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Knowle & Dorridge rue bad weather

Kidderminster Victoria 258 for five, Knowle & Dorridge 204 for seven

Kidderminster Victoria 258 for five, Knowle & Dorridge 204 for seven

A LACK of net practice has been blamed by skipper Jamie Spires for Knowle & Dorridge’s misfiring performance against Kidderminster Victoria in the Birmingham Premier League.

While admitting that batting, fielding nor bowling had been up to scratch he said the weather had also played a significant role.

“We’ve just had one grass net session all year because of the weather - there’s indoors nets but they’re far too hard for what the ground is doing at the moment,” he said.

Away at Kidderminster the hosts were allowed to compile an impressive 258 for five off 49 overs.

In reply, K&D started well, Dave Smith hitting 82 before the visitors collapsed to 204 for seven but managed to bat out their overs.

“The problem we faced is that we were coming in facing getting seven an over when the bowlers had found their rhythm. However the important thing is that we didn’t lose,” he said.

On Saturday K&D face last year’s champions Barnt Green, a team that sent them out of the knock out trophy on Sunday.

l Dorridge Cricket Club meanwhile turned in a sparkling performance to beat Whitchurch by ten wickets.



Cathrina Hulse
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