KIDDERMINSTER'S catastrophic  run of form in Birmingham League Premier One cricket continued when the Chester Road side were brutally brushed  aside by newboys Barnards Green who beat them by an almighty 180 run margin.
The result leaves Kidderminster already cut adrift at the bottom of the table some 55 points from safety at the half-way point of the season.
Runs flowed when Barnards Green took first strike, amassing 293 for three from their allotted 55 overs.
Opener Rehaan Edavalath carried his bat for an outstanding 138 not out off 171 balls, his innings containing  14 fours and three sixes.
Edavalath was backed up by former Worcestershire and Leicestershire allrounder George Rhodes who added a further 62, the pair putting on 134 for the third wicket.
Phil Harris kept the scoreboard ticking over with 48 not out as the Kidderminster bowling attack was put to the sword.
Worse was to follow as Kidderminster crumbled in their reply to 113 all out after  35 overs.
Dylan Griffiths provided top score of 28 not out, but there was precious little else to enthuse about as the Kidderminster batsmen collapse against the leg spin of Max Bentley who took five for 61 while Rhodes ramped up the pressure still further by claiming three for 34.
Kidderminster weren't the only side to suffer a severe beating as leaders Halesowen crashed to an eight wicket reverse against close rivals Barnt Green.
Halesowen had no answer the Green's seam attack after being skittled out for just 75 runs in the space of 26 overs.
Adam Hines again took the bowling honours by bagging figures of four for 18 but was ably backed up by strike bowler Andy Sutton who snapped up three for 30 while Robbie Shurmer  also got amongst the wickets when taking three for 27.
Barnt Green breezed home in reply reaching 76 for two in just 15 overs.
Ben Chapman-Lilley cracked a quickfire 45 not out while wicketkeeper Amrinder Brar added 20 not out.
Halesowen slip back to fourth place as a result of this setback and will bid to bounce back this Saturday when they visit powerful Knowle and Dorridge while The Green host Ombersley.
Kidderminster can only hope for an upturn  in fortunes when they entertain Kenilworth Wardens.
Himley are going great guns in Premier Two especially after blitzing Bromsgrove by 157 runs.
There were runs aplenty as Connor Smith with 46, Ollie Westbury 34, Ollie Walker 50, Graeme White 39 and James Lunn on 28 had Bromsgrove chasing leather throughout the afternoon.
Sahil Mahmood managed to pick up four wickets, but at a cost of 83 runs while  Amaah Hassan  claimed three for 72.
But a Himley total of 245 for eight proved way beyond Bromsgrove in reply who were reduced to 88 all out.
In-form batsman Jayden Levitt provided 46 of that total but his team mates soon perished against the bowling of  James Lunn who lapped up outstanding figures of  six for 40 from his 17 over spell.
Lunn was well backed up by Hasitha De Silva who took two for 22 while Northamptonshire's White secured two for six with his spin bowling.
Himley have now moved to within a couple of points of leaders Dorridge going into this Saturday's game at home to Harborne while Bromsgrove will look to do much better at Leamington Spa.