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Worcestershire County League 18th June results

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016 08:55pm
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Worcestershire County League

Summary of results Saturday 18th June 2016

After a week full of rain, it was remarkable that so many games were played and, once again, our players owe enormous thanks to their groundsmen after some close matches this week.

Division one 1st XIs, leaders Colwall slipped up at third placed Hagley who beat them by 39 runs after big hitter, Joe Lennon, whacked 71 from 36 balls including 8 sixes in Hagley’s innings. As a result, Nomads have re-claimed top spot by winning at Cookley and are now 5 points in front of Colwall who head Hagley by 7 and it is Burghill who complete the top four after they beat Stourport by nine runs.

Burghill are 6 behind Hagley and just 18 points off the top, after a third straight victory, and they now stand 18 points in front of Worcester who beat Droitwich and so sent their opponents into the relegation mire, after a wretched run of recent results.

At the bottom, Oldswinford served notice that they intend to make a fight of trying to survive, as they won for the second time, thrashing Pedmore, and they are now 4 behind Droitwich and 15 behind Belbroughton who beat Bewdley by 20 runs.

Next week Nomads entertain Hagley and Burghill host Colwall in another round of top four match ups. Meanwhile Belbroughton visit Oldswinford as the halfway point approaches.

In Division two 1st XIs, the leaders Redditch resumed their battle to regain Division one status, after being idle last week, and have certainly made up for the lost time by thrashing winless bottom side Alvechurch, whilst the four chasing sides below them were all rained off yesterday as three out of six fixtures fell victim to the worst of the week’s weather.

In the other two matches played, Dominies won at Bredon by 3 wickets with Andy Wilks scoring 92 in response to Tim McVicker’s 110 for the home side and Enville won at Lye by 26 runs after being hurried out themselves for just 82 thanks to 6-28 taken by Rhodri Parfitt.

The next round sees Redditch entertain Wormelow, Chaddesley hosting Evesham and Feckenham receive Lye

In Division three 1st XIs, Bartestree and Harborne’s top of the table clash was rained off and so Netherton were able to close the gap in third by beating Rushwick as Old Vigornians went down to Avoncroft, for whom Dave James scored 102 not out as his side won by 8 wickets. Bartestree still have a 7 points cushion and Harborne are 25 in front of Netherton who head Ovs by a further 5 points.

Kempsey are up to joint 5th after beating Himbleton thanks to 101 scored by Tim Robinson and they and Ross are both 7 points behind the old boys. Ross lost out to Barnards Green and the final match between the bottom two Cleobury Mortimer and Malvern has not yet been reported.

Next round Bartestree travel to Ross and Harborne entertain Cleobury Mortimer.

 

In Division four 1st XIs, the leaders, Martley marched on with a victory at Stourport and Fiveways won at Himley, both by regulation margins.

Astwood Bank are in third following a big win at home to Oldswinford and Claverley won at Bromsgrove thanks to an all-round show by Ryan Mills, their MOM after he scored 58 and took five wickets.

Halesowen and Hanley Castle failed to start their game and the final match was a comprehensive victory for Kidderminster at Alveley.

In a week’s time Martley receive Astwood Bank and Fiveways travel to Stourport.

In Division five 1st XIs, Tenbury stayed top with a win over Barnt Green and Hallow maintained their pressure winning at Old Hill, however, Old Elizabethans continued their good run and in so doing edged ahead of West Malvern who they defeated.

Stourbridge beat Droitwich and Redditch won the battle of the two winless teams at the bottom by beating Enville by six runs.

Next week Tenbury are at Droitwich and Hallow entertain Redditch.

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In the 2nd XIs, in Division one, the leaders, Nomads are now 57 points ahead of Stourport who are second after a seven wicket win over Evesham and Stourport’s  defeat of Netherton.

Colwall beat Hagley, who were second, are so Colwall are now 4 behind Stourport and 7 in front of Hagley.

Next come Bewdley who beat Belbroughton and Redditch beat Worcester to to 6th with Coombs Wood and Pedmore rained off.

In Division two, Feckenham had another big win, this time over Cookley, thanks to Hugh Humphries 109* and they remain 17 points clear of Harborne, who beat 3rd placed Bromyard.

Wormelow have closed up on Bromyard by beating Oldswinford, scoring 320-4 in the process, including 172 scored by their 1st XI Overseas star Lachlan Hartley, some may feel that was a bit of overkill following Wormelow’s 1st XI game being off.

In other games, Avoncroft’s Jon Bird took 6-32 as his side won their first match of the season against Droitwich, Rushwick’s Ryan Lane was unfortunate to end on the losing side as his 119 was in vain against Burghill.

In Division three 2nds, Chaddesley Corbett returned to winning ways, beating Bartestree and stay 19 points in front of Bromsgrove, who beat Claverley thanks to 87* from skipper Neale Ingram. Fiveways are one point back in third after a win at home to Kempsey and Dominies won a close encounter with Bredon after Waqas Ahmed made 109.

The final match saw Charanjit Singh record 134 against Old Vigornians despite James Hayward-Meek taking 5-34 as the old boys slid to defeat.

Division four 2nds leaders Himbleton lost to fifth placed Himley, so it is Astwood bank who now lead the table after winning at Oldswinford. Halesowen are 5 points behind ABCC following a win at bottom side Hanley Castle & Upton and they are joint second with Himbleton.

Stourport are 4th, only 11 from the summit as they beat Martley and Barnards Green beat Ross on Wye with Chris Hill scoring 93 not out in the process.

Division five 2nd XIs joint leaders Hallow and Old Elizabethans both won against Old Hill and West Malvern respectively. Hallow’s match contained an unbroken first wicket stand of 276 between Graeme Fowler who made 143 not out and Neil Strange who contributed 89 not out. Sadly, Old Hill were unable to match these exploits when they batted as they subsided to 28 all out.

Stourbridge are third as they played the only other match to start and defeated Droitwich by 30.

 

In the One team section, Division six leaders Harvington had their game conceded to them so Pershore remain 23 points behind after beating Romsley by one run.

Dave Price made 87 for Hagley but his side lost to 3rd placed Harborne and in the other match played between the bottom two, Highley easily beat Worcester Nomads and have jumped two places above Ombersley and rained off Cutnall Green.

Division seven north leaders Stone did not play and one other matches was rained off. However, in one of those to get completed, Cookley registered only two points at Chaddesley against fellow hirers, Netherton and so remain two behind Stone having both completed 7 matches.

Pedmore won their first match in the final game, defeating Harborne and so are replaced at the bottom by Romsley who lost at Fiveways

Division seven south’s programme was not affected by the weather and Worcester took their chance to record a fifth straight win beating Ombersley Taverners to lead the Taverners and Kidderminster, also suffering their first defeat at Bartestree, by 17 points.

Bartestree are 4th, 14 behind and Bewdley beat Bromyard. Evesham were another side to win at last as they overcame Bredon thanks to Joe Nishigaki taking 4-9 and then scoring 80 not out


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