"Greg Chinn, who took four for 38, also claimed a couple of run-outs with two pieces of quality fielding when the pressure was on."

Bewdley had looked well placed for victory at one stage having reached 190 for six but couldn't get over the line as they were bowled out for 202.

Southwick said: "We've got one of the best bowling attacks in the league, if not the best.

"We've got Noman Chaundhry, Waqas Ali, Ghoulam Moyhuddin and Greg Chinn. Anyone of them could open the bowling and would walk into any other side in the league.

"They kept the pressure on Bewdley and forced them into unnecessary errors."

Despite this victory, Redditch still remain fifth in the table but Southwick said: "What this result has done is block up the top of the table. Anyone of five teams are still in with a shout of winning the league and we're one of them."

Redditch host Hereford side Burghill, Tillington and Weobley at Bromsgrove Road this Saturday and Southwick expects to have a few selection posers with several players in the second XI pushing for a starting place as well.

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