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Worcester County League Results 22nd August 2015

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2015 08:26pm
Pershore, Wychavon
By Chris Marsh
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Summary of results Saturday 22nd August 2015

With the violent storms that hit in most of the second innings’ it was a testing time for Captains and Umpires alike to understand how matches should be interpreted when the draw came back with a vengeance for many. Several matches that looked to be capable of an outright result ended up in draws or were abandoned.

In Division One 1st XIs, leaders Pershore were held to a losing draw by Droitwich, who judged the conditions well, but their lead did not take much denting as Nomads were just unable to force a win at Redditch and had to be content with a winning draw in a match that ebbed and flowed and was a good advert for drawn games generally.

So, Nomads stay 45 points behind Pershore with four rounds left and Droitwich are 14 adrift in third. Bewdley hung onto 4th just one point behind Droitwich after a win at Bromyard and Colwall remain 5th despite their match with Hagley being abandoned just before the 2nd innings 20 overs level.

In other games, Burghill’s Stefan Hook took 7-21 to ensure his side’s place in Division One next season at the expense of Oldswinford who still have much to do to book their own place. Finally, Pedmore won at last defending modest total against Belbroughton to lift themselves two places to 10th.

With Astwood Bank winning in the Birmingham League, only two of our sides get relegated in they survive, crisis club Bromyard are now bottom, 11 points behind Redditch who trail Pedmore by 4 and Oldswinford by 5 respectively and they must go to Pedmore next Saturday and entertain mid-table Hagley next Monday.

For their part, Bromyard will face Pershore and Nomads in what could well be a make or break weekend for them next week. Saturday, Nomads entertain Droitwich and on Monday Pershore host Burghill and by then could be very nearly 2015 Champions.

In Division Two 1st XIs, only Worcester Dominies and Guild managed a victory, at  bottom side Malvern but they did it in emphatic style winning by 168 runs thanks to a fine spell of bowling by Andy Hill who took 7-58.

So Dominies may yet have as ay in promotion as they are 30 points off second place as Cookley have climbed over Bredon and Stourport thanks to a winning draw at Harborne. Bredon are 2 points behind, only registering a losing draw at home to Lye despite Tim McVicker’s 137 and Stourport have climbed to just 3 behind Bredon after they had to be content with a winning draw that came to an end on precisely 20 overs of the second innings. Everything is pointing to this Division going down to the wire with the current top four playing each other on 12th September.

Coombs Wood slipped to 5th after a winning draw at Wormelow and Enville and Feckenham only managed 9 overs in their second knock, abandoning early.

However, with two matches each next weekend, surely something must become clearer as Cookley entertain Stourport in a tense shoot out before having a, presumably easier time at doomed Malvern. Stourport will entertain Coombs Wood on Monday so will need to be at the top of their game as we enter this crucial phase. On the other hand, Bredon go to Feckenham and Wormelow, two mid table sides that need respect and the Dominies will be at home twice, to Enville and Feckenham.

In Division Three 1st XIs, leaders Himbleton beat Cleobury to move 7 points clear of Alvechurch, for whom Edd Rogers made another century yet they were held by plucky Claverley, scrapping for every point, and Chaddesley are third following a draw with Bartestree in which Asif Iqbal made 147 and Tanseel Ahmadzai made 100 as they scored a massive 328 in 35 overs.

These three are still well ahead of Netherton in 4th, who beat Avoncroft easily, and Bartestree are 5th. Finally, Ovs beat Alveley and Ross got a winning draw with Rushwick which has aided their chances of survival as they have still to play all the sides around them.

Next weekend, Himbleton must play Claverley and then Bartestree, Alvechurch are away at Bartestree and then entertain Chaddesley on Monday in a vital match which Chaddesley will warm up for at Rushwick.

Division Four 1st XIs – Kempsey moved 46 points ahead and almost to the title after a winning draw with Halesowen. Captain Zak O’Neill scored his fourth hundred and in the process became the first player to score 1,000 league runs this season.

Bromsgrove’s match was abandoned and Barnards Green could only manage a losing draw at Hanley so are now joint second with Bromsgrove and the chase for the second promotion place intensifies as Kidderminster beat Oldswinford by 10 wickets and are just 9 points back in 4th with both 2nd and 3rd still to play.

In other games, Fiveways beat Harvington and Od Hill beat Martley to close in on Halesowen in 10th.

Next weekend Kempsey can clinch the title if they win at Oldswinford and Harvington, respectively and their rivals slip up at all. Monday sees Barnards Green entertain Kidderminster in one the divisions remaining big games. 

Division Five 1st XIs – Stourport’s defeat at home to Astwood Bank last week looks to have cost them this particular title (they are still chasing three others!) as yesterday the Bank men beat Tenbury easily thanks to Dennis Freeman’s 6-37and Stourport could only draw at Barnt Green.

Astwood Bank now have a 23 point advantage and look to only need a couple of points in their last match at West Malvern to clinch the title.

West Malvern got a winning draw in their match with Old Elizabethans when storms brought an early finish but Stourbridge completed their match at Enville. In the final game, Hallow piled up 341-6 against Redditch with Dave Pugh scoring an imposing 151 not out.

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In the 2nd XIs, Division one leaders Stourport and second placed Worcester Nomads could both only manage losing draws and the 3rd and 4th placed sides Hagley and Colwall were rained off, although Colwall Oliver Garnett did make 138 for his side, so there were few changes in this division with 30 points now the gap at the top.

Elsewhere, Bewdley and Netherton were rain frustrated, Pedmore beat Belbroughton and Rushwick achieved a rare success with a winning draw which could well have been turned into their first win of the season thanks to Paul Wyatt’s magnificent 171 in reply to Simon Perkins’ 101 for Enville.

Next weekend the top two clash at Stourport and on the Monday Nomads entertain Netherton whilst Stourport are at Pedmore.

In Division two, Pershore 2nds are almost home and hosed as they now lead the table by 76 points with a maximum of 96 to play for so next weekend could be decisive for them at either Bromyard or Burghill. This week they beat both Droitwich and the weather coming from the West with Bromyard in second having to be content with a losing draw at Avoncroft for whom father and son Martyn and Josh Cound shared the 8 wickets to fall.

Coombs Wood won at home to Alvechurch and Harborne and Cookley were rained off early in the second innings. Elsewhere, Bredon beat Lye and Feckenham beat Burghill.

In Division three 2nds the leaders Oldswinford had their Championship ambitions somewhat dented by Kidderminster’s winning draw and Wormelow in second could not make up much ground as their match at Claverley was abandoned, Kamran Choudhary scoring 93 for the home side.

Wormelow are therefore 35 points adrift and have been joined on that level by Kidderminster after their match at Oldswinford.

Bartestree had a winning draw with Chaddesley after Dave Robinson was stranded on 99 not out and 4th placed Old Vigornians had an early damp finish to their abandoned match at Alveley.

The other games saw wins for Worcester Dominies , conceded by Malvern and for Himley at Bromsgrove.

Division four 2nds leaders Five Ways were without a match so could only watch as Kempsey won at Halesowen with Liquat Hussain making 157 and taking four wickets.

Kempsey now lead by 4 points and Himbleton stayed 3rd by beating Cleobury Mortimer. Barnards Green are 4th following a big win over Hanley Castle before the rain came and Martley thrashed Old Hill with Tej Uppal taking 5-21.

However, the bowling performance of the day was Mick Robertson’s of Oldswinford who took 8-47 to put his team on course for a five wickets victory over Ross on Wye.

Division five 2nds Stourport are just a whisker away from clinching this title despite being rained off yesterday s Tenbury could only draw with Astwood Bank.

Elsewhere, Stourbridge drew with Enville and West Malvern had a similar result at Old Elizabethans and finally, Hallow beat Redditch in the basement battle despite Dean Ottley of Redditch making 93.

Division Six, champions Cutnall Green had their match at home to Birlingham abandoned and Hagley and Ombersley and Netherton and Highley suffered similar fates. The only game to reach a conclusion albeit rain induced was Nomads winning draw against Romsley thanks to 122 from veteran Malcolm Jones.

Division Seven North leaders Coombs Wood beat Fiveways, earning 20 points and stay top despite Droitwich gaining 24 from their home match with Pedmore. Stone, in 3rd could yet grab 2nd spot after they had their match against Romsley conceded to them.

In the remaining fixtures, Cookley drew with Bewdley and the match at Belbroughton was washed out after 16 overs of the second innings.

Division Seven South – Pershore booked their places at the league dinner and are crowned Champions following a win over nearest rivals Worcester, Bartestree beat Bromyard and the other matches between Bredon and Evesham and Droitwich and Kidderminster were both drawn.

However, Droitwich’s 4ths had a massive unbroken 2nd wicket stand between James Gibbons who made 150 not out and Greg Mazgajcyzk who made 75 not out.


 

WCL Tables to 22/08/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div One 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Pershore CC

 

18

14

2

0

0

2

21

0

319

Worcester Nomads CC

 

18

11

1

0

1

5

33

0

274

Droitwich Spa CC

 

18

10

2

0

1

5

31

0

260

Bewdley CC

 

18

11

1

0

1

5

29

1

259

Colwall CC

 

18

9

0

0

2

7

32

0

226

Burghill & Tillington CC

 

18

9

0

0

1

8

28

0

221

Hagley CC

 

18

7

0

0

2

9

40

0

202

Belbroughton CC

 

18

7

0

0

1

10

40

0

193

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

18

5

1

0

1

11

42

0

155

Pedmore CC

 

18

4

2

0

1

11

60

5

154

Redditch CC

 

18

4

3

0

1

10

54

1

150

Bromyard CC

 

18

4

2

0

0

12

52

5

139

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Two 1st XI  Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Cookley CC

 

18

12

3

0

1

2

25

1

285

Bredon CC

 

18

10

4

0

1

3

42

0

283

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

18

11

2

0

1

4

39

0

280

Worcester Dominies and Guild CC

 

18

12

0

0

1

5

21

21

253

Coombs Wood CC

 

18

10

1

0

1

6

31

0

248

Feckenham CC

 

18

9

1

0

2

6

42

3

237

Wormelow CC

 

18

6

5

0

0

7

51

1

202

Evesham CC

 

18

7

2

0

1

8

37

0

192

Lye CC

 

18

4

3

0

0

11

61

0

175

Enville CC, Staffs

 

18

5

0

0

2

11

53

0

167

Harborne CC

 

18

2

1

0

2

13

60

4

112

Malvern CC

 

18

1

2

0

2

13

44

37

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Three 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Himbleton CC

 

18

12

1

0

1

4

27

0

298

Alvechurch & Hopwood CC

 

18

11

2

0

3

2

24

0

291

Chaddesley Corbett CC

 

18

12

2

0

2

2

21

1

290

Netherton CC, Worcs

 

18

10

2

0

1

5

37

0

256

Bartestree & Lugwardine CC

 

18

8

1

0

1

8

41

0

218

Avoncroft CC

 

18

8

0

0

0

10

35

0

203

Old Vigornians CC

 

18

7

1

0

1

9

41

3

189

Rushwick CC

 

18

7

2

0

1

8

41

0

188

Cleobury Mortimer CC

 

18

6

0

0

1

11

39

0

164

Claverley CC, Shropshire

 

18

5

2

0

2

9

47

4

155

Ross on Wye CC

 

18

4

1

0

1

12

47

2

138

Alveley CC

 

18

3

0

0

2

13

39

1

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Four 1st XI   Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Kempsey CC

 

18

13

3

0

1

1

25

0

326

Bromsgrove CC

 

18

12

0

0

2

4

18

0

280

Barnards Green CC

 

18

11

3

0

1

3

31

0

280

Kidderminster Victoria CC

 

18

11

1

0

1

5

32

0

271

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC

 

18

9

2

0

2

5

38

0

240

Himley CC

 

18

7

1

0

3

7

40

0

211

Martley CC

 

18

8

0

0

1

9

33

0

202

Hanley Castle & Upton CC

 

18

6

2

0

2

8

43

0

191

Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social CC

 

18

4

0

0

1

13

48

0

141

Halesowen CC

 

18

4

1

0

2

11

41

0

139

Old Hill CC

 

18

5

1

0

1

11

44

24

131

Harvington CC

 

18

2

0

0

1

15

46

0

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCL Div Five 1st XI Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

W

D

T

A

L

BP

Pen

Pts

Astwood Bank CC

 

17

14

1

0

1

1

13

0

328

Stourport-On-Severn CC

 

17

13

2

0

1

1

14

0

305

West Malvern CC

 

17

12

2

0

1

2

19

0

276

Tenbury Wells CC

 

17

11

0

0

1

5

27

0

260

Stourbridge CC

 

17

6

1

0

1

9

37

0

174

Barnt Green CC

 

17

5

3

0

1

8

45

0

158

Hallow CC

 

17

4

2

0

1

10

35

0

138

Old Elizabethans CC, Worcs

 

17

4

2

0

1

10

41

0

128

Redditch CC

 

17

3

1

0

1

12

35

0

110

Enville CC, Staffs

 

17

1

0

0

1

15

29

0

54

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% ABAN

Divs 1-5 1st Xis

 

1034

 

 

 

70

 

 

114

6.77

Divs 1-5 2nd Xis

 

998

 

 

 

84

 

 

45

8.42

Divs 6-10

 

427

 

 

 

44

 

 

46

10.30

TOTAL

 

2459

 

 

 

198

 

 

205

8.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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