HALESOWEN'S winning spree was brought to an abrupt halt when they lost by 46 runs to local rivals Kidderminster in Group D of the Birmingham League's Graham Williamson Trophy.

Kidderminster  made a cracking start with the bat  when openers Jughor Johal and Andy Kimberlin put on 115 runs for the first wicket.

Johal hit 71 while Kimberlin contributed 52 as the pair laid the foundation for a Kidderminster total of 218 for six from their allotted 40 overs.

The total was boosted further  by Worcestershire's Ben Twohig  who blitzed a quickfire 53 to put Kidderminster in a commanding position despite the efforts of James Rudge who proved pick of Halesowen's bowling attack by taking three for 34.

Halesowen soon lost wickets when they replied and slumped to 59 for five at one stage.

Jamie Harrison then hit 32 while Ryan Lockley reeled off 47 but Halesowen had fallen well behind the asking rate by that stage.

Tailenders Charlie Hartley with 23, Rudge 13 and Peter Scott on 18 provided some belated resistance before Halesowen finally succumbed on 172 all out.

Chris Steele continued his fine form with the ball by claiming three for 24 while Connor Smith and Twohig both helped themselves to a couple of wickets.

Both sides are currently locked at the top of Group D, but something will have to give next Saturday as they meet again at Chester Road.

Bromsgrove are still looking for their first win after being heavily beaten to the tune of eight wickets by Barnt Green.

Handy Andy Sutton  destroyed Bromsgrove's early batting by claiming the first five wickets to fall to finish with fabulous figures of five for four from his eight over stint.

Skipper Darrel Williams then mopped up the innings with three for  17 as Bromsgrove were bowled out for just 106 in the 30th over.

It could have a been a great deal worse for Bromsgrove at one stage after slumping to 37 for six but some late defiance from Alex Wilkinson with 16, Tom Green 25 and Freddie Fallows on 20 not out boosted the total considerably.

The Green took just  19 overs to knock off the required runs in reply.

After Warwickshire pinch-hitter Ed Pollock had perished for a rapid 34, Ben Chapman- Lilley on 26 and  Jacques Banton with 38 saw the Green over the line on 107 for two.

Bromsgrove will require a marked improvement as the sides meet again  this Saturday at Cherry Hill Road.

Himley took a hammering from West Bromwich Dartmouth in Group B.

After inserting Dartmouth to bat first, Himley then spent most of the afternoon chasing leather as runs flowed.

Opening bat Omar Ali put Himley to the sword smashing a boundary laden 127 from 87 balls.

Omar's innings included 10 fours and nine sixes.

Opening partner Ismail Mohammed added a further 59 as the pair put on a massive 191 for the first wicket.

Omar's elder brother Kadeer Ali then arrived at the crease to contribute a further 66 not out and effectively bat Himley out of the game as Dartmouth reached a monstrous 304 for four.

With the match effectively over as a contest, it at least gave Worcestershire's Ollie Westbury a bit of batting time in reply  as he reeled off 78 in a Himley response of 175 for six,  which was still 129 runs short of their target.

At least Himley have an immediate opportunity of revenge this week when they host Dartmouth at Stourbridge Road.