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Last Updated: May 30, 2016 07:20pm
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Worcestershire County League

Summary of results Saturday 28th May 2016

The last win, lose, draw week (for now) was mostly bathed in sunshine, let’s hope it lasts!

In Division one 1st XIs, the Nomads lost their unbeaten record in a very tight match against neighbours Worcester and are now pegged back to head the table by only a single point from Colwall who beat 11th placed Pedmore.

At Bransford, the holiday depleted Nomads, did not post a large enough total at 226-9 but nevertheless when the 7th Worcester wicket fell for 154 they continued to keep the game open to try for the win. However, this was just what the 8th wicket pair of youngsters Harry Clark (69 not out) and Clark Knapton needed, as their aerial attack added 65 and took their team to the brink of a deserved 2 wickets victory that was completed in the last over.

Pedmore won the toss and batted but were rushed out for 112 with Colwall’s Wehan Joubert claiming 6-27 and Colwall now have a ten point advantage over Hagley who had Amjad Ali’s 115 to thank for a ten points winning draw at home to rivals Belbroughton. Just one point behind Hagley come Cookley on 88 after they visited Burghill and achieved a winning draw, just failing to take the final wicket for a victory. For Cookley, Jamen Rudd enjoyed the short boundaries in scoring 149 not out. 

In 5th place come the other newly promoted side, Stourport who crushed Bewdley and leapfrogged Burghill and Worcester in the process.

In the final relegation contenders’ match at Oldswinford, the home side were put in and comprehensively beaten by Droitwich, who climbed two places with a first win.

Next week, in the first of the win/lose matches, Nomads Colwall and Stourport are all on the road against the bottom  placed teams as Nomads visit Pedmore, Colwall go to Belbroughton and Stourport to Oldswinford. Perhaps the most intriguing match will be at 4th placed Cookley who entertain 3rd placed Hagley.

Division two 1st XIs, the leaders Redditch extended their 24 point advantage to 37 as they held off Coombs Wood to secure a 7 runs victory with two balls remaining and Wormelow slipped to 3rd after they were held to a draw by Enville, for whom Matt Branch scored 121.

This gave Chaddesley Corbett the chance to rise to 2nd place as their visitors, Dominies, were beaten in the second of three extra overs as they were all out for 231 with Jon Hancock making 113 and Mohammed Saddiq taking 8-75 for the home team. In reply, Chaddesley’s Bilal Hassan made 87 not out as his side won by 2 wickets.

Feckenham have climbed to 4th spot after beating Alvechurch comprehensively, thanks to 101 not out from Josh Stacey and 6-33 recorded by Mitch Douglas. Evesham are just behind Dominies in 6th, following a win at home to Bredon and Lye won this divisions’ basement battle at home to Bromyard to leapfrog them and Bredon to stand in joint 8th place.

When the win/lose programme starts next week, Redditch go to Bredon and Chaddesley visit Alvechurch so again the best match might be between 3rd place Wormelow who are just one point in front of undefeated visitors, Feckenham.

In Division three 1st XIs, Bartestree swept Kempsey aside, despite Sam O’Neill’s 100 and now they lead Harborne, victors over Rushwick by a commanding 23 points.

 Old Vigornians won at Ross, Netherton beat Cleobury and Avoncroft won at Malvern. However, the biggest score of the day went to Himbleton who made 316 all out, shared around and then beat winless Barnards Green easily.

Himbleton’s reward is a trip to the leaders, Bartestree, in next week’s initial won lose offerings, whilst second placed Harborne go to Avoncroft and Old Vigornians travel to Netherton.

In Division four 1st XIs, the leaders, Martley beat Hanley with Pete Gardner scoring 82 and 5 wickets and they now lead Bromsgrove, who beat Stourport by 9 points. Fiveways OEs stand third, 8 points behind Bromsgrove after a win over Alveley and there were two fine wins for sides near the wrong end of the table. Claverley beat Astwood Bank and Oldswinford’s first win of the season at the expense of 5th placed Kidderminster has taken them off the foot of the table.

In the final match, Himley’s winning draw with Halesowen has meant that Halesowen have replaced Oldswinford holding up the rest. Martley will travel to Chester road to face Kidderminster next week whilst Bromsgrove host Himley and Fiveways visit Halesowen.

In Division five 1st XIs, the leaders’ West Malvern’s Phil Chaundry played another significant role, making 97 not out in his side’s win at home to Stourbridge. Tenbury are 14 points behind Wests in second after they thrashed Redditch, dismissing their visitors for just 43 in 19 overs.

Hallow defeated Enville who are bottom and are third and the Old Elizabethans are fourth after they were strengthened by Will French’s first appearance of 2016 as he made the day’s top score of 169 not out as they got a winning draw at Droitwich, his home town.

Lastly, Barnt Green beat Old Hill. In next week’s win/lose openers, West Malvern visit third placed Hallow while Tenbury go to Stourbridge.

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In the 2nd XIs, in Division one, the leaders, Nomads beat Worcester and increased the gap to 27 over the second placed side who are now Stourport, after they beat Bewdley with one ball left. Worcester’s Nick Brown made 96 in his side’s 249-9. 

Worcester are 12 points behind the Champions Stourport and 10 in front of Belbroughton and Hagley after the latter got the better of their derby battle. For Hagley, Simon Burgess made an undefeated 129.

Pedmore beat Colwall, Evesham beat Netherton thanks to Tahir Mirza’s 6-53 and Coombs Wood came off the foot of the table beating Redditch. Next week, Nomads entertain Pedmore while Stourport host Coombs Wood.

In Division two, there is a change of leaders after Wormelow’s match fell victim to a very violent thunder storm on Friday night and it is now Bromyard who head the pack after beating Lye comprehensively. They are 6 points ahead of Feckenham who saw off Bromyard. Wormelow are third and then come Harborne following their win at Rushwick.

Droitwich completed a double over Oldswinford, and Cookley left it very late to secure a winning draw at home to Burghill as the visitors were just two runs short of the first innings score. Next up, Bromyard must visit Enville and Feckenham await Wormelow.

In Division three 2nds, Chaddesley’s James Towner scored 116 not out to provide his side’s winning springboardl in their defeat of Dominies and they now lead Fiveways by 18 points after the latter’s massive win over the bottom placed side, Alveley.

Bromsgrove are a further 17 points back in third after they knocked off the 149 needed to defeat Bredon, Claverley beat Alvechurch, Bartestree beat Kempsey and Old Vigornians triumphed over Kidderminster with Tony Meek again “carrying his bat.

The next round sees Chaddesley and Fiveways at home to Alvechurch and Bartestree respectively.

Division four 2nds Himbleton are 24 points in front of Halesowen after they beat Barnards Green convincingly and Halesowen beat previously second placed Himley.

Astwood Bank have leapt to third by defeating Malvern, Oldswinford recorded their second win of the season, beating last placed Ross on Wye with 81 not out from veteran Jon Stanier. The final match was conceded to Martley by Hanley Castle due to lack of players over the Bank holiday weekend.

Next week, Himbleton host 2nd placed Halesowen in the first of the win/lose rounds.

Division five 2nd XIs has new leaders after Tenbury slipped to defeat at Redditch Entaco and so Hallow have taken over, defeating Enville by 173 runs including Ed Oliver’s 88 not out. Old Elizabethans are 3rd after a tiny win of just 2 runs against Droitwich and Barnt Green have climbed back to 4th by defeating 8 men, Old Hill by a few more, 234 runs thanks to Dan Meredith’s 110. In the final fixture, Stourbridge beat West Malvern. Next time, Hallow visit West Malvern and Tenbury are at home to Stourbridge.

 

In the One team section, Division six had it’s first round of win/lose for the year and Harborne still lead Harvington by two points after they both got wins, Harborne at Romsley and Harvington rather more easily at Worcester Nomads, who slipped from 5th to 10th place in the process.

Pershore lost a very high scoring match at home to Cutnall Green with both sides scoring over 300. For Pershore Owen Harrison scored 126 and Matt Evans replied with 129 for Cutnall Green to win in the last over and climb to 4th place.

Birlingham lost at Hagley and Highley were beaten by Ombersley with Ombersley’s Steve Hughes scoring 98. Next week the top four face each other as Harborne are at home to Pershore and Harvington visit Cutnall Green. 

Division seven north also started win/lose and saw Cookley replace Stone at the top after they won by 43 runs and Belbroughton have also overtaken Stone by defeating Pedmore. In the other games, Harborne beat Romsley and Coombs Wood defeated Fiveways and next week, Cookley host Pedmore (at Chaddesley) while Belbroughton entertain Netherton (at Romsley).

Division seven south’s top four sides have all won two and had one match abandoned and the bottom four are somewhat adrift of these. The top four, Kidderminster, Ombersley Taverners, Bartestree and Worcester have just two points covering them and there is already a gap of 32 back to the last four, Bredon, Bromyard, Bewdley and Evesham but remarkable these four are also covered by just two points.

Anyway, this week, Kidderminster beat Bewdley despite 71 scored by Robin Drake, Ombersley Taverners won at Bredon despite 90 scored by the home side’s Martin Hopkins. In the other games, Bartestree skittled Bromyard and Worcester thrashed Evesham.

Perhaps the fixture list has some tricks in store for this division yet but next week the top four are again ALL in action against the bottom four again, so we may expect the mid-table gap to grow again!?!

FINALLY, the League’s representative XI captained by Cookley’s Jamen Rudd, played Herefordshire 2nd XI at Bewdley on Sunday and won an absorbing and exciting contest by just 6 runs.

Batting first, Worcestershire made 239-5 in their allocation of 45 overs with Paul Thomas of Cookley contributing 86, Charlie Eastoe of Bewdley making 55 and Dan Platt, a late call-up from hosts Bewdley, 35.

The Herefordshire innings was meandering at 108-7 with almost 30 overs spent when Joe Critchard of Brockhampton and Taylor Pugh of Pershore came together. They contributed 109 runs at more than a run a ball and hoisted their side to the brink of an exciting victory. However, Critchard fell for 84 to a third catch by Dan Platt off the bowling of our League’s best bowler, Rhys Williams who took 3-53. When Pugh also departed for 54 shortly afterwards, the innings ended at 233-8.

WCL Tables to 28/05/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div One 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

T

A

BP

Pen

Pts

Worcester Nomads CC

 

6

3

1

1

0

1

19

0

100

Colwall CC

 

6

4

1

0

0

1

5

5

99

Hagley CC

 

6

2

2

1

0

1

18

0

89

Cookley CC

 

6

2

2

0

0

2

18

0

88

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

6

2

0

2

0

2

16

0

70

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley CC

 

6

2

2

1

0

1

16

0

69

Worcester CC

 

6

2

1

1

0

2

11

0

67

Bewdley CC

 

6

1

1

3

0

1

24

0

55

Droitwich Spa CC

 

6

1

2

2

0

1

14

0

49

Belbroughton CC

 

6

1

2

1

0

2

16

0

48

Pedmore CC

 

6

0

2

3

0

1

25

0

46

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

6

0

0

5

0

1

9

0

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Two 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

T

A

BP

Pen

Pts

Redditch CC

 

6

4

1

0

0

1

9

0

118

Chaddesley Corbett CC

 

6

2

1

1

0

2

15

0

81

Wormelow CC

 

6

1

3

1

0

1

27

0

78

Feckenham CC

 

6

2

2

0

0

2

13

0

77

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

6

3

0

2

0

1

16

24

69

Evesham CC

 

6

2

1

3

0

0

17

0

67

Coombs Wood CC

 

6

1

2

2

0

1

25

0

64

Enville CC, Staffs

 

6

1

2

2

0

1

22

0

61

Lye CC

 

6

3

0

2

0

1

8

24

61

Bromyard CC

 

6

1

0

4

0

1

20

0

49

Bredon CC

 

6

1

2

2

0

1

16

0

47

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

6

0

2

2

0

2

23

0

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Three 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

T

A

BP

Pen

Pts

Bartestree & Lugwardine CC

 

6

4

1

0

0

1

10

0

121

Harborne CC

 

6

3

2

0

0

1

13

0

98

Old Vigornians CC

 

6

3

1

0

0

2

13

0

89

Rushwick CC

 

6

2

1

2

0

1

17

0

74

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

6

2

2

1

0

1

14

0

73

Avoncroft CC

 

6

2

1

2

0

1

17

0

68

Ross on Wye CC

 

6

2

0

2

0

2

5

0

63

Kempsey CC

 

6

1

2

2

0

1

22

0

61

Himbleton CC

 

6

1

0

2

0

3

10

0

49

Malvern CC

 

6

0

1

4

0

1

15

0

22

Barnards Green CC

 

6

0

2

3

0

1

21

15

13

Cleobury Mortimer CC

 

6

1

1

3

0

1

18

115

-64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Four 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

T

A

BP

Pen

Pts

Martley CC

 

6

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

99

Bromsgrove CC

 

6

3

1

0

0

2

6

0

90

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

6

3

0

1

0

2

8

0

82

Kidderminster CC

 

6

2

0

2

0

2

12

0

62

Astwood Bank CC

 

6

1

1

1

0

3

14

0

61

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

6

2

1

2

0

1

14

0

61

Claverley CC, Shropshire

 

6

2

1

2

0

1

14

15

60

Alveley CC

 

6

1

1

2

0

2

16

0

58

Hanley Castle & Upton CC

 

6

2

0

2

0

2

8

15

47

Himley CC

 

6

0

1

3

0

2

29

0

47

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

6

1

0

3

0

2

10

0

44

Halesowen CC

 

6

0

1

3

0

2

25

0

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Five 1st XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

T

A

BP

Pen

Pts

West Malvern CC

 

5

3

1

0

0

1

11

0

98

Tenbury Wells CC

 

5

2

2

0

0

1

19

0

84

Hallow CC

 

5

2

2

0

0

1

20

0

81

Old Elizabethans CC, Worcs

 

5

1

2

1

0

1

18

0

53

Barnt Green CC

 

5

2

0

1

0

2

9

15

48

Old Hill CC

 

5

0

2

2

0

1

20

0

43

Stourbridge CC

 

5

1

2

1

0

1

14

0

41

Droitwich Spa CC

 

5

1

1

1

0

2

5

0

39

Redditch CC

 

5

0

2

2

0

1

18

0

25

Enville CC, Staffs

 

5

0

0

4

0

1

12

0

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divs 1-5 1st Xis

 

338

 

 

 

 

80

 

228

23.67

Divs 1-5 2nd Xis

 

326

 

 

 

 

82

 

5

25.15

Divs 6-7

 

114

 

 

 

 

28

 

0

24.56

TOTAL

 

778

 

 

 

 

190

 

233

24.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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