KIDDERMINSTER crashed to an alarming nine wicket defeat against fellow strugglers Shrewsbury to leave themselves marooned at the bottom of Birmingham League Premier One.

The manner of Kidderminster's defeat will send  the alarm bells ringing around Chester Road as Shrewsbury romped to their first win of the season.

Only opener Luke Powell with 31 made any impact with the bat for Kidderminster who were comprehensively bowled out for just 115 runs.

Harry Darley did most of the damage with the ball by taking four for 19 from his seven over spell while Warwickshire's George Garrett took three for 39 off 12, Alex Ollerenshaw snapping up a further two for 31.

Shrewsbury hardly had to break sweat in reply as they romped to a winning 119 for one in the space of a mere 18 overs after George Hargrave with 50 not out and Will Parton with 55 shared an opening stand of 98 to lay the foundation for victory.

Buckinghamshire Minor Counties player Ed Bragg helped Halesowen to an impressive 82 run success over Ombersley.

Bragg turned Halesowen's batting around by scoring 113 not out off 138 balls to transform the innings.

The belligerent Bragg found a willing partner in James Rudge who added a further 53 runs to the cause as Halesowen recovered from 94 for five at one stage to reach an imposing 266 for eight.

It proved too much for Ombersley  in reply as they were bowled out for 184 in  the 43rd over.

Worcestershire's Taylor Cornell tried to hold the early order together when the opener  struck 58.

But ultimately Ombersley had no  answer to the twin spin attack of Harry Kitchen who claimed four for 25 while Masihullah Qazkhill claimed four for 59.

Barnt Green batted their way to drawn contest at reigning champions Smethwick.

Worcestershire's Kashif Ali set the tone for Smethwick by scoring 129.

He shared a fourth wicket stand of 142 with  Roshan Venkataraman who supplied a further 65 as Smethwick set a huge target of 309 for nine to chase down.

Pears pinch-hitter Ed Pollock then plundered three successive boundaries  in reply but  was then removed for 12 to blow the Green's prospect of a flying start in reply.

It was down to Jacques Banton with 39 and Robbie Shurmer on 41 not out to batten down the hatches as the Green held firm on 186 for eight at close.

That was after Banton and Shurmer had earlier picked up three wickets apiece.

Bromsgrove blitzed Bridgnorth by 142 runs in Premier Two.

Jayden Levitt continued his brilliant form with the bat by scoring a second successive century as Bromsgrove took Bridgnorth's bowling attack apart.

Levitt lashed 127 off  164 balls.

He shared a fifth wicket stand of 119 with Zak Abbas who added an unbeaten half century as Bromsgrove breezed to an imposing total of 241 for five.

Bridgnorth were then swept aside in reply after being reduced to 99 all out after 28 overs.

Former Barnt Green seamer Henry Marshall led the Bromsgrove attack majestically by taking five for 43 off 14 overs.

Himley helped themselves to a seven wicket win over Lichfield.

Wicketkeeper Will Davies struck a defiant 106 as Lichfield recovered from 34 for four to reach 195 for eight.

Himley hit back to post a winning 198 for three thanks to some solid batting by Connor Smith 38, Bilal Hussain with 58 and former Worcester bat Ollie Westbury with 20.

But it was Himley's own wicketkeeper Nav Vithanage who saw his side over the finishing line with a well timed 48 not out.