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Title showdown awaits promoted rowington

AFTER securing promotion last weekend, Rowington will be hoping to move to the top of the Cotswold Hills Second Division with victory over current leaders Warwick when the high-fliers come face-to-face tomorrow.

AFTER securing promotion last weekend, Rowington will be hoping to move to the top of the Cotswold Hills Second Division with victory over current leaders Warwick when the high-fliers come face-to-face tomorrow.

A second-place finish was guaranteed last weekend after another impressive display from the Sly brothers.

Graham Sly smashed 58 to add to fellow opener Scott Rogers' solid 64.

The middle order also batted valiant-ly and the innings ended on 202-5 to secure maximum batting points.

In reply FISCC started positively until Billy Sly took 3-36 from a productive spell.

In the First Division, Catherine-de-Barnes maintained their promotion push with a vital win over leaders Elmley Castle.

An excellent bowling performance in helpful conditions meant the leaders' powerful batting line up was always up against it, eventually collapsing to 113 all out.

In reply, a couple of interruptions for rain resulted in an adjusted target of 68 in the remaining overs. Catney just about got there for the loss of eight wickets.

Tomorrow they must beat Moretonin-Marsh to stand any chance of claiming promotion.

Relegated teams Tanworth-in-Arden and Henley-in-Arden face each other in the penultimate Premier Division game.

Last week Tanworth were hammered by leaders Exhall & Wixford after being embarrassingly dismissed for 43.

Henley-in-Arden, who have gone the whole season without a win were also trounced by eight wickets at Wellesbourne.

Earlswood guaranteed Premier Division cricket next season with a five-wicket win at home to Overbury.

And in the Fourth Division Dorridge & Hockley Heath picked up no points as Tanworth-in-Arden II were awarded a walkover.

 

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