OSWESTRY played their part in a thrilling Birmingham Premier League Two derby before falling to five run defeat at home to Bridgnorth.

Opener Dave Exall anchored himself in and guided the visitors to 295 to defend with a superb knock of 158.

Support from Simon Gregory (20) and Ben Lees (28) helped Bridgnorth along with vital runs while Warrick Fynn (3-48) and Harry Darley (3-51) led Oswestry's attack.

Captain Fynn led Oswestry's reply with a magnificent 173 before falling to leave his side on 274-6 and with victory in sight.

Josh Darley (30) and Alex Hurley (26) also kept the scoreboard ticking.

However Charlie Walker (4-52) kept the pressure on the home order with Oswestry falling agonisingly short of their target.

Meanwhile Frankton opened their Henshalls Shropshire Premier League season with a battling draw at Quatt.

The home side built their innings around their top order with Tom Whitney (48) and Shakeel Richards (51) supporting Oliver Plank (100) before Ryan Wheldon guided his side to 289-7 and declaring.

Jacob Northwood (2-55), Mark Lammie (2-41) and James Wigley (2-30) led Frankton's attack.

Frankton struggled in reply before Thomas Wilkie (78) and Jordan Parry (84no) steadied the ship and Northwood (21no) helped Parry steer their side to 234-6 for a deserved draw.

Gareth Jones (3-46) led the attack for Quatt.

Chirk suffered a heavy opening day defeat in division, crashing to a 108 run loss at home to St Georges.

Lewis Sedgley (97) and Josh Sedgley (54) supported Stephen Taylor (113no) in guiding the Saints to an imposing 319-7.

Andrew Swarbrick (4-71) and Luke Gardner (2-106) claimed wickets for Chirk.

Despite the best efforts of Mark Shaw (50no) wickets fell regularly in reply as Taylor (5-20), Azaad Raffi1 (3-30) and Muhammad Raheel (2-19) completed Chirk's demise for 138.

Elsewhere Ellesmere and Knockin also played out a draw in division two.

The home side posted 149 to defend with Knockin closing on 139-9 in reply to claim a share of the spoils.

Frankton IIs celebrated a seven wicket win over Willey in division three with the home side posting 118-3 with the visitors falling for 116 in reply.