BARNT Green bounced back in style following the previous week's batting disaster at Dorridge by securing as resounding victory over West Bromwich Dartmouth in the Birmingham League Premier Division courtesy of the Duckworth Lewis System.

The Green posted a target of 248 for eight on a tricky batting wicket before restricting Dartmouth to 120 for six when rain arrived to bring proceedings to a premature halt in the 20th over.

By that stage, Dartmouth were 45 runs behind the asking rate.

Green skipper Andy Sutton said: "The players responded really well and it just showed the character and talent of the side.

"It took a lot of guts and determination to reach 248 as the ball was swinging about all over the place."

Aussie James Psarakis and Warwickshire's Josh Poysden both scored 46 with Sutton adding a further 37.

But Sutton was equally impressed by his side's bowling with 18-year-old Adam Hines opening the attack with Sutton and snapping up three for 47.

Sutton said: "Adam has improved massively since the start of the season. He's just turned 18 and has been in and out of the 2's this season, but when he's played for the first XI, he's taken his opportunity.

"He's a 6ft 2ins seamer who gets the ball to swing away from the right hander. He's responded really well to everything we've asked of him and I believe he will only get quicker."

Together with Sutton, who snapped up two for 23, the pair reduced Dartmouth to 33 for four at one stage before Rawlston Tappin with 49 staged a recovery.

The Green look to bring down the curtain on this season in winning style when they host already relegated Brockhampton at Cherry Hill Road.

Sutton added: "We will be looking to field the strongest side possible and finish on a winning note."