Winning draw keeps West Brom in mix
West Bromwich Dartmouth remain in title contention in the Birmingham League Premier Division after collecting 17 points in a winning draw at Barnt Green.
Dartmouth’s top three all impressed with Amit John (70) Kadeer Ali (69) and Omar Masood (47) all playing their part as they reached reached 281-9 in 55 overs.
In reply, Barnet clung on for a losing draw, finishing on 178-7.
Elsewhere in the division, Wolverhampton were defeated by Knowle & Dorridge, who piled up 311-8. Jordan Bulpitt took 4-73 for Wolverhampton, but the team were bowled out for just 162.
Smethwick lost to Ombersley despite an impressive performance from Gurinder Singh.
The all-rounder posted bowling figures of 3-45 and top-scored with 46 as Smethwick responded with 144 runs to Ombersley’s 169.
Walsall’s struggles continued as they slipped to a losing draw against Kenilworth Wardens, who closed on 285-8. In reply, Danny Cox (43) started well, but Walsall faded to 162-8 after 55 overs with Matt Hancock taking 3-32.
In Division One, Halesowen’s Eddie Rhodes took 5-35 as Tamworth slumped to 103 all out.
An unbroken fourth-wicket stand between Alexei Kervezee (52no) and Ed Kilbee (38no) then inspired Halesowen to a convincing seven-wicket victory.
Kidderminster secured a five-wicket win over Bromsgrove, a result that sees them lead the table by 29 points. Himley lost at Oswestry.
There were two derbies in Division Two with Streetly beating Penkridge and Wombourne overcoming Fordhouses.
Kabir Ali smashed 101 as Cannock & Rugeley Hawks hit 302 to beat Attock.
In Division Three, Old Hill beat Milford Hall thanks to a century from Ravi Nagra. Lichfield lost to Newport while 79 from Nathan Crudeli saw Stourbridge secure a losing draw against Handsworth.