A fine all-round display from Moeen Ali helped West Bromwich Dartmouth stretch their lead at the top of the Premier Division table on Saturday.
Warwickshire's rising star, who celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday and was able to play only because Warwickshire's Champion-ship match against Lancashire ended in a three-day defeat on Friday, took four wickets with his off-spin bowling before hastening his side to victory with a polished innings of 71 not out.
For Barnt Green the misery continues.
Last year's champions still have only the one victory from their first eight matches and find their focus on the other end of the points table.
With Ali, the youngest contracted player in Warwickshire's history, and Dar-mouth skipper, Naheem Sajjad (three for 29), cutting through their middle order, Barnt Green were dismissed for only 124.
It took fewer than 18 overs for Dartmouth to overhaul their target.
Walsall sustained their own title campaign with an eight-wicket win over struggling Shrewsbury.
Paul Byrne took four for 44 for Walsall as Shrewsbury slipped to 156 all out despite Antonio Mullins innings of 62.
Although Warwickshire's left-arm swing bowler Adam Shantry dismissed both of Walsall's openers in a probing spell with the new ball, the in-form Nathan Round compiled an unbeaten 68 to ensure that his side claimed the 20 points and that he was voted the man of the match for the second time in as many matches.
Walsall have won five matches, as many as they did in the whole of 2005.
T heir Namibian allrounder, Gerrie Snyman, is starting to attract the attention of a few counties, however, and could be in demand from now on.
Criucially, he is eligible for Kolpak registration and played for Worcestershire seconds last week.
It was win-less Shrewsbury's sixth loss of the season and they remain rooted to the foot of the points table.
Moseley move up to third place after a 39-run win at neighbours Knowle and Dorridge.
Former Warwickshire and England A wicketkeeper Keith Piper scored his second half-century in consecutive weeks to lead the way in Moseley's 39-run victory.
It was the fourth time this season that man-of-the-match Piper has top-scored for Moseley but he was well supported by Warwickshire opener Ian Westwood (54) and Australian Pete Magafas (58) as Moseley posted 257.
Young Warwickshire and E ngland Under-19 allrounder Nick James led the reply with 74 while Kevin Bray scored 70 in a fourth-wicket stand that threatened to take K&D to victory.
Another fine spell from 18-year-old off-spinner Usman Awan (five for 61) precipitated their decline, however, while yet another former Warwickshire man, the left-arm seamer Micky Bell, polished off the tail.
Worcestershire's Shaftab Khalid took seven for 64 as Old Hill completed their second victory of the season.
Although Wellington started well enough, the matach changed once the offspin of Khalid was brought into the attack.
Old Hill had to work hard for victory. Though former Derbyshire batsman Ruwait Khan scored 50, Old Hill reached their target with only four wickets in hand and with an over to spare.
Shitansu Kotak enjoyed a superb day for Kenilworth Wardens but his efforts were not quite enough to clinch an outright win against Kidderminster Victoria.
First Kotak recorded an unbeaten 131 before taking five for 84 with the ball to undermine Kidderminster's innings after Will Gifford (43) and Mark Mansell (63) had given them a chance of reaching victory. Wardens had to be content with a winning draw, however, as Kidderminster reached stumps with eight wickets down.
Elsewhere Greg Smith, who made his debut for Derbyshire yesterday, scored 128 to help Coventry and North Warwickshire overhaul Himley's testing 255.
Greg Wright (101) led the well for Himley but Smith and Keith Bell (41) led the response and ensured a three-wicket win with a couple of overs to spare.