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Knowle & Dorridge and Moseley set to lock horns

THE eagerly-anticipated local derby between Knowle & Dorridge and Moseley takes place at Station Road tomorrow - weather permitting.

THE eagerly-anticipated local derby between Knowle & Dorridge and Moseley takes place at Station Road tomorrow - weather permitting.

Spencer Platt's fifth placed side remain favourites however Moseley will be backed by the morale-boosting win over Shifnal last week.

Bowling star Elliott Wilson is the main threat for K&D but it will be interesting to see how he deals with in-form Moseley batsmen Keith Bell and David Powles

In a bottom-of-the-table battle, Huw Jones' side came out on top last week as Shifnal slipped into the relegation zone following an 80-run defeat.

Fred Eburah (3-44) and Usman Awan (3-30) led from the front as Moseley dismissed the visitors for 122.

In reply Bell smashed the Premier League's highest score of the day with an unbeaten 103 to help the hosts home.

There will need to be some end of season fireworks if K&D are to claim top spot after crashing to defeat at home to Himley.

Tim Heap was in inspiring form as his 6-23 helped bowl out the hosts for just 74.

Dorridge face Harborne in the First Division tomorrow as both sides battle to stay in the division.

The Grange Road side are starting to struggle in the division after a promising start to the season.

Last week they were easily beaten by Attock who hit a respectable 194 in their innings with Tahir Mahmood (35) and Rafaqat Zaman (39) providing the ammunition. Hot-shot Zaman captured 4-23 as Dorridge's reply was ended in a dismal 94 all out.

In the Second Division Berskwell face fellow promotion candidates Ombersley as the title challenge remains tight.

Last week a substandard bowling display followed by a lacklustre batting performance saw Berkswell lose at home by 155 runs to Aston Manor and subsequently drop to third place.

The visitors made 279 for the loss of nine wickets with Shahid Hussain remaining unbeaten on 98.

Dave Brignull was the best of the bowlers - returning figures of 6 for 87 off 20 overs.

The hosts failed to make an impact in their reply and were dismissed for a disappointing 124.

It was also a frustrating day for Olton as the weather prevented them from performing in their Third Division tie with Brockhampton.

On a wet wicket Olton were dismissed for 72 but as the weather improved the hosts made light work of reaching the target. Tomorrow they face Whitchurch.

 

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