BARNARDS Green returned to winning ways with a 58-run victory at Halesowen in Birmingham League Division One.

A ton from skipper Ryan Tongue set up victory for the Malvern side who return home to host Bromsgrove on Saturday (noon).

Halesowen chose to field and started with a double-wicket maiden from Charlie Hartley to dismiss Josh Blunt and Adam Wiffen.

Hartley became wayward as Green opener Tongue and Mahaaz Ahmed enjoyed a 50-run partnership off just 45 balls and 100 from 77.

Tongue reached his half-century off 60 balls but after combining for 114 Ahmed was stumped for 36 with six fours.

Debutant Rehaan Edavalath was bowled by Alexei Kervezee for one.

Tongue and Phil Harris were pegged back by Harry Kitchen and Kervezee.

A lofted drive from Tongue took Green past 150 in the 35th over and the run-rate increased when seam bowling returned.

Tongue reached his century off 125 balls in the 43rd over and in the next Green passed 200.

A further 41 came off the final six overs as Harris departed for 23 and Tongue finished unbeaten on 135 off 146 balls with 18 fours and three sixes.

In reply, Halesowen lost early wickets with Ed Kilbee trapped lbw off the second ball by Harris.

Tongue broke through on 25 in the sixth over before Jamie Harris stepped up a gear to bring up the 50 in the 10th over.

With the score on 64 in the 12th over Tongue (2-36) bowled Jamie Harris for 44.

Ex-Worcestershire player Alexei Kervezee and Kester Moseley (27) combined for a half-century partnership before Ahmed bowled the former for 41.

Young spinners Edavalath and Ahmed put pressure on and 132-3 became 153-8 in just four overs.

Ash Brewer took three sharp catches as Edavalath claimed 3-16 on his first-team debut and Ahmed 4-39 to bowl Halesowen out for 183.

Green's under 17s reached the T20 final after a comfortable 42-run victory over Ombersley.

They scored 158-0 through Ben Sutton (52 retired), Edavalath (45) and Ben Brommage (38).

In reply, tight bowling limited Ombersley to 116-5 with Callum Morris taking 3-18.

Green faced Worfield in the final and scored 118-7 thanks to Harvey Smedley (41no) and George Blannin (17).

Worfield reached their target with 2.3 overs to spare despite a fine effort from Green who were the best performing Worcestershire team in the competition.