HIMLEY is hosting its popular Black Country Floodlit T20 competition for the 10th year running.

The event started on Monday with holders Staffs Clubs - a Staffordshire Cricket League XI - beating Wolverhampton, and Stourbridge pulling of a surprise success over rivals Halesowen.

Games continue all week as host Himley and returning club Old Hill join the action.

All clubs are again competing for the Joe Brandrick President's trophy. The final will be held this Friday with a 6.30pm start.

The final will also include the presentation and a fireworks display.

This year's competition will also see a real ale tent and gin bar available for visitors to enjoy.

Himley's Greg Wright is delighted the contest has reached its 10th year.

He said: "About 10 years to the day we had the lights arrive. We had six to start with and have 12 now, so you can imagine the amount of light we had compared to now.

"It's great the way it has taken off and it's really the last three years where it has been a fairly similar product and got to exactly what we have to offer with the food and drink as well.

"We've come a long way and it's crazy to think it has been 10 years.

"We really do appreciate all the people who come down to support us and have embraced the competition and bought into it.

"Most nights we have hundreds of kids at the club. It's great to see and great to be part of it."

Meanwhile, Himley continued their Birmingham and District League form with a four-wicket win at Tamworth last Saturday.

Himley remain in the promotion picture but still have ground to make up on leaders Oswestry.

They will welcome Wolverhampton to Stourbridge Road this Saturday (noon start).