With Staffordshire losing away to Notts by 51/2 - 91/2, Warwickshire's big win, also away, at Moseley against Worcestershire keeps the Bears in contention for the 2006 Midland League title.
County Captain for Warwickshire's centenary year, Graham Hargreaves, has held the position before and amidst successes, Worcestershire have in the past been a bete noir to his teams; but not yesterday when some superlative foursomes play produced a 4-1 lead at lunch.
The sub-par play of the Warwickshire team in the singles continued to bring points, with only one of the first eight matches going Worcestershire's way. It was the reverse at Coxmoor in the Staffordshire vs Notts match, where after drawing the foursomes two points apiece, Staffordshire could not find singles points until later in the order when the match was all but over.
The good news for Warwickshire continued when their seconds remained unbeaten after a much closer match against Worcestershire seconds, winning by 9-8 at Edgbaston.
Hargreaves now has to decide on the seven (plus a medical reserve) he will take to Princes GC in late September at the English County finals where they will play favourites Yorkshire in the first of the three round-robin matches.