KNOWLE and Dorridge look like strong contenders for Birmingham Premier League champions after they comfortably beat Shrewsbury last Saturday by four wickets.
K & D won the toss and put Shrewsbury in. Bowlers Neil Coley (3 for 25) and Will Mottram (3 for 36) then got to work and were mainly responsible for Shrewsbury’s dismissal for 142.
Luke Parker’s 46 was the highest score of the match, as K & D maintained their challenge for the title with a response of 146 for six.
Another standout for K & D was Green on 3-47.
Captain Jamie Spires said: “We benefitted from winning the toss and got stuck in early.
“We got their key batsman out in the first over, which was a big deal for us.
“We knocked the rest off reasonably comfortably and there were no major issues.”
K & D are now second from top in the Birmingham Premier Division, behind Barnt Green.
Spires added: “We didn’t set too many goals this year to be honest. We were a couple of men short.
“We’re not surprised where we are and at the turn it’s a good position to be in.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) K & D play West Bromwich Dartmouth.
“They’re quite a similar side to us,” Spires said.
“They have strong batters and reasonably weak bowlers. The toss will be important.
“We haven’t really looked like losing this year and if win, well that’s great.”