BARNT Green backed up their first win of the season by bagging a winning draw against bottom-placed Kenilworth Wardens.

Green chalked up a fine 350 from their 55 overs after being put into bat by their visitors to Cherry Hill Road last Saturday.

In-form Ed Pollock made an unbeaten 197 and teamed up with fellow opener Oli Stone (135) to put Wardens on the backfoot.

Andrew Sutton then removed both Tom Brammer and Nick Seager early but Harry Johnson's 49 and Finn McCreath's 39 steadied the ship as the visitors battled to avoid defeat.

Barnt Green skipper Darrel Williams was delighted with his team's showing on a pitch that offered little for the bowlers.

He said: "We dominated the whole game and it was a really positive performance from us.

"The innings from Ed was the sort of innings we aren't used to seeing from him. He started quickly but then from 80 to 120 he really knocked the ball around brilliantly.

"He teamed up well with Oli too and it was great to see him bag his first century for the club. He's got a few starts so far but not gone on and got the scores he'd like, so we were all pleased for him too. There is clearly more to come now as well.

"We gave it everything in the field and on a flat wicket but just couldn't get the final wickets.

"I thought we did well to get the wickets we did get because they shut up shop eventually and blocked it out.

"It's a good way to back up the previous week's win and we can now build from here."

Green now sit fourth from bottom in Birmingham and District League Division One and head to Kidderminster this Saturday (noon start).

"Kidderminster is likely to be another flat wicket so hopefully we can take everything we have learned from this week and carry that forward," added Williams.

Another positive saw Barnt Green secure their place in the final of the Williamson Trophy with a 17-run success over Warwickshire Academy last Sunday.

They will now take on Walsall in the final on a date to be arranged.

Meanwhile, in division two, neighbours Bromsgrove had to settle for a winning draw at Leamington.

They couldn't take the final Leamington wicket to force victory after Ashley Newfield's 132 helped them to 246 from their innings.

The Boars welcome Barnards Green this Saturday (noon).