BROMSGROVE remain in the thick of Birmingham League Division One's promotion race where the outcome could well go down to the wire.

That was after Bromsgrove lost by 75 runs to Barnards Green on Saturday but then recovered to scrape a one wicket win over Bridgnorth on Monday.

Highly rated Ryan Tongue reeled off 116 with the bat while Phil Harris added 68 not out as Barnards Green reached 301 for five and then restricted Bromsgrove to 228 for nine reply, Ryan Pedley recording 50.

Monday saw Bromsgrove return to winning ways, restricting Bridgnorth to 176 for nine before squeezing home on 180 for nine.

Alexie Kervezee proved Bromsgrove's match winner, taking three for 41 and then scoring 74 with the bat.

Bromsgrove's destiny remains in their own hands as they must play leaders Smethwick this Saturday and then host second placed Moseley the following week, both games taking place at St Godwalds Park.

Skipper Mark Evenson, who missed the weekend's matches admitted: "We didn't play well against Barnards Green and gifted them too many runs in the field. We will need to be at our best for the remaining three games but there is still everything to play for."