OLD Elizabethans and Worcester Nomads are both embroiled in Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League relegation battles.

OEs dropped to the foot of Division Two after Harborne lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a valuable 104-run win in Worcester. 

James Hunt (57) and Tom Payne (40) helped Harborne to 210-9 at the Memorial Ground as Atiq ur-Rehman picked up 3-39 for OEs who crashed to 106 all out after tea. 

The main damage was done by Srikant Mundhe (5-24).

Pershore continued to make progress up the table even though they were held to a draw by Wombourne who finished on 172-9 in response to the home side’s total of 272-9. 

After losing their first two batsmen without scoring Pershore were helped to their commanding total by 100 from Jon Hancock and 81 from Liam Ridings. 

All the wickets fell to the Quiney brothers Ryan (4-52), Adam (3-77) and Dale (2-56) while a fourth brother Karl top scored for Wombourne with 64. 

Dan Bassett (44) prevented a total takeover by the Quiney family while Matt Brace picked up 4-65 for Pershore.

Nomads need at least three more wins than four of their rivals to avoid an immediate return to the Worcestershire League from Division Three.

Nuneaton earned their first win of the season with Martin Cox hitting 72 as they raced to 264 all out before Nomads were bowled out for 140. 

Cameron Blakey took 5-75 for the Bransford side but the best bowling came from Nuneaton leg-spinner Jason Jakeman (6-51). 

Ollie Ranscombe hit 44 for second-from-bottom Nomads who are now just six points ahead of Nuneaton. 

Astwood Bank continue to set the pace at the top after defeating misfiring Stratford by five wickets on dismissing their hosts for 144. 

Dan Taylor took 3-21 and Thomas Harris 3-36 before Alex Robinson hit 42 to set Bank on their way. Perry Derrick took 3-43 for Stratford.

Liam Gwynne (97), Uday Kaul (75) and Worcestershire's Ben Cox (55) were all in the runs in the Premier Division as Ombersley piled up 316 -7 against Kenilworth Wardens who responded with 200-8. 

Scott Stenning (4-80 and 53) was the leading man for Wardens supported by Tom Brammer with 48. 

Ex-County ace Gareth Andrew (3-34) and Gwynne (3-38) were the most successful bowlers for Ombersley who remain fourth in the table 16 points behind Shrewsbury.

Another side who finished with a huge score were Wolverhampton who made it to 314-3 at Brockhampton.

After a relatively sedate start by Amritpal Singh (61) and Matthew Kleindveldt (54) Worcestershire's Tom Fell (100 not out) and Aneesh Kapil (67) belted the attack to all parts before Zen Malik finished with a cameo 21no. 

Faced with such a daunting total the Herefordshire side ambled to 173-7 in reply with Dinusha Fernando undefeated on 56 while Kleinveldt claimed 4-49. 

Although Kidderminster remain in the bottom two with Brockhampton they boosted their survival chances with a comfortable six-wicket win over Walsall. 

Bruce Thomason hit 71 in a Walsall total of 202-9 with Matt Pardoe taking 4-41 and Liam Weston 3-25 for Kidderminster.

They were steered to victory by Neil Pinner (68), Pardoe (53) and Connor Smith (47no). 

Ed Denham took all four of the Kidderminster wickets that fell for 51. 

Shrewsbury missed a golden chance to take over at the top when they fell to a 28-run defeat at Barnt Green.

The match was dominated by the bowlers who took full advantage of helpful overhead conditions. 

James Psarakis (64) helped Green to weather an early storm after they had been reduced to 21-4 but their final total of 154 looked barely enough to trouble the visitors as Dillon Pennington took 3-38. 

In reply Shrewsbury fared even worse, falling to 19-5 and 43-6 before stout resistance from Ben Stebbings (50no) saw them recover to 126 all out. 

The early damage was caused by Adam Hines (3-31) and Andy Sutton (3-41) before Josh Poysden (3-22) cleaned up the tail. 

In Division One Barnards Green included Worcestershire paceman Josh Tongue (3-52) in their attack but his presence made no impression on Josh Rudge (92), Scott Daly (57) or Ben Maddox (40no) as Tamworth reached 256-9. 

Green were hanging on at the end on 198-9 despite 91 from 96 balls from Ryan Tongue. 

The wickets were shared by Josh Bowker (3-37), Daly (3-41) and James Gray (3-52). 

Arsalaan Mahmood stroked 110 in an Attock total of 229-8 against Bromsgrove who were restricted to 166-8 in reply. 

Ash Newfield took 3-40 for Bromsgrove but only Jayden Levitt (58) showed glimpses of form with the bat for the visitors as Sarmad Bhatti finished with 4-52.