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In-form K&D are back in title race

JUST three games remain in the Birmingham Midshires Premier League and tomorrow Knowle & Dorridge entertain Wolverhampton in an enormous game at Station Road writes Gregg Evans.

JUST three games remain in the Birmingham Midshires Premier League and tomorrow Knowle & Dorridge entertain Wolverhampton in an enormous game at Station Road writes Gregg Evans.

The Black Country side were leading the division this time last month but a disastrous run of defeats has seen them slip down the table.

K&D however are peaking at the right time and look certain to give Walsall a run for their money.

Two victories last week propelled them up to third place, just 22 points off top spot.

An impressive 88-run win over Leamington on Saturday was made even sweeter with a three-wicket success away at Shifnal.

Moseley cruised to defeat over Wolverhampton as Fred Eburah (6-10) helped dismiss the faltering side for just 38.

However Huw Jones' side narrow-ly lost to Walsall on Monday but a win tomorrow at relegation-threatened Leamington Spa should guarantee their place in the top flight.

In the First Division, Dorridge distanced themselves from the relegation zone with two productive results.

On Saturday they dismissed Old Hill for 102 and reached their target with seven wickets to spare.

Monday's encounter with Wellington was a much tougher game however solid contributions from Stuart Eustace (46) and Abdul Hafeez (42), pictured above, helped Dorridge post 164-9.

In reply Wellington battled to 110-8 to scrape a share of the points.

Tomorrow they travel to fellow strugglers Coventry NW.

Berkswell travel to Evesham as they look to consolidate the runnersup spot in the Second Division.

They remained in the promotion places despite slipping to defeat against fellow contenders Water Orton.

A winning draw at St Georges had briefly put them at the top of the pack.

Freddie Klokker (52) inspired Berkswell at St Georges before they were dismissed for 160.

However, the weather denied the visitors a win as rain halted play half way through St George's innings.

In the Third Division Olton continued to apply pressure to second-placed Brockhampton with two victories over Coleshill and Fordhouses.

They must beat lowly Studley tomorrow if they are to creep into the promotion places.

 

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