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Birmingham League: Moseley target a Victoria victory

MOSELEY have the chance to drag themselves further away from the drop-zone when they entertain Kidderminster Victoria tomorrow.

MOSELEY have the chance to drag themselves further away from the drop-zone when they entertain Kidderminster Victoria tomorrow.

A win at Scorers on Streetsbrook Road would help Moseley's hangover after they suffered a defeat against local rivals Knowle & Dorridge last week.

Station Road played host to the event as Solihull witnessed its hottest day of the year.

The intense weather matched the cricket as Elliot Wilson got the better of in-form Keith Bell early on.

Ali Awan (40) top scored for Moseley but Will Mottram (5-20) shot them out for 132.

In reply, the league's fourth highest average scoring batsman, Travis Friend, saw K&D to a welcome two-wicket win, despite a burst of 5-39 from Calum MacLeod.

K&D travel to Walmley to take on the mid-table side at the John Findlay Memorial Ground.

In the First Division, Dorridge host Stratford-upon-Avon in the hope of moving out of the relegation zone.

With only 60 points separating 11th and 2nd place, there are sure to be many twists and turns in Birmingham Premier League's tightest division.

A disappointing eight-wicket defeat at Harborne saw Dorridge move into the relegation places for the first time this season.

The opening batsmen started well for Dorridge until Ian Butler chipped in with an unstoppable spell of 7-46 to dismiss the visitors for 116. The hosts were then guided to victory by Dan Wood's unbeaten 37.

Another disappointing batting performance gave Berkswell little hope of maintaining their top two position in the Second Division after losing by six wickets to fellow promotion contenders Ombersley.

The hosts were dismissed for 142 with Anthony McAllister the only batsman to show any resistance.

In reply, Ombersley looked shaky as they lost both openers early on. However former Warwickshire duo Duncan Catterall (75 not out) and Matt Rawnsley (45 not out) showed their class to guide the away side to victory.

Tomorrow Berkswell visit Old Elizabethans.

The top two sides in the Third Division are running away with the league but Olton & WW are still hoping they can mount a charge on promotion.

They travel to mid-table Bridgnorth with the hope of closing the gap on the leaders despite slipping further adrift last week after suffering a seven-wicket defeat at home to Whitchurch.

James Neale (54), Jonathan Webb (45) and Roy Adams (41) took the hosts to 222-9, despite Amjaad Alikhan taking 6 for 80.

But in response the prolific Maisam Hasnain hit a majestic 108 to set up the win which moved the visitors to within a point of Olton.



Cathrina Hulse
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