WB Dartmouth 155-2
“A bad day at the office”, was how Berkswell skipper Dominic Ostler described his side’s performance after it slumped to an eight wicket defeat at West Bromwich Dartmouth, a loss that leaves the Meeting House Lane outfit rooted to the foot of the table.
The visitors to Sandwell Park were reduced from 123 for 4 in the 35th over to 154 all out in the space of six overs with only Ostler (48) making any real contribution with the bat.
In reply, Dartmouth opener Kadeer Ali hit a rapid 20 runs out of the first 30 posted before losing his wicket to Lewis, and then Chris Cheslin removed Rawlston Tappin (0) six balls later. However, these wickets were to be the only bowling successes for Berkswell.
Next week Berkswell are on their travels again as they head to high flying Himley who have won their first two games and sit in joint top, but a defiant Dominic Ostler said: “With the new league format for the first five games of the season where it is win or lose cricket, everything is to play for and we only need a couple of wins to put us up with the pace setters.
“We just need to hold our nerve and not let our last two results deflate us.”