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Final Worcestershire Cricket League Results

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2016 10:11pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Chris Marsh
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Worcestershire County League

Summary of results Saturday 17th September 2016

The END of a busy season, my usual thanks to those Delegates and Captains who have worked hard to enhance our league, you know who you are!

Division one 1st XI winners Worcester Nomads were soundly beaten by Colwall, who thus recorded a double over them and inflicted Nomads’ only defeat of the second half of the season. For Colwall, Tom Coleman hit a magnificent 117 and Dan Newby took 5 wickets as they confirmed runners up spot as even Innocent Kaia the league’s highest scorer in all matches was unable to prevent his side suffering defeat.

Stourport ended their debut season in Division one with victory at home to Pedmore, who needed to look for Belbroughton’s result before they could be confident of staying in the division themselves. For Stourport, Andy Siwicki made 98 but meanwhile at Droitwich Belbroughton were subsiding to another defeat and will now join Oldswinford in Division two.

For their part, to keep their flickering hopes alive, Oldswinford needed to beat Cookley with maximum points and hope for both Belbroughton and Pedmore to lose with few points but it wasn’t to be as they lost thanks to 16 year old Charlie Barton’s 5-31 for Cookley.

Elsewhere, Worcester climbed to 4th place after a one wicket win at Burghill and Bewdley beat Hagley, thanks to 6-43 taken by Jack Mills. Hagley slipped to 5th place.

In Division two 1st XIs, like Nomads, Redditch are Champions but slumped to a heavy defeat in their last match with Bromyard’s Greg Leighton storming in to take 8-52 on a damp track.

Feckenham’s win at home to Enville settled their own promotion, providing certain conditions are met and also condemned Enville to Division three cricket next season, as they needed a win to survive. They started well enough making 298-8 in their 50 overs, Matt Branch scoring 93, but their bowlers could not contain Danny Bloomer who rattled up 108 unbeaten as his side cruised home with almost two overs left.

Chaddesley had to be content with 3rd place after a win at home to Lye with Asif Iqbal scoring 100 and Mohammed Saddiq taking 6-40.

Wormelow and Bredon both had anxious waits to hear of the Feckenham v Enville match as Bredon lost at home to already relegated Alvechurch and Wormelow had a losing draw at Dominies, for whom Jon Hancock made 158 with Robbie Stonadge replying with 118 for the visitors.

The final mid table encounter saw an exciting win by just 2 runs for Evesham over Combs Wood with Fahim Maan taking another haul of 6-36.

In Division three 1st XIs, Harborne’s win at home to Kempsey sealed their title and the other two contenders for promotion, Old Vigornians and Netherton both won which means the old boys will be competing in Division two next year.

Bartestree’s Ben Chaplin became the highest run scorer in league matches only with his 103 at New Road but it was not enough to deny Old Vigornians.

Elsewhere, Rushwick beat Barnards Green and Malvern carved out a ten wicket win at home to Himbleton as they signed off from Division three with a win.

In Division four 1st XIs, Fiveways won at ten man Claverley to win the Division title by 25 points from Martley who beat Alveley thus consigning them to relegation.

In other games, Astwood Bank and Stourport drew, Himley drew with Hanley Castle after Steve Newman scored 101 and Kidderminster beat Bromsgrove.

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In the 2nd XIs, in Division one Champions Worcester Nomads beat Colwall thanks to Ollie Ranscombe’s second successive century and a maiden one for Nick Jones. Stourport lost at Pedmore which saved the latter from relegation but Stourport were already safe in second place, 50 points in front of Evesham but 78 behind the Nomads. Evesham had a winning draw with Coombs Wood and Hagley beat Bewdley thanks to Maroof Khan’s 98 and Ned Hobbs’ 94 not out.

The result from Belbroughton against Redditch has not been reported but will have little bearing as Belbroughton were already relegated. They will be joined by Netherton, who, whilst Pedmore were winning, were losing at Worcester.

In Division two, Feckenham also suffered the “already Champions curse” as they lost heavily at Enville who finished third behind Harborne who now go to Division One after they beat Lye.

Elsewhere, already relegated Rushwick conceded their match which allowed the other side to go down, Avoncroft to be certain that their win over Burghill would keep them in 11th spot. Oldswinford ensured their place for next season by defeating Cookley and there was an entertaining mid-table mediocrity match at Bromyard where Mike Reece scored 112 for the losing, home side in reply to Droitwich’s 278-5 which included 163 scored by Chris Lester.

In Division three 2nds, Chaddesley thrashed Kempsey and Bromsgrove humiliated Kidderminster with captain Neale Ingram scoring 151*  joining under 15 year old Tom Downing when the score was already 100-4 and nursing Tom to his own century as they added 230+ and were un-parted.

Alex Miller made 101 for Bredon in their victory at Alvechurch, Alveley beat Dominies by one wicket and Ian Strangward’s haul of 6-17 for Bartestree was sadly not enough to stop Old Vigs who won by 36 runs. Lastly, Fiveways beat Claverley.

Division four 2nd XI leaders Stourport crashed to Astwood Bank and so lost the title by 6 points. Elsewhere, Halesowen beat Oldswinford, Himley skittled Hanley for 45 and Barnards Green beat Martley.

In the final match, Himbleton’s Andrew Street scored 145 which was one more than Malvern’s George Parsons but Andrew’s side won by 69 runs. 


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