OMBERSLEY went top of Birmingham Cricket League Premier Division Two with a six-wicket win at basement boys Brockhampton.

They made the most of a rain-hit schedule for many clubs as they skittled the hosts for 129 thanks to Oliver Uffindall (5-40) and ex-Worcestershire ace Gareth Andrew (4-56).

The Ombersley duo took their seasonal hauls to 28 and 34 respectively.

In reply, the visitors were wobbling on 10-2 but a third-wicket partnership of 89 between Tom Oakley (51) and Uday Kaul (46 not out) set up victory.

It took them six points clear of second-placed Leamington Spa who were held to a losing draw at Barnards Green in Malvern.

In a match reduced to 30 overs per side, Phil Harris (58no), George Rhodes (45) and Ryan Tongue (32) led Green to 191-6 after they were invited to bat first.

For the third week on the trot, Nabeel Asghar took four wickets for Leamington.

But the total proved to be too stiff a target and the visitors closed on 123-8 from 26 overs after the loss of four more overs due to an interruption after the match had started.

Jonathan Dovey was their tormentor in chief with 5-45 and Worcestershire’s Josh Tongue took 2-22.

Tongue started on the comeback trail after two months out of action with a nerve tissue injury in his upper arm.

The match between Bromsgrove and Wolverhampton was reduced to 24 overs each and the home side batted first.

Bromsgrove reached 153-5 thanks to a fourth-wicket partnership between Worcestershire's Alex Milton (57) and Deon Patel (49).

Aaron Patel took 3-40 for Wolverhampton who crawled to 74-5 in response after Tom Russell (4-22) scuppered their top order with a fine opening spell which included the dismissal of Worcestershire’s Tom Fell first ball.

In Premier Division One at Chester Road, the match was reduced to 20 overs per side and Kidderminster had reached 139-3 from 15.2 overs when it was abandoned.

Connor Smith hit 56 and Neil Pinner an undefeated 29 to consolidate his place as the second-highest run-scorer in the top division with 537.

Shifnal earned two bowling bonus points from the match but the home side failed to register any for batting because the match was abandoned before 20 overs had been completed.


Berkswell (5 points) abandoned Barnt Green (5 points).

Dorridge 100 for 8 (15 points) drew with Smethwick 88 for 6 (9 points).

Kenilworth Wardens (5 points) abandoned Shrewsbury (5 points).

Kidderminster (5 points) abandoned Shifnal (7 points).

Knowle & Dorridge (5 points) abandoned WB Dartmouth (5 points).

Walsall (5 points) abandoned Moseley (5 points).


Barnards Green 191 for 6 (18 points) drew with Leamington Spa 123 for 8 (8 points).

Bridgnorth (5 points) abandoned Himley (5 points).

Brockhampton 129 all out (2 points) lost to Ombersley 133 for 4 (20 points) by 6 wickets.

Bromsgrove 153 for 5 (17 points) drew with Wolverhampton 74 for 5 (7 points).

Halesowen (5 points) abandoned Oswestry (5 points).

Harborne (5 points) abandoned Tamworth (5 points).