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Reality check as Dorridge charge falters

Dorridge suffered a reality check against lowly Brewood when a brilliant performance by their overseas player Morne Heyneke saw him rip apart the village batting order

Dorridge suffered a reality check against lowly Brewood when a brilliant performance by their overseas player Morne Heyneke saw him rip apart the village batting order.

At one stage he was six for 16 and finished on six for 47 - all this after hitting 32 as Brewood reached the modest total of 149 for nine in 55 overs.

For previously unbeaten Dorridge it looked a figure easily within their reach, but they hadn’t reckoned with Heyneke.

“It was basically one bloke went straight through us,” said Dorridge skipper David Ball.

“It was a bit of a shock but hopefully we’ll bounce back against Leamington on Saturday.”

The match had started so promisingly for Dorridge with bowlers Iftikhar Ahmed, returning four for 42, and Kasir Shah, three for 23, doing the bulk of the damage.

“We bowled really well, although our fielding let us down and we dropped a couple of catches. They got about 30 or 40 more runs than they should have,” said Ball.

Despite this he still backed his batting order to knock out the required runs.

“I think we could chase down any total and we weren’t throwing our wickets away; at the death we still had a slim chance but the game went away from us,” said Ball.

The skipper himself fell victim to Heyneke, bowled for two, and the Aussie will be expecting a return to form tomorrow.

“This result was good for us in a way as it showed we cannot slacken and that we should play well every single game.”

The result means that Kenilworth Wardens have moved ahead of Dorridge by one point in Division One.

Moseley’s match against Smethwick ended in a draw, Matt Pickering (91) and Usman Shabir (82) being the pick of their batsmen as they finished on 260 for eight with Smethwick closing on 224 for eight.

On Saturday they are away at Bromsgrove.

 

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