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Bowlers star for Berkswell in thrilling win

Birmingham League

Birmingham League

HIGH-FLIERS Berkswell host a relegation-threatened Water Orton side at Meeting House Lane as they continue to close in on the top of Division Two.

Last weekend a thrilling 31-run home victory over St Georges propelled them into the promotion places despite losing both openers for single figure scores.

Left arm spinner Hitshu Bachani was influential for St Georges and his figures of 6-47 helped the visitors dismiss Berkswell for just 123.

The St. Georges reply started in similar fashion to Berkswell's innings as Sultan Khan and Thomas Milnes reduced the visitors to 11 for 3 by the third over.

Despite a brief burst of runs, St Georges' collapse continued as Dave Brignull's (4-27) skills prematurely ended their response for just 92 runs.

Meanwhile in the Third Division Olton travel to Fordhouses after earning a hard-earned draw at home to Coles-hill.

Invited to bat first Coleshill made a disastrous start losing two wickets for 10 runs but that was the end of Olton's success.

DK Ranaweera cracked 140 as they piled up 231-8 with Babar Khan taking 4-55.

Olton never really got going in their innings as Phil Trilloe (5-39) bowled superbly, taking the first five wickets.

With Coleshill pressing for the win Babar Khan joined his skipper James Neale and their 20-over partnership for 58 runs ensured a draw.

Dorridge host former Premier Division side Wellington in the First Division on the back of a three-wicket defeat to runaway league leaders Old Hill. ..SUPL:



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