BARNT Green are just three games from Lord's after victory in the regional final of the ECB National Club Championship.

Green overcame Birmingham and District League rivals Shrewsbury by 28 runs last Sunday.

A half century from William Baker and 40 from George Hargraves saw visitors Barnt Green make 207 from their 40 overs.

Three wickets for Peter Scott and two for skipper Darrel Williams helped restrict Shrewsbury to 179-8.

They will now face Bath in the last 16 on July 21.

Williams said: "It was a nice one to win and we can now look forward to a big game at Bath.

"We go into the unknown a little now as we play against a team not in our league.

"We did well to get the score we got, especially after we lost Ed Pollock early.

"George Hargrave made runs on his return to the side and we were then able to go a bit harder at the end of the innings.

"We got the spinners on with myself and Pete Scott and caused them problems and got the win."

"Bath play in the city centre so it'll hopefully be a big crowd and it's an exciting time for the club."

Meanwhile, Williams isn't panicking after a narrow loss at home to Shifnal left them in the bottom two in the Birmingham and District League Division One.

Green lost by just one run at Cherry Hill Road last Saturday.

"It was a frustrating one but the boys did really well and I can't take anything away from them," he added.

"We reached a par total and a bit less than we would have liked but we knew we could still cause them problems with our bowling attack.

"We managed to do that, the boys dug deep but it wasn't quite enough. We were also on the end of a few poor umpire decisions.

"We won't panic or look at the league at this stage. It's so close at the moment that we were one wicket from third place on Saturday.

"I know what this team is capable of and a good few wins will leave us right up there."

They now face Shrewsbury away in the league this Saturday.