MOSELEY came close to a remarkable victory against Kenilworth Wardens.
It all looked bleak for the Streetsbrook Road side when they slipped to 111 all out. Only Keith Bell at the top of the innings with 24 and David Powles 35 offered any resistence as Shitansu Kotak took 5-16 and Anthony Wilkinson 4-16.
However, Wardens found the going just as tough as Sharkey Hussain bagged 60-26 to get Moseley back in the game.
But it all ended in stalemate as Kenilworth hung on at 90-9 in a game cut short by the showers across the region on Saturday.
Freddie Eburah, Simon Chase and Michael Bell were the other wicket takers.
Sam Reddish hit a sparkling 64 as Knowle & Dorridge got back in the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League.
The Station Road side swept aside struggling West Bromwich Dartmouth with a ruthless display with both bat and ball.
The hosts were dismissed for just 130 as Nick Warren bagged 3-38, Ali top scoring with 23.
And young opener Reddish was at the forefront as with warren (31) he set K&D on the way to what was a convincing eight-wicket success sealed in just 22 overs.
Victory in among the showers helped Knowle close on Wolverhampton who had their game at Kidderminster abandoned on another frustrating afternoon.
But the top two both had time to grab wins. Barnt Green (175-5) stay at the head of affairs after seeing off Shifnal (170-9).
Meanwhile Walsall had the better of a low-scoring game at bottom club Leamington Spa, the home side's 95 all out never looking like being enough as the visitors won by seven wickets.
This weekend Knowle & Dorridge entertain Himley while Moseley welcome Shifnal to Streetsbrook Road. ..SUPL: