IT’S a massive weekend for cricket in the Birmingham and district first division with Solihull sides Moseley and Dorridge both fighting for promotion to the premier league.
Momentum is currently with fourth placed Dorridge who beat Whitchurch last weekend and take on league leaders Wombourne on Saturday and Smethwick on Bank Holiday Monday.
“If we can get through this weekend with two positive results then it will be massive for us,” said skipper David Ball. “We’ve been very consistent and with five games to go if we can keep this momentum going we have a good chance of going up.”
Dorridge have only lost once this season with two losing draws and Ball believes that, due to the impact of the weather, the teams at the top aren’t necessarily the best in the league.
“We’ve had seven games washed away and that’s had a big impact on the shape of the table but you can’t do anything about the weather,” he said.
Sitting five points above Dorridge are Moseley who failed to take full advantage of a bowler’s track and watched Ombersley compile 226, Worcestershire’s Brett D’Oliveira hitting 104.
“The game was lost with the way we bowled, neither myself nor Freddie Eburah bowled that well,” confessed stand-in skipper Tom Watts.
“It was a 170/180 wicket and we let them get 226, although D’Oliveira’s batting was extremely impressive.”
In reply Huw Jones was again the pick of the Moseley batsmen but he quickly ran out of partners, particularly after the wicket of Abdul Hafeez fell.
The Streetsbrook Road side face lowly Coventry NW at home on Saturday and Wombourne away on Bank Holiday Monday.
On Saturday K&D play Barnt Green away and Brockhampton at home on the Monday. Berkswell face Brockhampton away then Wellington, also away.