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Promotion hopes take another hit

SOLIHULL Blossomfield's promotion dreams are gradually fading away but a win tomorrow over fellow title contenders Bedford could ignite the spark the Wardens side desperately need.

SOLIHULL Blossomfield's promotion dreams are gradually fading away but a win tomorrow over fellow title contenders Bedford could ignite the spark the Wardens side desperately need.

The Premier Division outfit slipped further down the league with a disappointing losing draw at home to Atherstone Town last week.

A huge score of 315-6 put the visitors in a commanding position and in reply Blossomfield could only manage 187-6.

In Division One, Offchurch Lapworth face basement boys Camp Hill Old Eds - a side that has lost every one of their games this season.

Last week Lapworth were robbed of the chance to move up to second place as their tie with Pickwick P&M was abandoned because of the rain.

Lapworth had hit 308-7 but Pickwick's reply was halted and no further cricket took place.

Marston Green moved closer to the Division Two relegation zone as they suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Four Oaks Saints.

Tomorrow they will be hoping to see off an in-form Lyndworth side.

After slipping to a losing draw at Castle Bromwich last time out, Knowle & Dorridge will be determined to get their

promotion push back on track when they visit bottom side Griff & Coton.

Hampton & Solihull comfortably defeated the strugglers last week at Marsh Lane by six wickets.

Griff & Coton posted an interesting target of 193 for 8 from their 50 overs with Phil Daniels (90) top-scoring.

H&S have profited from the opening partnership of captain Mike Palmer and Piers Roberts through the first half of the season but the middle-order came up trumps on this occasion.

They were led by Richard Lucas who batted superbly for his 80 and he was ably supported by Tony Seifas (35) and Dave Castle (33 not out) to see H&S home in 40 overs for the loss of only three wickets.

Palmer's men travel to Castle Bromwich tomorrow.

In Division Four, Knowle Village remain in a prominent third position and will be hoping to press leaders Weoley Hill when they host rock-bottom Thimblemill.

Last week they took a rain-affected draw from their trip to Erdington Court in Division Four

Solihull Municipal narrowly remain Division Five leaders after a winning draw over Coventry Uni and face lowly Willclare tomorrow.

The students posted a satisfactory 166-8 but Municipal's reply of 138-3 earned them 14 points. ..SUPL:

 

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