Knowle and Dorridge took another decisive step towards winning their first ever Birmingham League title following a three-wicket win over Kenilworth Wardens.
Warwickshire’s Keith Barker bagged five for 32 as Wardens were reduced to 112 all out. Only opening bat Eian Marillier offered resistance with 48 while Nick James proved equally impressive with the ball by taking four for 18.
The Station Road side made hard work of their reply and took 50 overs to reach a winning 113 for seven as Wardens Danny Vernon with four for 32 kept runs to a minimum.
Wolverhampton’s 79-run win over rock bottom Leamington Spa leaves them 44 points adrift of leaders Knowle and Dorridge with just four games to play.
Mike Smith struck 70 and Worcestershire’s David Wheeldon added 67 as Wolves reached 231 for seven.
Richard Howitt then claimed five for 43 as the Spa side slumped to 158 all out.
Reigning champions Walsall had the better of their bottom of the table battle with Bromsgrove before settling for the draw. Teenage talent Tim Maxfield struck his maiden century by scoring 119 and provided the backbone of Walsall’s 232 total.
Bromsgrove then produced brave resistance in reply to reach 201 for six at close as Shaun Levy struck 87 not out.
Walsall picked up four more bonus points as a result which enables them to leapfrog over Bromsgrove and out of the relegation zone.
Moseley suffered a nine-wicket mauling by Shrewsbury after being shot out for 106. Wes Robinson reeled off four for 37 before the Shrews sprinted to a winning 107 for one off just 14.1 overs.
Ed Forster fired 53 while Ryan Bishop remained unbeaten on 48 not out.
Barnt Green did much worse with the bat when bowled out for 72 by Walmley.
Hamza Nadeem helped himself to six for 17 while Paul Griffiths completed the carnage with three for 28. Warmley crept over the winning line on 73 for eight. Andy Sutton’s four for 18 and Warwickshire coach Dougie Brown’s three for 35 threatened a fightback.
Kidderminster Victoria skipper Jonathan Wright snapped up six for 49 in his side’s seven-wicket success over Himley. Wright helped restrict Himley to 213 all out after opposite number Greg Wright top scored with 57.
Matt Pardoe’s 84 provided the platform for Kidderminster’s 217 for three.