BARNT Green were able to unleash Warwickshire pace ace Olly Stone on an unsuspecting Knowle and Dorridge this week.

The strike bowler soon made his presence felt, snapping up four wickets as Knowle and Dorridge were duly dismissed for just 59 runs.

Stone has been given the go-ahead to resume bowling after sustaining a stress facture in his back while on tour with England in Sri Lanka.

Barnt Green skipper Darrell Williams admitted: "Olly is capable of getting upto speeds of 92 mph but he reckons he's only up to 85 per cent fitness at the moment.

"I was standing square of the wicket when he bowled and it looked plenty quick enough for me.

"I was glad he was on my side and happy in the fact I didn't have to face him!

Stone snapped up figures of four for 19 from seven overs but found himself upstaged by Adam Hines, who went one better with his first five wicket Birmingham League haul when claiming five for 11 from five overs.

Hines would have normally opened the bowling attack with Andy Sutton but was reduced to second change on this occasion.

Williams revealed: "When Adam had taken his fourth wicket, I brought Olly back to bowl at the opposite end. Adam was worried that Olly would mop up the innings and prevent him from getting his first Birmingham League 'Five-for'.

"He was unlucky to be dropped down the bowling attack, but I had to give the new ball to Olly!

Barnt Green didn't have matters all their own way in reply and lost four batsmen en route to a six wicket win.

Fellow Warwickshire player Ed Pollock perished for five when clean bowled by Jack Grundy.

And at 15 for two, it clearly wasn't all plain sailing asEthan Brookes also helped himself to a couple of wickets but he couldn't dislodge Dominic Harding who remained unbeaten on 36 not out as the Green finally reached a winning 63 for four in the 21st over.

Williams added: "It was a great innings from Don. In any other match it would have been worth 60 to 80 runs.

"Credit to Knowle and Dorridge for getting the game on in the first place. I cannot speak highly enough of them. Their skipper Sam Reddish was really keen to get the game on - which isn't always the case".

The Green are due to travel to Birmingham League champions Berskwell on Thursday night in the National clubs T20 competition.

On Saturday, they visit Moseley in Birmingham League Premier One before making the trip to Walsall on Sunday for the Williamson Trophy Final.