KIDDERMINSTER crashed to a three wicket reverse against strugglers Shrewsbury in an otherwise rain restricted Birmingham League Premier One programme.

The contest at London Road proved the only Premier One fixture to provide an outright result as rain effected all the other games.

Sinel Gunarathne proved in superb form with the bat for Kidderminster by scoring 106.

He found plenty of support from wicketkeeper Vikai Kelley who cracked a further half century as the pair put on 128 for the second wicket.

However, Shrewsbury had an unexpected card up their sleeve in the shape of former Worcestershire seamer Jack Shantry.

Now a professional umpire, Shantry soon turned back the clock by claiming four for 40 off 17 overs of left arm seam.

He helped restrict Kidderminster to 191 for seven off a full 55 overs - a target with Shrewsbury chased down with 12 overs to spare.

Skipper Will Parton laid the foundation for Shrewsbury's reply with 57 while further support was supplied by George Hargrave with 27, Rhodri Evans 23 and wicketkeeper Matt Swift who struck 41.

Strike bowler Chris Steele continued his fine form with the ball by taking three  for 53 but couldn't prevent Shrewsbury from scampering home on 194 for seven.

Barnt Green finished up on the wrong end of a drawn contest following a 22 over thrash with Kenilworth Wardens.

Skipper Ali Zaryab proved in sparkling form with the bat by bludgeoning 98 off only 48 balls before being run out by Adam Hines.

Zaryab helped Wardens reach an imposing 181 for six despite the efforts of  Barnt Green's Andy Sutton  who claimed figures of three for 44 from his seven over spell.

The Green suffered an immediate hammer blow when they replied by losing Worcestershire pinch hitter Ed Pollock to the second ball of the innings.

It was Ben Chapman-Lilley who held the Green's batting together by scoring 53 not out, but it proved to no avail as his side finished well short in reply on 102 for seven.

Halesowen's eagerly awaited contest with reigning champions Berkswell hardly got going.

Only 18.5 overs proved possible before play was abandoned with Halesowen having reached 88 for three with Shane  Setia on 31 not out after Billy Jo Cox had made 29, Grant Thornton claiming all three wickets to fall.

HIMLEY helped themselves to a four wicket win over Shropshire side Wem to remain within sight of the Premier Two pacesetters.

Wem were soon struggling against Himley spin twins Ben Robinson and Northamptonshire's Graeme White who reduced them to 69 for seven at one stage.

Tom Astley then led a tailend recovery when scoring 37 before Wem were removed for 153 all out in the 48th over, White taking four for 32 off 15.3 overs while Robinson finished with figures of  three for 41.

Worcestershire prospect Oliver Cox then led Himley's charge in reply by scoring 43 and found support from both Callum Lea on 25 and Ollie Westbury on 27.

That enabled Himley to coast home on 154 for six in the 36th over.

Bromsgrove had to settle for a disappointing draw against bottom side Worfield.

Basit Zaman smashed 103 not out off 86 balls to help Worfield reach 184 for four declared from 34 overs.

Bromsgrove were given 25 overs back in reply and reached  117 for seven thanks largely to former Worcestershire wicketkeeper Alex Milton who made 61 not out

Wortfield's ranks were reinforced considerably by the inclusion of Warwickshire red ball skipper Will Rhodes who finished with figures of three for 26.

Bromsgrove travel to Lichfield this Saturday while Himley host Walsall.

Barnt Green take on Premier One leaders Smethwick at Cherry Hill, Kidderminster entertain Leamington Spa while Halesowen visit Knowle and Dorridge