KIDDERMINSTER capitulated to another damaging defeat in Birmingham League Premier One.

The Chester Road club crashed to a six wicket reverse against Wolverhampton to leave themselves well and truly marooned at the bottom of the table, some 85 points adrift of safety.

With six games remaining, Kidderminster need nothing short of a minor miracle to save themselves from relegation.

Once again, Kidderminster failed to put enough runs on the board.

Inserted to bat, Kidderminster were bowled out for 130 runs with 12 overs still remaining.

At one point, it looked as though Kidderminster would fare even worse with the bat when reduced to 48 for six, but belated contributions from Simon Greenall with 29, James Williams on 27 and Ryan Field 23 helped improve the situation.

Charle Jackson caused most of the damage by taking five for 29 from his 12 over spell and was ably backed up by Joe Stanley who snapped up three for 22.

Liam Weston then gave Kidderminster a brief glimmer of hope by grabbing three early wickets as Wolverhampton found themselves in early trouble at 15 for three.

Warrick Fynn put paid to any further danger by scoring 53 off 60 balls and was backed up by Zia Ul Haq Parwani who struck a boundary laden 66 not out as Wolves raced to a winning 131 for four in just 23 overs.

The result was rough on Liam Weston who took all four wickets to fall to finish with figures of four for 40.

Halesowen have gone joint top with Knowle and Dorridge after getting the better of Barnards Green by four wickets following a high scoring contest.

Worcestershire prospect Rehaan Edavalath reeled off an impressive 81 with the bat and was well backed up by Oliver Rogoff who reached 69 with former Worcester and Leicestershire allrounder George Rhodes rattling off a further 52.

Their combined efforts helped Barnards Green post an imposing target of 253 for eight off their 55 overs but it was to prove in sufficient in reply as Halesowen responded with a winning 257 for six with 10 balls to spare.

Former Dutch international Alexei Kervezee followed up a fine bowling display when claiming figures of four for 44 with an imperious batting performance.

Kervezee cracked an unbeaten 116 not out and together with Si Gregory who added 45, put on 112 for the fourth wicket ,which ultimately laid the foundation for their victory.

Knowle and Dorridge now find themselves level pegging with Halesowen after getting the better of Barnt Green by a seven wicket margin.

Impressive seamer Oliver Currill claimed four for 52 as the Green's top order made little impact with the bat.

Cameron Jones then cracked an unbeaten 45 not out and found belated support from opening bowler Andy Sutton who struck 30 not out as the Green reached 170 for eight.

Amir Khan then laid the foundation for Knowle and Dorridge's reply with 42 before Marques Ackerman took up the charge to smash 76 not out from 43 balls.

Ackerman found a willing partner in wicketkeeper James Middleton who made a further 40 not out as Knowle and Dorridge cantered to a winning 174 for three with almost 20 overs to spare after Adam Hines had accounted for all three wickets to fall.

Ollie Walker was in outstanding form with the bat to help Himley go second in Premier Two,

Walker walloped a wonderful 101 not out off 142 balls as Himley beat fellow promotion rivals Dorridge by 80 runs.

Walker found support from Sri Lankan Nav Vithanage who supplied another 76 runs, the pair coming together when Himley's score stood at 28 for three and took the total to 176 for four.

Himley went onto post 206 for five despite the presence of Leicestershire seamer Chris Wright who finished with figures of three for 51.

Dorridge fell well short in reply when reduced to 126 all out in the 44th over.

Spin twins Ben Robinson with six for 39 and Northamptonshire's Graeme White with three for 35 caused all the damage despite the efforts of Dorridge's veteran Aussie David Ball who made 47 not out before running out of partners.

Bottom side Bromsgrove blitzed a huge total of 289 for seven and still finished up losing out to leaders West Bromwich Dartmouth by a five wicket margin.

Ash Newfield knocked off 118 runs while wicketkeeper Alex Milton kept him company by striking a further 96.

The pair came together after Bromsgrove had suffered an early collapse with the bat after slumping to six for three at one stage as the pair produced a partnership worth 148 runs.

The pair were then upstaged in reply by Dartmouth's Bruce Thomason and Ismail Mohammed.

Thomason thumped 87 but it was Ismail Mohammed - the latest product of the Ali dynasty - who stole the show with 144 not out.

His innings contained no less than 21 fours and two sixes.

There was still time for Warwickshire's Second XI coach Mo Sheikh to smack a quickfire 35 not out as Dartmouth reached 290 for five with four and a half overs to spare.

The outcome leaves Dartmouth 12 points clear at the top from Himley, while in contrast Bromsgrove's Birmingham League status remains in real peril as they stay 42 points adrift of safety.