BARNARDS Green picked up seven bonus points to avoid relegation in Birmingham League Premier Division Two despite a three-wicket defeat to Bridgnorth.

Mahaaz Ahmed (105no), Phil Harris (83) and Ryan Tongue (40) fired Green to 292-8 from 50 overs.

But Bridgnorth chased the total down with seven balls left thanks to David Exall (84), Niall Madam (76) and Simon Gregory (44) as Jon Dovey took 3-69.

Ninth-placed Green host Halesowen, who are one position below them, in their penultimate league game of the season on Saturday (noon).

Worcester Nomads are five points adrift in the Worcestershire League Division One relegation zone after a winning draw at Cookley in a rain-reduced match.

David White (39) top scored in Nomads' 170 all out before Cookley fell just short on 169-5.

Barnards Green seconds slipped out of the Division Three promotion places after losing by three wickets at Old Elizabethans seconds.

OEs scored 157-7 in 46.1 overs in reply to 156-9 as Ben Sutton took 4-50 for Green.

In Division Four, Eastnor won at mid-table rivals Bromsgrove thirds by two wickets.

Hassan Javed (5-61) and Will Parton (4-57) ensured Bromsgrove were bowled out for 192 with Scott Roberts scoring 63 in the successful reply of 193-8.

At the foot of Division Five, Hanley Castle and Upton fell by eight wickets to lowly Droitwich Spa seconds despite 77 runs from Tristan Robinson.

Will Lloyd (42 not out) and Fergus Neve (4-17) helped fourth-placed West Malvern to an eight-wicket home win over struggling Hagley seconds who were skittled for 117.

Mid-table Malvern lost at home to leaders Chaddesley Corbett seconds by 77 runs after scoring 239-9 in reply to 315-6 declared.

Max White (63) and Lews Hill (62) rallied with the bat for Malvern.

Bromyard seconds’ winning draw against Himley thirds helped them creep into the Division Seven promotion places by one point.

In Division Nine, Droitwich Spa thirds defeated West Malvern seconds by five wickets despite the efforts of Pete Gurr (87no) and Joe Kyte (82no).

Ian Hobbs (4-14) helped Hanley Castle and Upton seconds dismiss Malvern seconds for 125 in a 30-run victory that ensured safety in Division 10 at the expense of their opponents.