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K&D lead the pack after putting down the Wolves

KNOWLE & Dorridge topped off a celebratory day at Station Road with a 123-run victory over Wolverhampton that moved them 22 points clear of their nearest rivals.

KNOWLE & Dorridge topped off a celebratory day at Station Road with a 123-run victory over Wolverhampton that moved them 22 points clear of their nearest rivals.

The Premier Division leaders thumped their opponents after rattling up 277-7 with Atiq Chishti (83) and Richard Johnson (53) registering half-centuries.

Ben Coley showed impressive form during the visitor’s reply, picking up 4 for 35, with Worcestershire’s David Wheeldon (52) the only Wolves batsman to show any fight.

At the other end of the table Moseley swapped places with Bromsgrove as they beat the struggling side at Streetsbrook Road.

Bromsgrove’s miserable batting form continued as they were dismissed for 66 thanks to Fred Eburah (6-33).

Opening batsmen, Keith Bell (31 not out) and Ian Stokes (33 not out) saw Moseley to an emphatic 10-wicket win.

In the First Division Dorridge continued to push their promotion claims with an eight-wicket victory at Harborne, who appear increasingly likely to play their cricket in Division Two next season.

Former Moseley seamer, Kasir Shah, took 4 for 25 as Harborne slumped to an inadequate 113 all out, before David Ball (45 not out) and Richard Hall (38 not out) came together in an unbroken third wicket partnership of 67, to move Dorridge towards the top of the table.

Mohammed Ishtiaq (4 for 19) and Imran Ali (4 for 27) were the instigators of Berkswell’s demise for 105, against Halesowen, who eased to victory by five wickets thanks to an unbeaten 50 from Ben Cox.

Olton & W.W. maintained their push for promotion with a comprehensive 161-run victory over Aston Unity.

Half-centuries from Michael Ceillam (75) and Marc Webb (51 not out) saw Olton to 240 for five declared, in 51 overs, before medium-pacer Dan Neale (7 for 19) sliced through the brittle Unity line up to send them to their customary defeat.

In the Warwickshire League Solihull Blossomfield missed out on the chance to top the Premier Division after slipping to a losing draw at Handsworth.

The home side hit 229-5 but Blossomfield’s reply fell short on 171-7.

Marston Green remain top of Division Three after their innings of 234-9 earned them 16 points against Ward End Unity.

Castle Bromwich’s six-run defeat away at Weoley Hill moved them up to second place while Knowle Village sit third after a comfortable six-wicket win over local rivals Hampton & Solihull.

Elsewhere in the Cotswold Hills League Division One Rowington lost ground on the leaders after slipping to a two-wicket defeat at Warwick CC Staff.

Catherine-de-Barnes remain rooted to the foot of the table with another defeat at Alcester & Ragley.

 

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