OMBERSLEY moved up to second in Birmingham Cricket League Premier Division Two with a seven-wicket win at Tamworth.

They made light work of the strugglers who were bowled out for 167 after an uncontested toss.

James Rudge hit a dogged 56 not out from 137 balls as Tamworth were made to work hard for every run by off-spinners Neil Slade (3-22) and Oliver Uffindall (3-45).

An opening partnership of 109 between Liam Gwynne (88) and Nick Hammond (30) set up an easy win for an ever-improving Ombersley side who look well set for an immediate promotion back to the top tier.

Fine bowling by veteran Gareth Williams (4-31) against one of his former clubs saw Harborne slump to 103-7 against Bromsgrove.

But he was unable to defeat opener Swapnil Gugale who hit 106 from 129 balls as Harborne recovered to 209 all out.

Gugale was assisted in an eighth-wicket stand of 85 by Jack Holloway (50).

Skipper James Hunt then took over for Harborne, taking the first four Bromsgrove wickets by the time the total reached 63.

George Land stepped up to take 4-59 and Hunt (5-38) returned to the attack to take a fifth wicket as Bromsgrove fell 34 runs short despite 65 from Worcestershire's Alex Milton.

Harborne now lead the division.

At the other end of the table, a virtuoso performance from Worcestershire’s Daryl Mitchell against Bridgnorth lifted Brockhampton off the bottom thanks to their first win of the season.

Mitchell compiled a masterly 126 from 146 balls as Brockhampton closed on 275-6 after 55 overs.

Adam Hewlett (62) helped Mitchell to add 132 for the second wicket and Param Uppal (57) joined him in a stand of 91 for the third wicket.

After Ian Gregory had been dismissed with the total on eight, Mitchell (7-39) then took over with the ball, taking seven of the next eight wickets to fall as Bridgnorth collapsed to 109 all out.

The total would have been a lot less without a last-wicket stand of 47 between Mark MacPherson-Lees (30) and Sam Baugh (20no).

The only draw of the day in both divisions came at Halesowen where the home side finished a long way behind after an early batting collapse against Barnards Green.

Phil Harris played a leading role for Green. With the bat he scored 78 in a total of 251-5 after Worcestershire all-rounder George Rhodes hit 100.

Harris (3-36) then made early inroads into the Halesowen innings as they slumped to 12-4.

But stout resistance from Masharraf Shazad (41no), Eddie Rhodes (41) and Wes Griffiths (33) saw them to 169-8 from 55 overs.

An elegant 106no from Worcestershire's Oliver Westbury off 130 balls eased Himley to a six-wicket win against Leamington Spa.

In Division One, Kidderminster batted first against bottom-of-the-table Kenilworth Wardens in a 53-run success.

Their total of 267-4 featured a fourth-wicket stand of 120 between Shameer Ahmed (101no) and Neil Pinner (100).

In reply, Wardens were bowled out for 214 with Chris Steele taking 7-54 for Kidderminster who moved up to fourth place in the table.

A sixth-wicket stand of 95 between Imandeep Kang (98no) and Brinder Phagura (75) helped Moseley recover from 89-5 to a highly-respectable 262-7 against Barnt Green.

The consistent Andy Sutton took 3-54 for the visitors who were all out for 173 in response.

Tom Brown (41) top scored with Usman Awan taking 4-25 and Phagura collecting 3-48 for Moseley.

Dillon Pennington claimed the final two wickets as Shrewsbury edged out West Bromwich Dartmouth by two runs.

The fit-again Worcestershire paceman had earlier made a crucial contribution in a low-scoring game of 32 batting at number seven in Shrewsbury’s 157 all out.

In a tense finish, Pennington returned to the attack to knock back the ninth Dartmouth wicket on 134 and then Manraj Johal (32). His final figures were 9.2-1-39-2.