ADAM Finch kept his cool to guide Himley to a narrow victory against Brockhampton.

Himley secured their first success of the season thanks to the one-wicket away win last Saturday.

Stuart Wedge took four wickets and Jamie Turner three as the hosts were bowled out for 171 after being put into bat.

Opener Adam Hewlett (41) top scored for Brockhampton before Euan Wentworth struck.

Himley struggled in reply as Oli Westbury was bowled by Jamie McIlroy for a duck.

Nikhil Vaidya (6), skipper Greg Wright (3), Chris Boroughs (8) and Kris Green (0) all fell cheaply as the visitors struggled.

Bilaal Hussain (30) and Turner (42) offered the only resistance. Turner's quick-fire knock got his side back on track before Finch completed the job.

He ended unbeaten on 37 along with wicketkeeper Jack Whittaker (11 not out) to edge Himley over the line.

Captain Greg Wright said: "We seem to have started where we left off last season. It was a real rollercoaster of a game.

"I think we were probably rusty with the ball and dropped a few catches and we let them get too many.

"They have a really good left-arm seamer in Jamie McIlroy. He bowled beautifully and we were quickly staring down the barrel.

"We were dead and buried but the middle order showed their ability.

"They did brilliantly and it was a really proud moment as a captain the way they fought back. 

"We know we need to improve but it gives us a real boost."

Himley will look for back-to-back win when they welcome Barnards Green this Saturday (noon start).