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Cloudburst halts surge for the title

RUNAWAY leaders Knowle and Dorridge saw their lead reduced on top of the Birmingham League Premier Division after their local derby with Moseley was washed out without a ball being bowled.

RUNAWAY leaders Knowle and Dorridge saw their lead reduced on top of the Birmingham League Premier Division after their local derby with Moseley was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Two almighty cloudbursts over Streetsbrook Road ruined any chance of play and left both sides as frustrated spectators. It meant chasing sides Shrewsbury and Kidderminster Victoria were able to cut Knowle and Dorridge’s lead to 30 points.

Knowle and Dorridge face a tough test of their title credentials on Saturday when they travel to improving Smethwick. The hosts have been boosted by the inclusion of Pakistan test star Mohammed Akram who will open their bowling attack together with former Warwickshire favourite Mo Sheikh.

Knowle and Dorridge skipper Jamie Spires insisted: “This could prove a pivotal game. A positive result could leave us clear of our rivals with only five games to go”.

On the downside, Knowle and Dorridge have lost the services of Warwickshire bowler Andy Miller who has suffered a foot injury. It means Ben Coley is called into the side to open the attack along with Will Mottram.

 

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