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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.

Knowle and Dorridge suffered their first defeat of the Birmingham League season, losing by six wickets to Premier Division newcomers Ombersley.

Ben Brookes, with 46, led some tailend resistance as Knowle and Dorridge were removed for 191 before Ombersley responded with 192 for four, overseas wicketkeeper-batsman Uday Kaul cracking 95 not out, while Worcestershire’s Brett D’Oliveira added 50.

Berkswell beat Shrewsbury by 22 runs. Stephen Parker plundered 60 as Berkswell recovered from 23 for four to reach 204 all out. Shrewsbury were restricted to 182 all out.

Dorridge skipper David Ball was in devastating form at Brockhampton. He blitzed 144, while Mo Ishtiaq added a further 64, to help Dorridge amass 283 all out. Chris Boroughs claimed four for 36.

Mahroof Azim then captured five for 74 as Brockhampton fell just short on 274 all out, despite the efforts of Danny Irvine (76).

Kenilworth Wardens claimed their first win of the season with a five-wicket success over Wolverhampton.

Ramanjot Jaswal made 87 in Wolves’ 240 for six but was surpassed by Scott Stenning, who reached 105 as Wardens responded with 241 for five.

Tom Burton produced one of the best Birmingham League batting displays of recent times. The 22-year-old Walmley all-rounder scored a sensational 194 to put champions West Bromwich Dartmouth to the sword.

In a boundary-laden innings, Burton blitzed 15 sixes and 16 fours.

Together with Danial Chaundhry, who made 59 not out, they put on 168 runs for the third wicket and helped Walmley reach a massive total of 328 for five. Dartmouth were dismissed for 225.



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