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Leaders lock horns

Cotswold Hills League

Cotswold Hills League

LEADING pair Catherine-de-Barnes and Elmley Castle will lock horns in a mouth-watering top of the table Division One clash tomorrow.

The two teams are tearing the league apart but Catney have a one point advantage that keeps them in top spot going into the game.

Last weekend a solid batting performance helped to see off a spirited Ashton-under-Hill side.

A good target of 199 was posted with vice captain Marc Lewis (52) excelling.

Catney's attack then proved too much for Ashton as they were dismissed for 107 to give them maximum bowling points.

In the Premier Division basement boys Tanworth-in-Arden host third place Exhall & Wixford. The faltering side remain rooted to the foot of the table after a crushing away defeat against fellow strugglers Earlswood.

Batting first Earlswood hammered 298 runs and lost only five wickets. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 176 and are therefore still searching

that elusive first win of the season.

Earlswood know a win tomorrow over Overbury will move them into mid-table and above their Worcester-shire rivals.

Henley-in-Arden are also languishing at the wrong end of the table, just two points ahead of bottom place.

On Saturday they lost to Shipstonon-Stour by three wickets after scoring 152-8. They host Wellesbourne tomorrow.

Elsewhere, in the Second Division, impressive Rowington entertain FISSC as they look to further extend their lead at the top.

Last weekend a four-wicket win over lowly Long Itchington was inspired by Scott Rogers who took 4-32 as the strugglers were dismissed for 168.

In reply Graham Sly played his usual style and smashed a patient 62 as Rowington cruised to victory with four wickets in hand.

Meanwhile in the Fourth Division, Dorridge & Hockley Heath host Tanworth in Arden II on the back of a seven-wicket win over Norton Lindsey II.



Cathrina Hulse
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Annette Belcher
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