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Moseley look for wins to ease their worries

THERE will be no break for Moseley this Bank Holiday as they face a tricky trip to Wolverhampton tomorrow followed by an equally tough home game with Walsall two days later.

THERE will be no break for Moseley this Bank Holiday as they face a tricky trip to Wolverhampton tomorrow followed by an equally tough home game with Walsall two days later.

The Streetsbrook Road side will be hoping to pick up valuable points as they look to distance themselves from the dreaded drop zone.

However, they know that a defeat tomorrow could see them slide down the league if other results go against them.

Last week the rain saved them from an inevitable defeat after they were dismissed by league leaders Barnt Green for just 103.

Former England spinner Richard Illingworth (4-29) and Dougie Brown (5-40) took the wickets but the adverse weather denied the Worcestershire side victory with them cruising on 33 without loss.

Knowle & Dorridge travel to relegation-threatened Leamington Spa and Shifnal in two must-win games for Spencer Platt's side.

Not only would a victory help neighbours Moseley, it would also keep K&D's title dreams alive.

In a rain-interrupted encounter on Saturday, K&D won the toss and batted against Walsall, reaching 160 for five, from 55 overs. Dave Smith led the way with 66 and Mark Littlewood contributed 56.

Walsall had cruised to 80-2, from 27.2 overs, when the match was abandoned with Brad Wilson unbeaten on 35.

In the First Division, Dorridge host promotion-chasing Old Hill at Grange Road then travel to Wellington for two crucial fixtures.

Last week their battle with Cannock finished up even as torrential rain ended the game.

Dorridge were dismissed for 148 with Michael Talbot (3-21) the pick of the bowlers. Cannock's reply ended on 29-3.

There was better news in Division Two though as Berkswell pulled away from third-placed Penn with a battling victory over Aston Unity.

Sultan Khan (5 for 28) and Dave Brignull (5 for 51) bowled unchanged to dismiss Unity for 91, before Berkswell cantered to victory in 24 overs.

They now face two tough away encounters against midtable teams St Georges and Water Orton.

In Division Three, Olton & WW will be full of confidence after a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bablake Old Boys last week.

They will have to raise their game if they are to take anything out of the short trip to Coleshill, although they will expect a win at home to Fordhouses.

 

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