PROFESSIONAL cricketer Daryl Mitchell led with the bat and ball as Brockhampton clinched a vital victory in their Birmingham & District Premier Division Two tie against relegation rivals Bridgnorth.

With just a winning draw to their name going into the tie the Herefordshire side were in danger of being cut adrift in the relegation zone.

However, 35-year-old right-handed batsman Mitchell, who is a professional for Worcestershire, came out fighting.

Opening the batting Mitchell hit 126 runs off 146 runs in an innings that included 10 fours and two sixes.

With Adam Hewlett adding 62 alongside Mitchell the pair added a 132-run second wicket partnership before the former was caught.

Overseas player Param Uppal also added a half-century before he shortly followed Mitchell back into the pavilion with the overs running out, their side eventually finishing on 275-6.

With the ball Charlie Williams took the opening Bridgnorth wicket with just eight runs on the board before right-arm medium pace bowler Mitchell took hold taking seven wickets for just 39 runs.

Only the closing partnership of Mark Macpherson-Lees (30) and Sam Baugh (20no) helped to offer any resistance as their side finished well short of their target on 109-9.