MOSELEY turned around a miserable performance against title chasing Shrewsbury to seal a winning draw against fellow strugglers Walsall and keep their heads above the Birmingham League Premier Division drop zone.
Skipper Huw Jones read the riot act to his side following their six-wicket reverse at Shrewsbury which saw the Streetsbrook Road side skittled out for 78 runs.
“I raised my voice in the dressing room afterwards because some of the lads didn’t prepare properly,” he said.
“We were lazy in our attitude and didn’t switch on at all until it was too late.”
A transformed Moseley had Walsall on the ropes during their Bank Holiday Monday meeting but couldn’t prise out their last pair who survived six overs to secure a draw.
Calum MacLeod’s 55 not out brought some late impetus to Moseley’s innings which went from 120 for eight to 155 for nine in three overs.
Sharkey Hussein then snapped up three for 23 as Walsall struggled to reach 112 for nine but Moseley proved unable to budge tailenders Andy Hawkins and Colin Griggs.
Moseley travel to bottom side Walmley on Saturday where strike bowler Freddie Eburah takes charge in the absence of the unavailable Jones.