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Olton back to winning ways over bottom club

Olton 191-2 (24pts) Won at Home against Ansley Sports 187a.o. (3pts)

Olton 191-2 (24pts) Won at Home against Ansley Sports 187a.o. (3pts)

Olton managed to get the winning feeling again after thrashing bottom of the league Ansley by 8 wickets.

Ansley won the toss and decided to bat on a good track but there was rain in the air and a wet outfield could make this an interesting decision.

With this in mind, Sunil Vyakaranam (2-37) opened up with Jamie Hawkins (2-41), and with some resistance from Boyd, Olton made quick inroads with both openers taking two wickets a piece to leave Ansley struggling on 70-4.

The rain then hit but fortunately for the home side, it didn’t last. Yasir Ali of Ansley was the only batsman to hold any resistance but his 31 wasn’t enough when Docker bowled him and continued to rip through the rest of the line-up.

The reply was dealt with in a professional manner with Liam Gatley, pic tured, and Chris Joiner giving no chances at all and put in a match winning 129 partnership. Olton then gaining ground on leaders Streetly to leave them third in the Warwickshire Premier League. Next up is Kings Heath Away (1.30pm start).

Olton’s 2nds couldn’t beat the weather at Four Oaks Saints and the match was abandoned.

However the result leaves Olton top of the 2nd XI Premier League with other results going their way.



Cathrina Hulse
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Annette Belcher
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