KIDDERMINSTER couldn't quite overcome a dogged Barnt Green side who dug in to claim a draw following a low scoring Birmingham League Premier One contest at Cherry Hill.

Victory looked on the cards for Kiddy having reduced the Green to 87 for nine in their pursuit of a 138 target.

But last wicket pairing of Andy Sutton and Adam Hines wouldn't budge as they survived no less than 112 balls.

Former Worcestershire opening bat Matt Pardoe with 38 and Sinel Gunarathne put on 51 for the opening partnership after Kidderminster took first strike.

Further contributions from Barney Morgan with 28 and Josh Tidmarsh on 17 saw Kiddy post a total of 137 all out in the 53rd over.

The reliable Andy Sutton continued his rich vein of form with the ball by taking five for 33 off 14.3 overs and found himself well backed by Robbie Shurmer who took two for 21 while Hines claimed two for 29.

In reply, the Green had no answer to the opening onslaught of Kiddy strike bowlers Liam Weston and Chris Steele and soon found themselves struggling at 45 for six.

Weston ripped through the innings by taking six for 28 while Steele finished on two for 51.

At 87 for nine, it looked as though the Green had given up the ghost, but Sutton and Hines had different ideas.

Kiddy's bowlers couldn't prise the last pair out, Sutton staying undefeated on 13 not out while Hines finished on nine not out as the Green ground out a draw on 111 for nine at close.