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Worcestershire County League Results

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2015 06:40pm
Pershore, Wychavon
By Chris Marsh
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Better weather for the Bank Holiday weekend, but sadly, seven games were conceded, the highest ever in one day as Divisions Five to seven signed off for the year. In an unusual set of results, we had an innings of 459 that included the league’s first triple centurion and also three innings totals of 32, 34 and 35 at the other extreme. 

In Division One 1st XIs, leaders Pershore’s batsmen seem to be limping towards the finishing line, only Adam Wiffen (68) displaying his usual consistency. However, their opening bowlers were too hot for Bromyard to handle as they easily defended a below par total of 146 with Luke Dalley taking 5-11 and Lee Wilks 5-19 as Bromyard sank nearer to Division two being all out for just 32 in 21 overs. 

Pershore therefore bagged a maximum 24 points to stay 45 points ahead of Nomads who beat Droitwich who recorded their lowest score of the season, 64 all out in 37 overs in what looked a tired, end of season display. So, Bewdley it is who take over in third place and they also have both the top two to play in their last two matches. Yesterday, it was Rob Combes’ 88 not out that steered them home against Burghill, who also must play the top two sides. 

Colwall were out of sorts, losing by two wickets to Oldswinford; and Hagley beat neighbours Belbroughton, with Aussie Michael Stead scoring 119 not out, as they won by two wickets with two balls to spare. 

The final match saw Pedmore pour more misery onto Redditch, who now look almost doomed to accompany Bromyard, unless they can turn their season around quickly. Pedmore won for the second successive week but they, Oldswinford and even Belbroughton could still be in trouble if both our sides in the Birmingham League come back as they are still in the bottom five with four due to drop. 

In Division Two 1st XIs, only Cookley seem truly bound for Division One after they beat Stourport, despite Kevin Renecke’s 95 which passed his 1,000 runs for the season and Bredon lost at Feckenham thanks to Jamie Griffiths’s 145 for the home side. If Pershore are limping, Bredon are crawling as they were 19 ponts ahead a month ago! 

Now, Cookley are 18 in front of Bredon, who are just 2 ahead of Stourport, themselves just 12 in front of Dominies and 13 ahead of Coombs Wood who have both kept in touch with tidy wins over Enville and Harborne respectively. Of course, if no teams return from the Birmingham League, three of these four can be playing in Division One next season. 

In the other matches, Evesham beat relegated Malvern and Wormelow went to Lye and returned victorious thanks to 6-36 taken by Elliott Williams. 

This division will surely go to the last round of matches on 12th September when the top four play each other but Monday, Coombs Wood have an enormous chance to have their say in making things even closer, when they visit Stourport. 

In Division Three 1st XIs, leaders Himbleton squeezed past Calverley to stay 7 points clear of Alvechurch, who had an easier win at Bartestree thanks to 9-32 from Cristian Battelley, but Chaddesley are slipping a little after another draw, this time with Rushwick. 

Cleobury Mortimer beat Old Vigornians by 8 runs in “overtime” and the other matches were both drawn, as Netherton were unable to capture the final Alveley wicket and Ross held on at Avoncroft. Pick of the Bank Holiday games is at Alvechurch where Chaddesley Corbett are the visitors.

Division Four 1st XIs – like Pershore, Kempsey have one hand on the trophy as they beat Oldswinford and must face bottom side Harvington on Monday. Against Oldswinford, they once again had the O’Neil brothers to thank as Sam took 5-32 and scored 104 not out to add to Zak’s 70 not out. 

Barnards Green stayed in second place, beating Martley, thanks to 98 from Andy Wheeler and are 8 clear of Bromsgrove who had to be content with a tie at home to Hanley Castle for whom Rory Mathews made 95. 

Kidderminster are 5 points adrift of Bromsgrove after beating Old Hill as Luke Mahon took 7-24 and in the final games Fiveways beat Himley and Halesowen were conceded to by Harvington who could not raise a side. 

Division Five 1st XIs –Astwood Bank duly clinched the title with a fine win over fourth placed West Malvern by 90 runs with veteran Paul Boycott making 100 not out and skipper Dennis Freeman taking 4 more wickets. 

However, even bigger news than this concerned Stourport’s massive score of 459 without loss in just 40 overs against Enville 3rds as it included not only 110 scored by Mark Gleeson but 302 from Allan Moss on his birthday to finish the season in fine style, even if they must be content with the runners up spot. Remarkably, Allan had scored just 167 in his 15 previous knocks this year and his highest before yesterday was 30, against, you’ve guessed it, Enville 3rds! 

Elsewhere, Tenbury beat Barnt Green thanks to 6-36 taken by Zac Yarranton, Old Elizabethans beat Redditch and Hallow won again, beating Stourbridge. 

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In the 2nd XIs, Division one leaders Stourport and second placed Worcester Nomads met for the first time this season and Nomads had the better of the draw but still trail by 23 points with three rounds left. For Stourport, Spencer Colley took his aggregate for the season to 990 with a knock of 92. 

Colwall beat Rushwick and so the West Worcester side are still the only ones in the league still looking for an elusive victory this season having played all their fixtures. Colwall are now 39 points behind Nomads, who they could help out when they take on the leaders on 12th September. 

Redditch performed a lot better than their 1sts and beat Pedmore with runs from Yasser Altaf, 122, and Asif Mukhtar 100 not out. Hagley beat Belbroughton and Enville’s Ben Willis made his maiden hundred only to settle for a winning draw at home to Bewdley, which may well help his team stay in the division. 

In the final match, Netherton beat Evesham. 

In Division two, Pershore 2nds, like their 3rds, are able to celebrate a little earlier than their 1st XI counterparts as they wrapped up this Division with three games to go by beating Bromyard, who had pushed them hard earlier in the season but fallen away recently. 

For Pershore Andy Hawes took 6-43 with his steady medium pace bowling. 

Coombs Wood won at Harborne to take over in 2nd from Bromyard and Droitwich go 4th after they beat Cookley. Bredon’s Lee Diamond took 6-24 as his side beat Feckenham but Burghill’s Mark Preece’s 96 was not enough to stop his side losing by two wickets to Avoncroft. 

The final match saw second bottom Lye get a winning draw at bottom side Alvechurch. 

In Division three 2nds the leaders Oldswinford included Lee Nightingale in their side for the visit to Chaddesley and the 1st XI star, returning from a break, scored a patient 54 to help them to a 6 wickets victory that keeps them 31 points in front of Wormelow who ran out winners against local rivals Bartestree and Lugwardine. 

Kidderminster stayed limpet like, level with Wormelow, after a win over Dominies and Old Vigornians are a distant fourth following a win over Bromsgrove. 

Again, with Malvern already down and conceding again, the final match between the next to bottom pair Claverley and Himley was a winning draw to Claverley but this may not be enough to save them as the gap is still 39 points. 

Division four 2nds leaders Kempsey beat Oldswinford and Fiveways won at Himbleton to stay 8 behind but with a game in hand. For Himbleton who stay 3rd, Stuart Bailey made 94. 

Martley in 5th closed up on Barnards Green in 4th with a 6 wickets win and Hanley castle defeated the eight Cleobury players by 9 wickets. Lastly, bottom side Old Hill beat 9th placed Ross on Wye despite the 83 scored by Angus McIntyre. 

Division five 2nds Stourport won the title with a winning draw at Enville whilst Tenbury’s match was conceded to them. Stourbridge stayed third after a win at last placed Hallow, West Malvern’s Leston Blackburn’s 106 was in vain at Astwood Bank and Old Elizabethans’ match was conceded by Redditch. 

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Division Six, champions Cutnall Green lost at Worcester Nomads but Birlingham returned to second place by beating Hagley, dismissing them for 34 in 17 overs and after Harborne lost at home to Ombersley for whom new player G.Cooke took 6-21. 

In the other game, Highley were able to claim the toss as ten man Romsley were late arriving and put the visitors in to bat only to dismiss them for 32 on 16 overs and then knock off the target but not before losing 5 wickets themselves, thus 14 wickets fell for under 70 runs. 

Division Seven North leaders Coombs Wood lost by 86 runs at home to Stone, who finished third, and so handed the title to Droitwich who had their home match conceded to them by Harborne and so are Champions by 8 points. 

Cookley beat Belbroughton and Fiveways beat Pedmore. 

Division Seven South – Champions Pershore won at Bredon with runs from Dominic Capaldi (85) and wickets from Mike Bunn who took 6-34. They end up 67 points ahead of Worcester who could only manage a losing draw with Droitwich and Droitwich old boy Pete Gurr scored 94 for Worcester. Ombersley Taverners rounded off their debut season with a win at Evesham and end in 3 rd place. 

 

Finally, Congratulations to all this year’s (provisional) Champions AND Runners up:- 

Division Two 2nds – PERSHORE / runners up not known yet. 

Division Five 1st XIs - ASTWOOD BANK / STOURPORT 

Division Five 2nd XIs – STOURPORT / TENBURY 

Division Six – CUTNALL GREEN / BIRLINGHAM 

Division Seven (North) – DROITWICH / COOMBS WOOD 

Division Seven (South) – PERSHORE / WORCESTER. 

 

We hope to see you all well represented at this year’s Annual Dinner in October alongside the other winners and runners up of the other 7 divisions still to be decided.


 

WCL Tables to 29/08/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div One 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Pershore CC

 

19

15

2

0

0

2

21

0

343

Worcester Nomads CC

 

19

12

1

0

1

5

33

0

298

Bewdley CC

 

19

12

1

0

1

5

29

1

279

Droitwich Spa CC

 

19

10

2

0

1

6

35

0

264

Colwall CC

 

19

9

0

0

2

8

35

0

229

Burghill & Tillington CC

 

19

9

0

0

1

9

29

0

222

Hagley CC

 

19

8

0

0

2

9

40

0

222

Belbroughton CC

 

19

7

0

0

1

11

46

0

199

Pedmore CC

 

19

5

2

0

1

11

60

5

178

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

19

6

1

0

1

11

42

0

175

Redditch CC

 

19

4

3

0

1

11

55

1

151

Bromyard CC

 

19

4

2

0

0

13

56

5

143

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Two 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Cookley CC

 

19

13

3

0

1

2

25

1

305

Bredon CC

 

19

10

4

0

1

4

46

0

287

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

19

11

2

0

1

5

44

0

285

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

19

13

0

0

1

5

21

21

273

Coombs Wood CC

 

19

11

1

0

1

6

31

0

272

Feckenham CC

 

19

10

1

0

2

6

42

1

263

Wormelow CC

 

19

7

5

0

0

7

51

1

226

Evesham CC

 

19

8

2

0

1

8

37

0

216

Lye CC

 

19

4

3

0

0

12

65

0

179

Enville CC, Staffs

 

19

5

0

0

2

12

55

0

169

Harborne CC

 

19

2

1

0

2

14

64

4

116

Malvern CC

 

19

1

2

0

2

14

44

52

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Three 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Himbleton CC

 

19

13

1

0

1

4

27

0

318

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

19

12

2

0

3

2

24

0

311

Chaddesley Corbett CC

 

19

12

3

0

2

2

27

1

304

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

19

10

3

0

1

5

44

0

271

Avoncroft CC

 

19

8

1

0

0

10

43

0

219

Bartestree & Lugwardine CC

 

19

8

1

0

1

9

42

0

219

Old Vigornians CC

 

19

7

1

0

1

10

47

3

195

Rushwick CC

 

19

7

3

0

1

8

46

0

195

Cleobury Mortimer CC

 

19

7

0

0

1

11

39

0

188

Claverley CC, Shropshire

 

19

5

2

0

2

10

52

4

160

Ross on Wye CC

 

19

4

2

0

1

12

53

2

146

Alveley CC

 

19

3

1

0

2

13

45

1

116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Four 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Kempsey CC

 

19

14

3

0

1

1

25

0

346

Barnards Green CC

 

19

12

3

0

1

3

31

0

304

Bromsgrove CC

 

19

12

0

1

2

4

26

0

296

Kidderminster Victoria CC

 

19

12

1

0

1

5

32

0

291

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

19

10

2

0

2

5

38

0

264

Himley CC

 

19

7

1

0

3

8

44

0

215

Martley CC

 

19

8

0

0

1

10

39

0

208

Hanley Castle & Upton CC

 

19

6

2

1

2

8

51

0

207

Halesowen CC

 

19

5

1

0

2

11

41

0

163

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

19

4

0

0

1

14

50

0

143

Old Hill CC

 

19

5

1

0

1

12

44

24

131

Harvington CC

 

19

2

0

0

1

16

46

0

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Five 1st XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Astwood Bank CC

C

18

15

1

0

1

1

13

0

352

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

18

14

2

0

1

1

14

0

329

Tenbury Wells CC

 

18

12

0

0

1

5

27

0

280

West Malvern CC

 

18

12

2

0

1

3

21

0

278

Stourbridge CC

 

18

6

1

0

1

10

39

0

176

Hallow CC

 

18

5

2

0

1

10

35

0

162

Old Elizabethans CC, Worcs

 

18

5

2

0

1

10

41

0

148

Barnt Green CC

 

18

5

3

0

1

9

46

15

144

Redditch CC

 

18

3

1

0

1

13

36

15

96

Enville CC, Staffs

 

18

1

0

0

1

16

30

0

55

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% ABAN

Divs 1-5 1st Xis

 

1092

 

 

 

70

 

 

157

6.41

Divs 1-5 2nd Xis

 

1054

 

 

 

84

 

 

45

7.97

Divs 6-10

 

452

 

 

 

43

 

 

46

9.51

TOTAL

 

2598

 

 

 

197

 

 

248

7.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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