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Dorridge march on in Birmingham & District Cricket League

Dorridge stand 14 points clear at the top of the Birmingham & District League Division 1 after just three games following their demolition of a big hitting Bromsgrove side

Dorridge stand 14 points clear at the top of the Birmingham & District League Division 1 after just three games following their demolition of a big hitting Bromsgrove side.

The home side posted a seemingly impressive 258 for six but set a rain revised target of 243 in 42 overs Dorridge made 244 for five collecting 20 points in the process.

Skipper David Ball said he always felt the 258 target was achievable given the excellent state of the Bromsgrove wicket.

“They sort of made it look easy going into the break and looked on target for 270 or 280 but we took some wickets and the momentum swung our way.

“We have a lot of batting in the side and I would always back us in a chase anyway - at one stage we were 180 odd for one so we were right on top of it.”

Rain fairly ruined Dorridge last year but this time round the elements worked in their favour with a number of matches hit by downpours and abandoned.

“Other results definitely went our way,” said Ball, “and every time we’ve had Bromsgrove in the past three years it’s rained and I didn’t think we’d play but their was in really good condition.”

Top scorers for Dorridge were Jonathan Webb (106), James Atkinson (40) and Matt McGillivray (32 not out) and on Saturday they face the enigma that is Smethwick at home, not that Ball is fazed.

“They have some very good players but I’d still back our team,” he said.

Moseley meanwhile tumbled to their third straight defeat after their bowlers suffered a miserable afternoon against Shifnal who set the huge total of 348, their Shropshire skipper Richard Oliver hitting 213 not out.

Facing a revised target of 210 in 20 overs Mose finished on 129 for seven.

On Saturday they play second top Wellington at home and will be looking to get off the mark.

 

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