ALREADY relegated Kidderminster clinched their first victory of the season when they claimed a prized six run success over Berkswell.

Victory arrived far too late for Kidderminster who were consigned to the Birmingham League Premier Two next term several weeks ago.

But the win will do wonders for morale after what has proved a wretched season for the Chester Road side.

Electing to bat first, Kidderminster's early order finally came good.

Skipper Neil Pinner set the tone with a run-a-ball 57 and together with Charlie Staniforth who fired a further 40 put on 96 for the opening stand.

Former Worcestershire opening bat Matt Pardoe kept the momentum going by adding another 83 runs .

Pardoe also featured in a third wicket stand of 94 with Nathan Round who reeled off another 24 runs as Kidderminster posted a target of 241 for six off a reduced 46 overs.

Wiltshire left arm seamer Josh Croom proved pick of Berkswell's bowling attack by taking three for 36.

Berkswell were given a revised total of 248 to chase from 46 overs but fell agonisingly short on 241 all out with four balls to spare.

At one stage, Berkswell looked well placed with Chris Whittock scoring 55 while former Middlesex and Leicestershire player Neil Dexter added 66.

But credit to Kidderminster's bowlers who kept plugging away to claim a famous victory.

Charlie Stainforth crowned a fine all round display by picking up four for 37 while Chris Steele secured figures of three for 29, Neil Pinner picking up two for 43.

At the top end of the table Halesowen's hopes of winning the Birmingham League were hit hard following their 123 run reverse against Moseley.

Hampshire's Keith Barker and Somerset's in-form Andrew Umeed both struck 82 runs while Asim Shoaib scored another 72 as Moseley piled on the runs to reach 296 for four from a reduced 41 overs.

Halesowen were never up with the chase in reply once they had lost Glamorgan's Zain Ul Hassan for 71.

Yadvinder Singh snapped up three for 30 while Awais Mohammed captured figures of five for 48 as Halesowen were bowled out for 173 in the 32nd over.

Barnt Green's contest with Barnards Green was cut short after 39 overs . By that stage the Malvern based side had reached 116 for four when play was abandoned through rain,

Himley could wrap up promotion from Premier Two next week at Coventry despite their scheduled game with Shifnal also falling victim to the wet weather.

Former Leicestershire and Worcester batsman Ben Smith struck 38 as Himley posted 140 for four off a reduced 35 overs.

Following another break for rain, Shifnal were given a revised total of 129 from just 24 overs but only managed to reach 30 without loss from 4.3 overs when play was called to a halt.

Bottom of the table Bromsgrove got the better of fellow strugglers Worfield by an eight wicket margin in a match that was restricted to a 20 over thrash.

Shropshire side Worfield were restricted to 77 for eight before Bromsgrove knocked off the runs with 19 balls to spare.

But the result may have arrived too late to save Bromsgrove from relegation as they remain 37 points adrift of safety with only two games left.