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Still no joy for Moseley

WITH nearly a third of the season gone, lowly Birmingham & District Premier League outfit Moseley are still looking for their first win.

WITH nearly a third of the season gone, lowly Birmingham & District Premier League outfit Moseley are still looking for their first win.

And things won't get any easier for Huw Jones' side tomorrow when they travel to The Gorway to take on the reigning champions Walsall, a side sitting pretty at the other end of the table.

While the Streetsbrook Road strugglers sit in the relegation zone after their seven match winless run, high-flying Walsall remain poised for another title-contending season despite a losing draw against Kidderminster Victoria last week.

Moseley on the other hand were left deflated after a 30-run defeat against current league leaders Wolverhampton for whom 14-year-old Anish Kapil smashed 59 to help steer his side to 176-9.

Jones hit 63 as the tie turned in Moseley's favour but Sairaj Bahutule took 4-54 to reduce the hosts for 146.

Although rain has been forecasted to play its part over the weekend, captain Jones is hoping for a positive outcome.

Meanwhile Knowle & Dorridge entertain another of this season's stutterers, a Shifnal side who have only one win to their name this campaign.

A home win at Station Road is imperative should the predicted downpours hold off.

With teams above them guaranteed to drop points, K&D's opening batsman David Smith knows the importance of picking up points in this 'tough league'.

A battling home victory over lowly Leamington last week boosted the morale in the side.

Last year's First Division winners hit an impressive 228-8 as they opened the batting thanks to Luke Parker's 84.

But Smith was grateful to his side's lower order batsmen who smashed an unbeaten partnership of 86 to steer K&D to a two-wicket win.

"It was a very tough game as are all of them are in the Birmingham Premier League," Smith admitted.

"However, to come back from an awkward position was very pleasing. Both Nick Warren and Ben Pugh played really well to win the game for us.

"Considering we feel that we haven't reached our full potential yet, we are very happy with the season so far. That said, we all need to keep improving to make sure we are in with a chance when it matters at the end." ..SUPL:

 

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