KIDDERMINSTER clinched a commanding 140 run success over Walsall in a weather restricted Birmingham League Premier One clash.

Half an hour's delay until the start of play meant the match was reduced to a 51 over affair.

But Kiddy made light of the conditions when batting first by accumulating 240 for eight.

Former Worcestershire opening bat Matt Pardoe made 55 off 67 balls while skipper and one-time county colleague Neil Pinner plundered a half century.

Callum  Bennett compiled a further 34 as runs flowed throughout the order despite the early efforts of Walsall strike bowler Jordan Bulpitt who picked up figures of four for 58.

Walsall were never in the hunt when they replied after being reduced to 50 for five, a position from which they never recovered as they finally collapsed to 100 all out in the 35th over.

Chris Steele continued his superb season with the ball by taking three for 26 while Ben Parker picked up four for 25.

Liam Weston gave little away with a  two for 12 return from 10 overs, five of which were maidens while Charlie Stainforth with one for 15 from seven overs accounted for the remaining wicket.

Premier One rivals Barnt Green missed out when their match with Moseley was called off on Saturday morning due to COVID issues.

Kiddy entertain West Bromwich Dartmouth this Saturday at Chester Road while Barnt Green travel to Ombersley.

Halesowen continue to head the way in Premier Two with a five wicket win over Wolverhampton.

Wolves had few answers to the bowling of James Rudge who ripped out figures of seven for 51.

Eddie Rhodes and Ed Bragg duly bagged the remaining wickets to fall as Wolves were removed for 156 all out at 37 overs.

Halesowen bided their time in reply and took a total of 52 overs to reach their target, closing on 158 for five, wicketkeeper Wes Griffiths and Ed Bragg both remaining unbeaton 28 not out.

Himley suffered the frustration of having their trip to Dorridge abandoned at the half way mark.

Ben Shepperson led the way with 93 as Dorridge posted a target of 259 for seven from a full 55 overs, Matt Jeavons taking three for 41 before play was brought to a halt.

Bromsgrove must have wished their match with strugglers Pelsall had been brought to a premature halt as well as they lost out by three wickets to the Birmingham League newboys.

Ash Newfield made 28 and Richard Kimberlin 27 but couldn't prevent Bromsgrove from slumping to 99 for seven at one point before skipper Mark Evenson with 41 led some tailend resistance.

That enabled Bromsgrove to set a target of 179 which Pelsall duly chased down with six overs to spare.

Former Stourbridge opener Jujhar Johal led the reply by reaching 63 while Sadrian Ward with 46 and Jake Lee on 23 helped place Pelsall over the winning line.

Connor Smith snapped up figures of four for 44 for Bromsgrove who remain in midtable as teams pass the half way mark of the season.

Bromsgrove will hope for better luck when they visit lowly Wolverhampton this Saturday while table toppers Halesowen head for third placed Barnards Green.

Himley will look to cement their second place when they entertain Kenilworth Wardens at Stourbridge Road..