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No room for heroes in Cockspur clash

BATTING hero Chris Kenny must come to terms with the prospect of being left out of Knowle and Dorridge’s side to face Walmley at Eldon Drive this Sunday in the Cockspur Cup National Club Knockout.

BATTING hero Chris Kenny must come to terms with the prospect of being left out of Knowle and Dorridge’s side to face Walmley at Eldon Drive this Sunday in the Cockspur Cup National Club Knockout.

Kenny’s cracking knock of 72 against Barnt Green in the previous round saw K&D through to the last 16.

But such is the strength available at Station Road, skipper Jamie Spires accepts he will have to disappoint several players ahead of Sunday’s big game.

“I’ve spoken to the lads, they know the position and I hope they understand,” he said. “I’ve told them all their time will come.

“I could have chosen 16 or 17 players for the game and it wouldn’t have weakened the side at all. I’ve so many options it’s difficult keeping people happy.”

Knowle and Dorridge will be boosted for their trip to Walmley with the inclusion of former Glamorgan batsman David Hemp and the experienced David Smith.

Even one-time Warwickshire player Luke Parker is prepared to travel up from London for the game.

Although Walmley have struggled in the Birmingham League Premier Division this term, Spires is under no illusions: “They’re a much better side than their league position suggests. Indeed it seems as though some of their players are saving their best form for Sunday so we have to be at out best”.

Play commences at 1pm.

 

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