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Worcestershire County Cricket League Results

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2014 09:51pm
Evesham, Wychavon
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Worcestershire County Cricket League

Summary of results Saturday 2nd August 2014

As we swing into August and the home straight in some Divisions, the weather once again played a very significant part with more than 50% of matches failing to start.

However, those that did exploded with action as excitement continues to mount!

In Division One 1st XIs, Worcester completed a strong fortnight and have now opened what could prove to be a decisive gap of 34 points over Pershore after they accounted for 6th placed Hagley. Pershore, despite Liam Ridings taking his league leading runs tally to 750 for the season, were held to a losing draw by a spirited Harvington, refusing to give into what had looked like looming relegation.

Colwall slipped from 3rd to 5th after a losing draw at Nomads, who have jumped to the head of the chasing pack but are 40 points behind Pershore. For Nomads, Ryan Tongue scored a century as the home side made 261-5 in 42 overs, only to reduce their opponents to nine wickets down for the second week running.

Pedmore and Belbroughton are 4th and 7th after their matches against Redditch and Evesham respectively, fell victim to the weather and the top 7 have now opened a gap of 24 points in front of the relegation threatened bottom five.

In the final match, Bromyard’s fortunes continued to improve with a hundred from Ash Bullock in a winning draw over Droitwich and they have lifted themselves off the foot of the table with 95 points, 5 in front of Evesham but still 14 behind Harvington who are 8 and 9 respectively behind Redditch and Droitwich.

With Worcester’s lead promising to elevate them back to the Birmingham League that they left 10 years ago, and with games running out, it looks as if the relegation battles could be the best place to go for excitement and next week Evesham host Bromyard in what must surely be a vital meeting for both.

Division Two 1st XIs – Burghill and Bewdley both won again and Burghill are now a massive 65 points ahead of 3rd placed side, Dominies.

Burghill stand 30 points in front of Bewdley after beating Feckenham thanks to 111 not out scored by veteran Ed Symonds and 7-54 taken by Ben George. Bewdley, for their part, beat the rain and Enville and Dominies managed a winning draw at home to Coombs Wood who remain 10th, 34 points above the relegation positions.

Oldswinford were rained off against Malvern, and so lost 3rd place to Dominies, and Cookley had a winning draw with Rushwick. Rushwick actually got the same number of points as Malvern, who they still trail by 4 at the foot of the table, but Malvern did not have to play. The final match saw Wormelow beat Lye by 8 wickets. Next week Dominies have to defend their 3rd spot away at Oldswinford in what is becoming the race for 3rd and possible promotion depending on the many “other” issues.

Division Three 1st XIs – top three Harborne, Stourport and Bredon were all rained off which allowed Netherton to close the gap by winning at Ross comfortably. Avoncroft in 5th also took advantage of others’ enforced idleness as they won at Tenbury by 1 wicket despite Alex Mason taking 7-74 for the home side.

Division Four 1st XIs – Bartestree and Lugwardine beat Five Ways and are now 47 points ahead of Kidderminster and surely headed for Division three. This week, it was Nick Frith’s 96 that spurred them on but Marcus Ashcroft completed the day taking 7-60 when Five Ways batted. 

Kidderminster had a winning draw at Bromsgrove with James Williams scoring 105 not out and so they have jumped above their hosts and also Himbleton as all the other matches were rained off. Next week the bottom two, Oldswinford and Himley meet in a vital relegation tussle.

Division Five 1st XIs had three matches played which involved all the top five but the rain could not deny Kempsey’s promotion push as they swept aside 4th placed Astwood Bank with 92 from Liaqat Hussain. Barnards Green kept up the pressure on the leaders with a three wicket win at 3rd ranked Hanley, who they now head by 65 points, despite being 20 adrift of Kempsey who they meet next week at Newland.

The third match played saw a win and position improvement for Stourport who beat Old Elizabethans by just 26 runs thanks to6-58 from Matt Pearson.

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In the 2nd XIs, Division one had only one match with any play and Colwall returned to the top of the table as they secured a winning draw at home to Nomads with Sam Critchard scoring 142. Worcester Nomads have moved up a couple of places as well to 4th and now Colwall head Stourport by 10 points who are 4 ahead of Hagley who are themselves 4 ahead of Nomads who head Redditch by 2 and Pedmore by 4.

Overall, the top six are all within a win of the top. Next week, however, Colwall face bottom side Droitwich, Nomads receive Redditch and Stourport host Hagley.

In Division two, leaders Enville lost to Bromyard and their lead has now completely disappeared, four weeks ago they were 37 points ahead of Bromyard who have now pipped them by one point and Netherton have joined Enville in joint 2nd. The only other match played saw Coombs Wood record an easy 237 runs win over Dominies.

Division three 2nd XI had no matches survive the weather so Burghill stay 34 ahead of Bartestree at the top but four sides are within 12 points of 2nd place.

Division four 2nds leaders Martley won at home to Tenbury and thereby regained the lead by 10 points from Bromsgrove who did not play. The only other match played saw Old Vigornians travel to Himbleton and win by 8 wickets thus cementing 4th place.

Division five 2nds – Stourport lost to Old Elizabethans who thus did their rivals Barnards Green a good turn for the Green’s win at home to Hanley was enough to put them 9 ahead of Stourport.

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In Division six, Canon Frome’s match at home to Netherton survived the weather and their losing draw over previous bottom side Netherton means they are now 11 ahead of Birlingham who did not bowl a ball.

Cutnall Green beat Rushwick in the only other game on and so have moved ahead 9 of Ombersley with four rounds left but they are 10 behind Birlingham who they play next week.

Division seven is still very close after Nomads regained 2nd spot beating Belbroughton and they are now 6 adrift of Worcester who beat Coombs Wood and these two meet next week. For Nomads 14 year old Cameron Blakey took 7-23 out of Belbroughton’s 139-9.

Division eight had only a mid table match between Kidderminster and Bromyard which ended in a draw so Evesham are still 3 ahead of Bewdley who are 16 in front of Colwall with just two matches left. The next two weeks the season looks to heat up again as Bewdley must travel to Evesham and Colwall host rivals Bromyard and the following week Colwall and Bewdley meet at Ghost Meadow, Stowe Lane, Colwall WR14 6EH for the final showdown.

Division nine leaders Redditch and Enville both had matches conceded to them, Redditch’s 5th and the other two matches were rained off. With two weeks to go, if Redditch ever get to play another match is very debatable and should ensure their title in the worst possible way!

 

WCL Tables to 02/08/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div One 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Worcester CC

 

15

10

0

0

4

1

7

0

239

Pershore CC

 

15

8

2

0

3

2

16

0

205

Worcester Nomads CC

 

15

4

2

1

4

4

35

0

165

Pedmore CC

 

15

4

3

0

6

2

30

1

159

Colwall CC

 

15

5

1

1

4

4

21

0

157

Hagley CC

 

15

4

3

0

5

3

35

0

156

Belbroughton CC

 

15

4

0

0

8

3

14

0

142

Droitwich Spa CC

 

15

2

3

0

4

6

34

0

118

Redditch CC

 

15

2

1

0

7

5

26

0

117

Harvington CC

 

15

2

2

0

5

6

32

0

109

Bromyard CC

 

15

1

3

0

4

7

47

6

95

Evesham CC

 

15

2

2

0

6

5

27

15

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Two 1st XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Burghill & Tillington CC

 

15

10

2

0

2

1

14

0

256

Bewdley CC

 

15

9

1

0

5

0

11

0

226

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

15

6

2

0

3

4

30

0

191

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

15

6

2

0

5

2

18

0

185

Lye CC

 

15

6

0

0

4

5

19

0

171

Cookley CC

 

15

4

2

0

5

4

31

1

157

Wormelow CC

 

15

5

0

0

4

6

21

0

149

Enville CC, Staffs

 

15

4

1

0

4

6

29

0

145

Feckenham CC

 

15

3

0

0

4

8

35

0

119

Coombs Wood CC

 

15

3

3

0

3

6

33

0

116

Malvern CC

 

15

1

1

0

5

8

35

0

82

Rushwick CC

 

15

1

2

0

4

8

36

0

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Three 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Harborne CC

 

15

8

0

0

5

2

10

0

215

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

15

7

0

0

5

3

12

0

189

Bredon CC

 

15

6

2

0

6

1

14

0

186

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

15

7

0

0

4

4

14

0

186

Avoncroft CC

 

15

6

1

0

3

5

25

0

174

Cleobury Mortimer CC

 

15

4

1

0

6

4

19

15

126

Ross on Wye CC

 

15

3

1

0

4

7

32

0

124

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

15

3

0

0

7

5

16

0

119

Old Vigornians CC

 

15

3

1

0

6

5

13

0

113

Alveley CC

 

15

1

0

0

5

9

39

0

88

Chaddesley Corbett CC

 

15

6

1

0

6

2

15

101

76

Tenbury Wells CC

 

15

1

1

0

5

8

18

15

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Four 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Bartestree & Lugwardine CC

 

15

8

1

1

3

2

20

0

233

Kidderminster Victoria CC

 

15

6

3

0

3

3

25

0

186

Himbleton CC

 

15

6

1

0

6

2

11

0

177

Bromsgrove CC

 

15

5

4

0

4

2

28

0

172

Claverley CC, Shropshire

 

15

5

2

0

4

4

33

0

171

Halesowen CC

 

15

5

0

1

5

4

16

0

161

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

15

5

0

0

6

4

21

0

159

Old Hill CC

 

15

4

3

0

6

2

23

0

151

Martley CC

 

15

2

1

0

6

6

32

0

104

Romsley & Hunnington CC

 

15

2

1

0

6

6

27

15

94

Himley CC

 

15

1

2

0

5

7

42

0

91

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

15

2

0

0

4

9

21

15

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Five 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Kempsey CC

 

14

11

0

0

3

0

0

0

251

Barnards Green CC

 

14

9

1

0

4

0

9

0

231

Hanley Castle & Upton CC

 

14

6

0

0

3

5

15

0

166

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

14

5

1

0

4

4

25

0

151

Astwood Bank CC

 

14

4

1

0

5

4

22

0

149

Stourbridge CC

 

14

3

1

0

6

4

18

0

112

Barnt Green CC

 

14

3

0

0

6

5

19

15

98

West Malvern CC

 

14

2

0

0

6

6

20

0

90

Old Elizabethans CC, Worcs

 

14

1

1

0

4

8

34

0

78

Hallow CC

 

14

0

1

0

5

8

32

0

65

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% ABAN

Divs 1-5 1st Xis

 

860

 

 

 

274

 

 

199

31.86

Divs 1-5 2nd Xis

 

860

 

 

 

306

 

 

0

35.58

Divs 6-10

 

472

 

 

 

156

 

 

0

33.05

TOTAL

 

2192

 

 

 

736

 

 

199

33.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Tables to 02/08/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div One 2nd XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Colwall CC

 

15

7

2

0

5

1

16

0

201

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

15

7

1

0

6

1

15

0

191

Hagley CC

 

15

5

3

0

5

2

32

0

187

Worcester Nomads CC

 

15

5

3

0

4

3

39

0

183

Redditch CC

 

15

4

4

0

5

2

32

0

181

Pedmore CC

 

15

6

1

0

6

2

15

0

179

Rushwick CC

 

15

4

1

0

7

3

15

0

132

Bewdley CC

 

15

2

1

0

6

6

42

0

120

Cookley CC

 

15

2

3

0

4

6

30

0

102

Belbroughton CC

 

15

2

2

0

6

5

24

0

98

Evesham CC

 

15

1

1

0

5

8

40

0

87

Droitwich Spa CC

 

15

1

2

0

5

7

34

0

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Two 2nd XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Bromyard CC

 

15

6

0

0

6

3

19

0

181

Enville CC, Staffs

 

15

7

0

0

4

4

20

0

180

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

15

6

0

0

7

2

9

0

180

Pershore CC

 

15

5

1

0

5

4

20

0

157

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

15

5

1

0

6

3

14

0

154

Harborne CC

 

15

5

0

0

7

3

11

0

150

Worcester CC

 

15

4

0

0

7

4

22

0

141

Feckenham CC

 

15

3

1

0

7

4

28

0

133

Coombs Wood CC

 

15

4

0

0

5

6

18

0

131

Lye CC

 

15

3

0

0

7

5

13

0

112

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

15

2

1

0

6

6

26

0

96

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

15

2

0

0

5

8

19

0

84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Three 2nd XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Burghill & Tillington CC

 

15

8

1

0

5

1

11

0

216

Bartestree & Lugwardine CC

 

15

7

0

0

4

4

6

0

182

Harvington CC

 

15

6

0

0

5

4

16

0

181

Wormelow CC

 

15

5

2

0

4

4

25

0

173

Bredon CC

 

15

6

1

0

5

3

17

0

172

Avoncroft CC

 

15

6

0

0

5

4

21

0

170

Malvern CC

 

15

5

1

0

5

4

14

0

151

Claverley CC, Shropshire

 

15

5

0

0

5

5

7

0

140

Chaddesley Corbett CC

 

15

4

0

0

6

5

17

0

127

Himley CC

 

15

2

1

0

4

8

34

0

98

Alveley CC

 

15

1

0

0

7

7

18

0

77

Romsley & Hunnington CC

 

15

1

0

0

7

7

15

0

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Four 2nd XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Martley CC

 

15

9

0

0

4

2

10

0

226

Bromsgrove CC

 

15

8

1

0

4

2

16

0

216

Kidderminster Victoria CC

 

15

7

1

0

5

2

13

0

200

Old Vigornians CC

 

15

8

1

0

4

2

12

0

194

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

15

6

0

0

6

3

14

0

176

Halesowen CC

 

15

5

0

0

6

4

16

0

162

Himbleton CC

 

15

4

0

0

5

6

13

0

122

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

15

3

2

0

4

6

20

0

116

Ross on Wye CC

 

15

3

2

0

5

5

18

0

111

Old Hill CC

 

15

2

0

0

5

8

23

0

96

Cleobury Mortimer CC

 

15

1

1

0

6

7

19

0

79

Tenbury Wells CC

 

15

0

2

0

4

9

31

0

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Five 2nd XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Barnards Green CC

 

14

8

1

0

5

0

6

0

219

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

14

8

1

0

4

1

10

0

210

Stourbridge CC

 

14

6

0

0

6

2

11

0

173

West Malvern CC

 

14

4

2

0

6

2

20

0

142

Old Elizabethans CC, Worcs

 

14

4

1

0

3

6

22

0

117

Kempsey CC

 

14

2

1

0

5

6

32

0

115

Hanley Castle & Upton CC

 

14

2

2

0

5

5

32

0

113

Barnt Green CC

 

14

2

0

0

6

6

24

0

102

Astwood Bank CC

 

14

2

2

0

6

4

26

0

100

Hallow CC

 

14

2

0

0

4

8

23

0

87

 

 

860

 

 

 

306

 

 

0

35.58

WCL Tables to 02/08/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div 6 Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Canon Frome CC

 

14

7

2

0

4

1

22

0

202

Birlingham CC

 

14

6

3

0

4

1

27

0

191

Cutnall Green CC

 

14

7

1

0

4

2

9

0

181

Ombersley CC

 

14

7

0

0

5

2

3

0

172

Harborne CC

 

14

3

0

0

6

5

19

0

117

Rushwick CC

 

14

4

0

0

3

7

22

0

117

Highley CC

 

14

3

1

0

5

5

24

0

111

Droitwich Spa CC

 

14

2

0

0

5

7

30

0

95

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

14

1

2

0

5

6

32

0

93

Stone CC, Worcs

 

14

2

1

0

5

6

28

0

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div 7 Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Worcester CC

 

14

7

1

0

4

2

9

0

179

Worcester Nomads CC

 

14

6

1

0

4

3

21

0

173

Hagley CC

 

14

5

1

0

5

3

20

0

159

Enville CC, Staffs

 

14

5

1

0

4

4

20

0

154

Pershore CC

 

14

5

1

0

5

3

16

0

151

Belbroughton CC

 

14

5

1

0

4

4

16

0

144

Pedmore CC

 

14

5

1

0

4

4

14

0

142

Redditch CC

 

14

3

0

0

7

4

15

0

118

Malvern CC

 

14

2

0

0

4

8

12

0

76

Coombs Wood CC

 

14

0

1

0

5

8

6

0

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div 8 Table

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Evesham CC

 

12

6

1

0

4

1

9

0

161

Bewdley CC

 

12

6

0

0

3

3

11

0

158

Colwall CC

 

12

5

1

0

6

0

5

0

145

Bromyard CC

 

12

3

2

0

3

4

32

0

111

Cookley CC

 

12

3

1

0

5

3

13

0

108

Kidderminster Victoria CC

 

12

1

3

0

3

5

33

0

84

Harborne CC

 

12

2

0

0

4

6

19

0

79

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

12

2

2

0

2

6

12

0

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div 9 TABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP 

Pen

Pts

Redditch CC

 

12

7

0

0

5

0

0

0

173

Enville CC, Staffs

 

12

6

0

1

4

1

10

0

162

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

12

5

0

0

5

2

3

0

136

Harvington CC

 

12

4

0

0

3

5

8

0

107

Bredon CC

 

12

3

0

0

5

4

8

0

93

Bromyard CC

 

12

3

0

0

4

5

2

0

86

Feckenham CC

 

12

1

0

1

4

6

19

0

71

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

12

1

0

0

4

7

8

0

48

 

 

472

 

 

 

156

 

 

0

33.05

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