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Catney still clinging to promotion ambition

THE final weekend in the Cotswold Hills league promises to be an exciting end to the season as Catherine-de-Barnes look to clinch promotion.

THE final weekend in the Cotswold Hills league promises to be an exciting end to the season as Catherine-de-Barnes look to clinch promotion.

The odds are highly stacked against Catney as they have to beat third-placed Norton Lindsey and hope leaders Stratford-upon-Avon thrash second-placed Elmley Castle.

Nevertheless the Hampton Lane side will be full of confidence as they approach the game after trouncing Moreton-in-Marsh by nine wickets last week.

A crushing win saw Catney collect 21 points against their doomed opponents.

Influential skipper James Mason finished with career best figures of 10-3-18-7 as the visitors were bundled out for 86.

In reply, an unbeaten 49 from Mason helped Catney cruise to a nine-wicket victory.

In the Second Division Rowington's hopes of winning the league were dashed as current leaders Warwick beat them by 48 runs.

Graham Sly (47) top scored for Rowington but they could only reach 184-8 in reply to Warwick's impressive 232-7.

The R's need to win on their travels at Shipston-on-Stour and hope Warwick are beaten on home soil by mid-table Long Itchington/.

Relegated Premier Division sides Henley-in-Arden and Tanworthin-Arden came head to head in a game where the only prize was local pride.

Hosts Tanworth-in-Arden were dismissed for 118 and Henley's reply of 119-3 gave them their first win of the season.

In the Fourth Division the match between Dorridge & Hockley Heath and Earlswood seconds was abandoned so each side picked up five points apiece.

Tomorrow Dorridge & Hockley Heath take on leaders Bearley.

 

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