DARYL Mitchell helped Brockhampton to a vital win in their Birmingham & District Cricket League Division One tie against Halesowen by taking a vital wicket with the ball.

The Worcestershire right-arm medium bowler took 2-32 and it was the wicket of Shropshire batsman Alexei Kervezee, on 73 at the time, which swung the match in the hosts favour.

Halesowen won the toss and put the hosts into bat making inroads immediately when Mitchell fell for eight runs.

However, half centuries for Ian Bullock and Joe Crichard helped Brockhampton to 228-6 before the tail also contributed to finish their 55 overs on 276-9.

With the ball Jamie McIlroy and Toby Abernethy took early wickets as Halesowen fell to 24-3. However, an 81-run partnership between Kester Moseley (52) and Kervezee (73) boosted their innings.

Moseley was ran out by Luke Tulacz and Kervezee bowled by Mitchell and caught by Ian Bullock to leave their side 174-6.

That left bowler Adam Hewlett to rattle through the tail taking three wickets for seven runs.

"It's good to get a win at last and they were quite a good side with a couple of star players," said Hewlett.

"Daryl Mitchell taking the wicket of Kervezee was a massive wicket for us. Despite Daryl only getting eight with the bat we batted well and everybody chipped in all the way through.

“We have now got a big game this weekend at Bromsgrove who are down the bottom end so we need to push on and get another win to get out of the bottom two and put more distance between ourselves and Wellington.

"We need to win this weekend desperately as if they win the gap between us will go out to 50 points. We are now at the half-way stage and we had hoped to still be in touch at this point as we get more players back and hopefully move up to mid-table."

Brockhampton will be hopeful that Worcestershire allow Mitchell to play due to a county T20 fixture on Friday night and another tie on Sunday.