BARNT Green are still looking for their first win of the new Birmingham League Division One season after defeat to Berkswell.

Green sit second from bottom following last Saturday's 158-run home loss and are winless from their opening four games.

They were left to chase 251 for victory after winning the toss and choosing to field.

Andrew Sutton and Neylan Chauhan removed the Berkswell top order but an unbeaten 101 from number six Tom Lewis helped the visitors to Cherry Hill Road reach a competitive total.

Barnt Green's reply never progressed after a solid start. Opener Ed Pollock top scored with just 33 as the home side were bowled out for 92.

Skipper Darrel Williams said: "It was always going to be a tough game for us and the fixture list hasn't been the kindest to us at the start of the season.

"We had them at 120-6 at one stage and thought we might be able to restrict them to 180 but then Tom Lewis has put in one of the best innings a lot of our lads have seen at that level. He was hitting the ball all over the place and that just took it away from us at a key time.

"They are also a side with real batting depth as well.

"We've just got to pick ourselves up and go again now.

"We've been doing well in the cups this season but not quite finding that in the league where we have just been out-skilled by the sides we have faced.

"There are a lot of little bright moments for us that we need to look to build on. Andrew Sutton and spinner Neylan Chauhan have been bowling really well.

"We're not that far from where we want to be but we just need to get that first win on the board."

Green will face another tough task when they go to second-placed Dorridge this Saturday.