NEIL Pinner produced a skipper's knock but still couldn't save struggling Kidderminster from another hefty defeat in Birmingham League Premier One.

Pinner plundered a boundary laden 97 off 84 balls but was unable to prevent his side from losing out by six wickets to high-flying Halesowen.

Former Leicestershire and Worcester allrounder Pinner bludgeoned 17 fours and two sixes but lacked sufficient support as Kidderminster were bowled out for 150 after 36 overs.

Zeshan Bashir was the only other Kidderminster batsman to reach double figures with 17 as they struggled to make an impact against Halesowen's bowling attack.

Ed Bragg, Eddie Rhodes and James Rudge all ripped out a couple of wickets before Masihullah Qazkhill mopped up the innings, including Pinner's wicket to finish with figures of four for 11.

In reply, Kidderminster were given a brief glimmer of hope when Lee Ashton removed opener Luke Tulacz with only four runs on the board.

Aussie Ben Tredget then laid the foundation for victory when scoring 47 before one time Worcestershire and Holland player Alexei Kervezee finished Kidderminster off with a quickfire 67 not out from 39 balls helping Halesowen to a winning 154 for four in the 33rd over.

Barnt Green suffered the agony of an abandoned game against Moseley.

Rain had already reduced the contest to a 40 over affair when the Green took first strike.

They posted a pleasing 185 for nine before Moseley's reply was cut short after just 7.3 overs with the score on 61 for two.

Ben Chapman -Lilley led the way with 42 while Ollie Cox cracked a further 41 while Dan Meredith kept the scoreboard ticking over with another 32.

Yadvinder Singh proved pick of Moseley's bowling attack by taking four for 40 while Awais Mohammed with two for 26 and Ali Awan who claimed two for 54 helped keep the Green total in check.

Moseley took up the chase in reply through former Warwickshire and Hampshire player Keith Barker who blasted 38 not out before the heavens opened again, Robbie Shurmer snapping up the wickets to fall by finishing with figures of two for 20.

Bromsgrove found themselves blitzed by Lichfield after being bowled out for just 47 runs in Premier Two.

The Bromsgrove batsmen had no answer as they were blown away by the bowling of James Wilkinson and Brinder Phagura in the space of 25 overs.

Wilkinson finished with figures of five for 24 off 13 overs while Phagura picked up three for 19.

Lichfield knocked off the required runs inside eight overs when reaching 48 for two.

Himley came tantalisingly close to victory against Tamworth.

Chasing a Tamworth total of 183 for seven from a reduced 40 overs, Himley had reached 171 for six when rain halted play with 10 balls still remaining.

Callum Render reeled off 96 for Tamworth while Northamptonshire's Graeme White had kept the innings in check by taking three for 59 from his 12 overs of left arm sin,

In-form batsman Ollie Westbury led the charge in reply with 55 while Navindu Vithanage added another 40 before the rain's untimely interception halted play.