How we use Cookies

Berkswell defy the rain in push for promotion

BERKSWELL were the only local Birmingham League side to beat the weather when they continued to press for promotion from Division Two thanks to a slender 17 run success over Cannock.

BERKSWELL were the only local Birmingham League side to beat the weather when they continued to press for promotion from Division Two thanks to a slender 17 run success over Cannock.

Returning to the scene of their Twenty20 triumph, Berkswell were indebted to Wessel Hartslief who produced a matchwinning display with both bat and ball.

Hartslief held Berkswell's batting together when he hit a half century as his side recovered from being 18 for four at one stage to reach 123 all out after Matt Robinson had ripped out figures of four for 18.

Hartslief followed up with figures of five for 29 as Cannock crashed to 106 all out in reply.

Berks well are still third in the table, but remain within striking distance of leaders Evesham and Old Elizabethans.

Premier Division pacesetters Knowle and Dorridge were completely washed out for a second week running - but still remain 30 points clear of their closest rivals with four games remaining.

Moseley also missed out on any action at Kidderminster Victoria while Dorridge's Division One match with Stratford was also rained off.

Olton and West Warwick's prospects of avoiding relegation from the Birmingham League weren't improved with no action at Division Three leaders Eastnor.

In fact Olton's survival chances worsened without even playing as fellow relegation strugglers Brewood managed to beat Oswestry to move further clear of the Grange road side with tim running out.

Meanwhile two Knowle and Dorridge players featured for first class sides in the Clydesdale Bank Pro League on Sunday.

Attiq Chisti turned out for the Unicorns against Surrey and scored 29 in a Unicorns total of 207 for eight, which saw them lose out by 66 runs.

Nick James featured for Glamorgan in their heavy 178 run reverse against Worcestershire.

James took two for 19 off three overs and then contributed 15 runs as Glamorgan fell way short.

 

Journalists

Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
Full newsroom contact details
Tell us what's happening in your area.