IN-FORM batsman Ed Pollock fell seven runs short of an unprecedented third successive century in the Birmingham League Premier Division.
But it did not harm Barnt Green’s hopes of ending their losing run as they got their campaign back on track with a four-wicket win over Dorridge.
Matthew Lamb also performed well with the bat as the hosts chased down 263 for victory.
Despite removing Valeed Butt, Barnt Green’s decision to put Dorridge into bat first did not look like being a good one as Aaron Thomason made 48 off 43 balls. Robert Wigley claimed the wickets of Thomason and Luke Jones who fell for six.
But Mohammed Ishtiaq refused to go away and pushed the score along when David Bell went for 48.
Ishtiaq looked set for a century, but he finished four short of that mark as Joshua Poysden claimed the prized wicket.
Tom Brown did the rest of the damage as he dismissed Ali Ebad, Waheed Iqbal and Andy Thornley.
Similar to Dorridge, Green also lost an early wicket as Sam Cheshire went to leave his side on 15-1. But they bounced back, thanks to some impressive hitting from Pollock. William Baker was also looking good before he was caught by Butt on 40.
But Pollock was the main man at the crease as he reached 93 following 12 fours and a six.
However, this was where his innings ended as Ball knocked over his stumps to leave the score 191-3.
Tom Banton (16) was also clean bowled, but Lamb struck 70 off 58 balls to help clinch Green victory in the 40th over.
Barnt Green travel to Knowle & Dorridge tomorrow (Saturday).