Old Hill were knocked out of the Birmingham League Twenty20 Cup with a seven wicket defeat to Kidderminster Victoria.

The hosts began strongly but a dramatic collapse following the wicket of skipper Nathan Round (48) saw them bowled out for just 122.

Craig Wood then hit an unbeaten half-century as the visitors cruised home with more than two overs to spare.

It’s fair to say this midweek competition is not the most prestigious either of these sides will play in this season – a fact reflected by the big names missing in both sides.

Along with Round, Old Hill could only field two other first teamers in the shape of Mike Hingley and Zafran Ali, with the rest of the team made up of second and third XI players.

Perhaps sensing the need to make quick runs, the skipper got his side off to a blistering start with his cavalier innings which included several sixes.

By the time he had nudged one to short extra cover midway through the sixth over, he and Hingley had put on 66 for the first wicket. That however, was as good as it got.

No other player apart from Hingley made it to double figures and after he was the third wicket to go with the score on 92, the collapse was dramatic.

With Round unable to bowl because of a shoulder injury, the final score of 122 looked a fair way under par. With Wood anchoring their innings, Kidderminster never looked in serious danger of losing, despite the loss of two late wickets.