green to build a competitive total of  207 for seven from a full 50 overs, Buckinghamshire allrouder Ed Bragg bagging three for 34 .

The classy Kervezee then took the game away from Barnards Green in reply when hitting 86 not out off 87 balls.

He shared an unbroken seven wicket stand of 86 with James Rudge who remained unbeaten on 28 not out at close.

However, the wet weather is still having an adverse impact on the season.

Barnt Green's Premier One contest with Knowle and Dorridge was abandoned, while Premier Two games between Bromsgrove and West Bromwich Dartmouth plus Himley's trip to Dorridge all suffered a similar fate.