Warwickshire players past and present had a big say in the outcome as Moseley kept their heads to win a runpacked thriller off the last ball at Kenilworth.
On a day of 11 centuries in the Birmingham Midshires League's main four divisions, three of them came at Glass-house Park, two from Kenilworth Wardens batsmen.
But, despite the efforts of Wardens opener Steve Byng (104 not out) and Scott Stenning, who shared a big third wicket stand in posting a seemingly formidable 277 for three, Moseley were in the mood. Nick Warren, now a Moseley veteran at the tender age of 24, responded with an excellent 111.
The stands he shared with Bears second teamer Ian Stokes (45) and another Warwickshire old boy Wasim Khan (62) won Warren the man-ofthe-match award. But it was another former son of Edgbaston, Keith Piper, who proved the old head needed for such occasions when he came in to help current Bear Ian Westwood steer their side home.
While the Wardens drop from third to fifth, Moseley's fourth league win of the season catapulted them three places up to fourth. But, even on a crazy day when the bottom three all won and the top three didn't, it still leaves Moseley well adrift in what still looks a two-horse race for the title.
The main surprise, on a day when leaders West Bromwich Dartmouth had to settle for a draw, was second-placed Walsall's tame surrender at Coventry.
W ith Wellington and Shrewsbury also winning, Coventry's victory was timely. But, even in a league as competitive as this one, it was a surprise just how easily Walsall were disposed of.
The visitors never fully recovered from a bad start that saw them lose three early wickets, two to Freddie Eburah.
And, with Eburah taking two more wickets, Walsall were finally removed for just 100. That left no problem for Coventry, who got home with more than 40 overs in hand, Keith Bell adding to his four earlier catches with an unbeaten 43 that brought him a fourth man of the match award in 11 games.
Old Hill, not surprisingly, made life difficult for local rivals Dartmouth at Sandwell Park. The visitors were never in the hunt to overhaul Dart-mouth's total of 235, in which Shivakant Shukla (49) top scored. But, despite home skipper Naheem Saijad claiming three wickets, Old Hill made sure they did not lose, surviving a few late flaps to hang on for the draw. And the 15 points Dartmouth got from that was enough to open up a 27-point lead at the summer's half-way stage.
The day's main activity was at the wrong end of the table. Bottom club Shrewsbury's first win of the season, to hand Knowle and Dorridge their second shock of the week, was a huge tonic. But it merely keeps Jon Anders' men in touch with Shropshire rivals Wellington, who also won to keep alive their survival hopes.
Anders insisted at the start of the season that his side might be a better bet over the second half of the summer, once Andy Barnard was back from Shrewsbury School duty and Ed Foster free from Loughborough University. And, sure enough, boosted by the return of both men, they won by four wickets at Station Road against a K&D side still smarting from their midweek Twenty20 Cup semi-final defeat to Attock.
But it was Foster's younger brother Rob who proved the star turn, spinning his way to four for 44, backed up by three wickets from overseas signing Antonio Mullins, as K&D were bowled out for just 154.
Anders then he led the way with 43 as Shrewsbury reached their target with more than ten overs in hand.
Spinners Mark Robinson (five for 33) and Adam Byram (three for 11) were the stars for Wellington, as Kidderminster Victoria were bowled out for just 120 in the latest lowscoring game at Orleton Park. Former skipper Gavin Byram then top scored with 30 as Wellington knocked them off for the loss of just four wickets.
But champions Barnt Green lost at Himley to leave both them and K&D  both genuine title contenders at the start of the summer  now keeping a serious eye on their rear view mirrors.
Stand-in opener Jagbir Dhillon's 121, backed by an unbeaten 62 from Stuart Lampitt, was the innings of the day, as Himley successfully chased Barnt Green's 236 for six. Despite the shock of seeing two wickets fall in the opening over, Dhillon's dynamic innings enabled Himley to win with more than four overs to spare.