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Worcestershire County League Results

25th June 2016

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2016 07:53pm
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Worcestershire County League

 

Summary of results Saturday 25th June 2016

 

Several games were affected by the rain and had to resort to the interruptions calculator, mostly trouble free!

 

Division one 1st XIs, leaders Nomads stayed out in front with another efficient bowling and fielding performance at home to third placed Hagley, meanwhile, Colwall had to wait for some rain delays to eventually reach the target to beat 4th placed Burghill, Tillington & Weobley who were only losing for the second time this season.

 

So Nomads have 167 points, Colwall 162 and these two have now opened a gap over Hagley 135 and Burghill 132. However, something has to give next week when the top two sides meet at Colwall to decide who heads the table at the half way mark.

 

Stourport beat Worcester, Bewdley held off Cookley’s challenge to reach a reduced target but only just, Droitwich beat fellow strugglers Pedmore with Ash Fearnall scoring 95 not out and Belbroughton thrashed Oldswinford. So at the bottom, reading up, we have Oldswinford on 63, Droitwich 83, Pedmore 90 and Belbroughton 94.

 

Next week apart from the leaders’ clash at Colwall, Hagley entertain Bewdley and Burghill travel to Worcester.

 

In Division two 1st XIs, the leaders Redditch maintained their form by achieving are-calculated target against Wormelow for whom Lachlan Hartley scored a highly proficient 99. Two of the chasing sides, Chaddesley and Coombs Wood both won, Chaddesley by just 5 runs in a tight re-calculated chase over Evesham and Coombs Wood had a fantastic win at home to Bromyard, scoring 413-8 thanks to Mike Langford’s 134 and Carl Whyte’s 121 and then dismissing their visitors for 168.

 

Redditch’s lead is now 37 points over Chaddesley and they, in turn, are 17 ahead of Coombs Wood who have now overhauled Feckenham and lead them by three.

 

Elsewhere, previous contenders Feckenham lost at home to Lye, Enville squeezed past Bredon by 4 runs in an adjusted target match and Alvechurch celebrated their first win of the season, against Dominies, but remain rooted to the foot of the table 10 points behind Bredon who trail Bromyard by a further 9.

 

Redditch will end the first half of the season with a trip to Bromyard, Chaddesley will visit Lye whilst Coombs Wood are at home again to Evesham.

 

In Division three 1st XIs, Harborne have toppled the leaders Bartestree as the latter’s match at Ross was abandoned halfway through the first innings and Harborne’s match at home to Cleobury was conceded to them.

 

Netherton are third after beating Himbleton, then come Old Vigornians who beat Barnards Green and Kempsey are up to 5th following their win over, bottom but one, Malvern. So Harborne have 163 points, Bartestree 155, Netherton 138 and Ovs 133.

 

In the other match, Rushwick beat Avoncroft to ease their relegation worries. Next week, Harborne visit Kempsey, Bartestree host Old Vigornians and Netherton are at Avoncroft.

 

In Division four 1st XIs, the leaders, Martley and Fiveways OEs both lost to teams closing in from behind them. Martley lost at home to Astwood Bank and Fiveways at Stourport chasing a reduced target.

 

Bromsgrove won at Hanley Castle & Upton thanks to Paul Hutchins’ 118 and Kidderminster’s evergreen sexagenarian, Godfrey Lamb made 136 not out in his side’s 343-5 which was only just enough to beat Halesowen in an uninterrupted match by 11 runs after John Aston had weighed in with 95 of his own.

 

Claverley slipped up at home to Himley and Alveley beat Oldswinford. At the top of the table now Martley have 162 points, Fiveways 149 and Astwood Bank 141.

 

Next up for Martley is a trip to Alveley and Fiveways entertain Calverley whilst Astwood Bank will host Stourport.

 

In Division five 1st XIs, the first half ended with Tenbury still 5 in front of Hallow after both had very comfortable ten and nine wicket wins over Droitwich and Redditch respectively.

 

Old Elizabethans kept up their challenge in third by beating Old Hill and West Malvern beat Barnt Green to remain fourth.

 

At the top, it is now Tenbury on 149 points, Hallow 144, OEs 133 and West Malvern 127. In the other match, Stourbridge thrashed bottom placed Enville and are now 5th.

 

Next week, the second half starts with Tenbury visiting Enville, Hallow at home to Stourbridge, OEs at home to Redditch and West Malvern travelling to Old Hill.

 

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In the 2nd XIs, in Division one, the leaders, Nomads had their wings clipped somewhat at Hagley who beat them by 1 wicket in a reduced target match. For Nomads Ollie Ranscombe made 85 not out and for the hosts, Ian Moss scored 81.

 

Stourport beat Worcester but only by 9 runs, and that was mainly thanks to Cristian Parry’s 117 not out and four wickets for 18 runs. They are now 45 points behind Nomads and 4 in front of Colwall who beat Netherton after Chris Kendal scored 100 not out. Colwall lead Hagley by 7 and Redditch are 6 further back after scoring 325 and conceding 325 at Pedmore.

 

In other games, Coombs Wood beat Belbroughton and Evesham beat Bewdley.

 

In Division two, Feckenham, like their 1sts, lost heavily to Lye with Lye’s Dave Borley grabbing 7-16 to set up the win and they now lead Harborne, winners at Cookley by a single point. There is then a 35 points gap to 3rd placed Enville who beat Burghill comfortably and 6th placed Wormelow again had precious little cricket as they managed to bowl just 43 overs to Droitwich.

 

Rushwick beat Avoncroft and Bromyard saw off Oldswinford so Avoncroft remain bottom on 62 points and Oldswinford have 64 with Burghill on 78 above them.

 

In Division three 2nds, Chaddesley Corbett lost at Bromsgrove who are now just 4 points behind in second and one ahead of Fiveways who beat Bredon.

 

Alvechurch are 34 behind in 4th after they won at home to Dominies thanks to 151 scored by Mike Gilmour and Alvechurch climbed above their opponents in the process.

 

Kempsey have climbed off the foot of the table by beating Claverley as Irfan Kayani took 6-14 and as a result of Kidderminster and Bartestree failing to get past 20 overs in the first innings, Kempsey are now 10 points in front of Kiddy.

 

In the other game, Ovs beat Alveley and enter the top half of the table.

 

Division four 2nds leaders Himbleton lost to Stourport and have dropped to fourth after Astwood Bank beat Martley and Halesowen beat Ross.

 

So the table is now headed by Astwood Bank with 161 points followed by Halesowen 156, Stourport 150 and Himbleton 139.

 

In other games Mark Read took 5-17 for Himley at home to Malvern, and Barnards Green beat Oldswinford by 10 wickets.

 

Division five 2nd XIs joint leaders Hallow and Old Elizabethans had mixed fortunes as Hallow beat Redditch by 23 runs as OEs were losing to Old Hill by 52 runs. So Hallow now lead the pack by 15 points and OEs head Stourbridge by just 9 after Stourbridge thrashed Enville.

 

Tenbury and Droitwich were rained off and in the final match Barnt Green conceded to West Malvern

 

 

 

In the One team section, Division six could now develop into a really close finish, as at the halfway stage, Harvington’s lead was cut to 8 points after they lost to Romsley and Pershore defeated Highley. Behind Pershore come Harborne, just 4 points behind, as yesterday their match was conceded to them by Birlingham.

 

The final matches saw a full strength Cutnall Green annihilate Worcester Nomads with 7 under 15s playing and Ombersley beat Hagley.

 

Division seven north leaders Stone beat Romsley thanks to 98 scored by James Batsford and they lead Belbroughton, winners over Harborne by 6 points.

 

Netherton are only one point behind Belbroughton following a big win over Fiveways. For Netherton, Mo Shoaib scored 148 not out and Rehan Haider took 5-18.

 

In the other match, Coombs Wood beat Cookley.

 

Division seven south’s leaders are now Ombersley Taverners who overtook Kidderminster after the latter conceded to them as well as Worcester who lost to Bartestree who are 3rd.

 

Bredon beat bottom side Bromyard and Bewdley beat Evesham despite Evesham’s Jack Haines scoring 134. 

 

Last week the 1st XI knock out cup was won by Worcester Nomads who beat Belbroughton and in the 2nd XI final this week, Nomads take on the mighty Bewdley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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