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Birmingham League: K&D keep up the pressure on league leaders

TITLE contenders Knowle & Dorridge host Kidderminster Victoria tomorrow in the hope of closing the gap on Premier League leaders Barnt Green.

TITLE contenders Knowle & Dorridge host Kidderminster Victoria tomorrow in the hope of closing the gap on Premier League leaders Barnt Green.

Spencer Platt's men have won three out of the last four games, and the third placed side still remain firmly in the chase for top honours.

A 26-run away victory over Himley last week propelled K&D up the table.

All-rounder Travis Friend helped them clinch victory, taking 4-21 after Walmley had reduced the visitors to 143-8.

Moseley face a tough home tie against high-flying Himley but the Scorers side will be boosted by last week's six-wicket success at home to Kidderminster Victoria.

Due to a late start the match was reduced to 31 overs each side and the visitors hit 134-7 as they were put into bat by Moseley.

Match winner Ian Westwood smashed 61 as he returned from a six-week spell on the sidelines to guide Moseley to success.

In the First Division Dorridge entertain basement boys Sutton Coldfield who have only won one game outright all season.

Last week Dorridge moved out of the relegation zone despite only picking up a winning draw at home to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stuart Eustace (71) and Elliot Seal (51) led the hosts to 233-8 but Brian May smashed 106 as the visitors battled to 225-9.

In a huge game at Meeting House Lane tomorrow, Berkswell take on league leaders Smethwick in the Second Division.

Deadly duo Dominic Ostler (100) and Freddie Klokker (87 not out) guided the promotion hopefuls to an away win that looked unlikely after Old Elizabethans had smashed 246-6.

Third Division side Olton & WW travel to mid-table rivals Lichfield as they hope to build on last week's draw at Bridgnorth.

The hosts scrambled to 166-8 with Babar Khan and James Neale taking two wickets apiece.

In reply Marc Webb helped kick-start an Olton revival with a composed 49.

But on the last ball Olton needed two runs to win outright and could only find one so the points were shared as they recorded 166-9.

 

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