HIMLEY must win their final game of the season to make sure they can return to top flight Birmingham League cricket next term after their penultimate fixture of the season saw them tie with Coventry and North Warwicks.

Chasing a Coventry target of 247 for eight , Himley looked well placed when Connor Smith cracked 111 while Ollie Walker added another 45.

They took Himley to within 42 runs of victory with 50 balls and seven wickets remaining.

But the runs dried up from that point and the game boiled down to Himley requiring two runs for victory off the final ball, but Northamptonshire's Graeme White could only manage a single to level the scores.

It means Himley must beat Bromsgrove in their final fixture, otherwise they can be overtaken by Harborne.

Bromsgrove are already resigned to relegation and life in the Worcester County League next term.

But Bromsgrove are not going down without a fight as they proved with a 56 run success over Dorridge.

Amaan Hassan hit 99 in Bromsgrove's total of 189 for seven before bowling Dorridge out for 133.

The excellent Alex Wilkinson set the wheels for victory in motion with a lively opening spell that resulted in figures of three for 17.

Kidderminster have long been destined for Birmingham League Premier Two cricket next term but were unlucky to lose out against reigning champion s Smethwick by nine runs.

Set to chase a Smethwick total of 231 all out Kiddy were well placed to record a second successive victory at 193 for five before a lower order collapse resulted in a final total of 222 all out.

Matt Pardoe played his part, the former Worcestershire opening bat scoring 69 having taken two for 25 with the ball while Liam Weston and Zeshan Bashir both bagged three wickets.

Barnt Green easily beat Kenilworth Wardens by 113 runs.

Jacques Banton top scored with 45 as the Green posted 239 all out and then removed Wardens for 126.

Andy Sutton was again pick of the Green's bowling attack by taking four for 44 but was well backed up by Adam Hines with three for 25 while Darrel Williams snapped up three for 30.

Runs flowed for Halesowen who beat Wolverhampton by 78 runs.

Ben Tredget thumped 95 while skipper Alexei Kervezee added 77 not out with Luke Tulacz on 57 as Halesowen built a huge total of 333 for five from their allotted 50 overs.

Wolves were never up with the rate when they replied, closing on 255 for eight.