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Knowle and Dorridge CCC undone by Prem new boys

Knowle and Dorridge lost by six wickets to Premier Division newcomers Ombersley.

Tense one-wicket victory for Knowle

Knowle and Dorridge held their nerve to snatch a one-wicket win over unbeaten Bart Green in an enthralling contest at Cherry Hill.

Poysden display has Dorridge in a spin

Sam Cheshire smashed a boundary-laden 96 not out as Barnt Green eased to a seven-wicket win over Dorridge in the Birmingham League Premier Division.

Mark Best, Chris Cheslin, Dave Brignull, Nick James, Phil Neale (wicket keeper), James Neale, Tom Milnes, Mohammed Akhlaq, Dominic Ostler (captain), Tanveer Ahmed, Darren Maddy.

Berkswell narrow gap on leaders after Darren Maddy ton

Former Warwickshire player Darren Maddy plundered 106 off 99 balls and found plenty of support from another former Bear, Dominic Ostler.

Dominic Ostler

Berkswell are Best after Cheslin's magnificent 7

Berkswell surged to the top of the Birmingham Cricket League Premier Division after a comprehensive 214-run victory over Black Country side Himley.

Best hits a ton but Berkswell are frustrated

Berkswell took the lion's share of the points in a high-scoring winning draw against Kidderminster Victoria.

Darren Maddy in fine form as Berkswell put Barnt Green to sword

Having lost the toss and been invited to bat first, Berkswell were already looking good at 85 for two when Darren Maddy came to the crease.

Delighted Ostler sees Berkswell end season on a high

Berkswell wrapped up their second season in the top division of the Birmingham League with a well-earned four wicket win away at Walsall, the side that won the league in 2012

Delighted Berkswell secure premiership status with win over Knowle & Dorridge

Berkswell's survival in the Premier League was assured after they recorded a seven wicket victory over near neighbours Knowle and Dorridge

Crucial win for Berkswell in battle against relegation

“That was a crucial win,” said a happy Dominic Ostler after his Berkswell side recorded a vital home victory against Kidderminster Victoria

Berkswell left with work to do to save premiership status

Berkswell must win two of their last three matches to be certain of retaining their Birmingham Premier League status after a bittersweet bank holiday weekend

Berkswell 141 a/o Wolverhampton 144-4: Toss crucial as Berkswell slump to another defeat

A stunning  one-handed slip catch by skipper Dominic Ostler was the only real Berkswell highlight in a game that saw the Meeting House Lane side suffer another defeat, this time at the hands of Wolverhampton

Berkswell 224-9 v Shrewsbury 264-4: Bowling wobbles spin Berkswell closer to relegation zone

It was another day of disappointment for Berkswell when they were unable to turn a potentially match winning position to their advantage following a final eight over battering by the Shrewsbury middle order batsmen

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Berkswell 148ao Barnt Green 149/6: Troubled Berkswell inch towards relegation zone

It was another day of disappointment for Berkswell as they returned from Barnt Green having suffered a four wicket defeat by the Worcestershire side

Berkswell 234/5 Himley 184/4: Berkswell left to rue the rain

Berkswell missed out on the chance to improve their league position when, in a rain affected match, they were held to a draw by Himley

Berkswell 174ao West Bromwich Dartmouth 179ao: Berkswell's winning run brought to an end by Weat Bromwich Dartmouth

Berkswell's recent run of good form came to an end when West Bromwich Dartmouth inflicted a narrow five run defeat over the Meeting House Lane side

Brockhampton 189ao v Berkswell 207-8: Berkswell march up the table

Berkswell's recent run of good form continued after their 18 runs margin of victory away at third placed Brockhampton

Berkswell 179/8 v Walsall 169ao: Berkswell edge nail-biter

“We needed that” - was skipper Dominic Ostler’s delighted reaction after his Berkswell side ran out victors in a close-fought home encounter against reigning Birmingham League champions Walsall

Knowle & Dorridge, 187-1, beat Berkswell 186 a/o: K&D trounce Berkswell by nine wickets in local derby

Knowle and Dorridge took the derby day spoils as Warwickshire’s Steffan Piolet led a one-man rout of battered Berkswell


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