OMBERSLEY were crowned Birmingham League Premier Division Two champions to return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

The villagers fielded a strong side against Wolverhampton with five players who have played for Worcestershire this season.

Their attack, which included former County ace Gareth Andrew who took his total of wickets for the season to 46, kept a tight rein on Wolverhampton.

It needed an unbeaten 46 from Will Nield to take the Black Country side to 174-7 at the end of 50 overs.

An opening stand of 77 between Liam Gwynne (55) and Jack Haynes (24) set Ombersley on their way.

Then 38 from Josh Dell continued to take the game to the hosts before Ross Whiteley (26 not out) and Brett D’Oliveira (22no) saw them to the title.

They will be joined in Premier Division One by Leamington Spa who crushed relegated Tamworth by nine wickets while Harborne missed out with a three-wicket loss to Oswestry.

Barnards Green lost by nine wickets to Himley after Jon Dovey top-scored with 72 in a total of 203 all out as Dan Jeavons took 3-34 .

An opening stand of 130 between Greg Wright (97) and Worcestershire's Oliver Westbury (63no) built a strong platform.

It was followed by an unbroken second-wicket stand of 74 between Westbury and Chris Boroughs (30no) with the County professional finishing on 797 runs for the season, level with Ombersley’s Gwynne in third place in the overall list.

Relegated Brockhampton lost by eight wickets at Halesowen as they finished on 189-9 after deciding to bat first.

Chris Powell (70) and Dominic Badger (50) scored half-centuries but their shortcomings with the ball were ruthlessly exposed as Halesowen raced to 191-2 in response in 19.3 overs.

Ex-Worcestershire player Alexei Kervezee (75no) and Ryan Lockley (62no) added 131 as Brockhampton suffered another fruitless afternoon.

Bridgnorth’s six-game winning streak was ended by Bromsgrove who scored 316-3 in 50 overs to win by 138 runs.

Ashley Newfield (104no) and Jayden Levitt (59) put on 109 for the second wicket.

Then Newfield and Worcestershire’s Alex Milton (96) added a further 170 for the third wicket.

Levitt (792), Newfield (759) and Milton (718) all finished in the top nine run-scorers in the division with team-mate Gareth Williams finishing third in the list of wicket-takers with 44.

Alex Wilkinson took 4-52 to reduce Bridgnorth to 57-5.

Williams chipped in with 2-27 before a robust 61 from Adam Quiney lifted Bridgnorth to 178 all out.

In Division One, Barnt Green beat Shifnal by 75 runs to leapfrog them into third place in the table.

Dom Harding (72), Dan Meredith (53), Will Baker (48) and Zain ul-Hassan (48) boosted Green to a match-winning total of 288-8 before Shifnal replied with 213 all out.

Steven Leach (68) and Shane Setia (53) recorded half-centuries for Shifnal while Andy Sutton’s 3-49 for Green took his tally to 50 wickets for the season which was the highest in the top tier.

In a low scoring match at Chester Road, Kidderminster scraped home by one run against West Bromwich Dartmouth.

Kidderminster’s total of 127 all out in 41.5 overs proved to be just enough thanks to 31 from Charlie Stainforth.

Amit John took 3-10 for Dartmouth but their innings began badly, slipping to 42-5 and 62-7 when Kadeer Ali was dismissed for 32.

Ian Stevenson (23) and Manraj Johal (26) led a fightback but Stainforth (3-20) took the last three wickets.

Kidderminster kept their noses in front and confirmed seventh place on their return to the top division following promotion at the end of 2018.

In the promotion play-off group between the county league winners, Worcestershire League champions Astwood Bank started with a losing draw against Pelsall from Staffordshire.

Pelsall won the toss and reached 242 all out in 49.5 overs thanks to Todd Henderson (74), Tom Boyd (47) and Paul Grainger (32).

Jake Price, Dan Thomas, Josh Baker and Joel Haslam took two wickets each for Bank who then reached 226-8 with 68 from Tom Pedley and 65 from Connor Adams.

Pelsall took 14 points from the game and Bank nine.