BARNT Green skipper Darrel Williams was left to rue more "fine margins" as his side had to settle for a losing draw at Shrewsbury.

Green are winless in their last three games after an intriguing battle at the league's second-placed side last Saturday.

The hosts made 215 thanks to George Panayi's 64 and a half century from Matthew Swift.

In reply, Green started well as Edward Pollock (58) and George Hargrave (42) set the tone.

However, the loss of middle order wickets set them back as they ended on 165 for the losing draw.

It was seeing Panayi dropped early and then a questionable stumping decision against Dominic Harding that left Williams thinking of what might have been.

He said: "It was always going to be difficult against a team that is right up there fighting for the title but I thought we did alright with the ball and in the field.

"Henry Marshall on debut did fantastically well with the ball too.

"We started well, Rhodri Evans was a really good wicket for us but then we dropped George Panayi on 20 and he went on to finish with 64.

"We still thought that if we could get them for 180 or 190 then it'd be a little below par and we'd have a good chance. Tyler Ibbotson came in and hit 30 off 15 balls and just managed to get them to a better position unfortunately.

"Even then our chase has started brilliantly and we got to 111-1 and were batting really well.

"We then had a little collapse and a wobble in the middle order and that cost us. It came after another umpiring decision went again us with the stumping of Dom Harding.

"He wasn't out and it's just very frustrating for us again. That started the collapse off and really halted our momentum.

"It is all about fine margins at the moment because we're not playing badly at all.

"We have a big game coming up now against Smethwick. They are in third place but only about 20 points ahead, so a win would fire us right up to where we want to be."