SEAMER Jamie McIlroy spearheaded a remarkable turn around in fortunes as Brockhampton skittled high-flying Shifnal out for just 32 to notch their first Birmingham League Division One success of the season.

McIlroy, who had bowled well without reward in the previous week's defeat by Tamworth, found his efforts rewarded this time with the impressive figures of 5-15 from 11.1 overs.

"It's nice to get off the mark," said the Herefordshire CCC opening bowler.

"The toss was important - the pitch was a bit soft and we made the most of it with the new ball.

"It was good to get a few wickets; I worked hard for them so it's good to get the rewards."

McIlroy was well supported by Australian Toby Abernethy (2-10) and former Worcestershire CCC skipper Daryl Mitchell who picked up 3-2 to rout the home side.

"Daryl Mitchell brings quality to the side as a first-class cricketer," admitted McIlroy. "He helps all the younger lads settle in with a few words of advice."

Although Mitchell suffered a rare failure with the bat, dismissed for just three, Adam Hewlett (22 not out) and Joe Crichard (10 not out) were able to make short work of the target, ensuring an early finish and a little more optimism for the remainder of the season.

"Our aim is to sit mid-table, survive this year and rebuild next season so hopefully now we can string a few wins together, said McIlroy.