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Parker and Chisti make it easy for Knowle and Dorridge

KNOWLE and Dorridge never really looked like losing to bottom side Wolverhampton in the Birmingham League Premier Division.

KNOWLE and Dorridge never really looked like losing to bottom side Wolverhampton in the Birmingham League Premier Division.

While Wolves wicketkeeper Chris Brook struck a defiant 66 with the bat, a total of 190 all out wasn't ever going to stretch a Knowle and Dorridge side reinforced by the arrival of South African star Jacobus Pienaar.

Wolves included 53 years young Alan Warner to spearhead their bowling attack along with Worcestershire hopeful Mark Russell.

The former Derbyshire paceman still showed he'd got a few tricks up his sleeve removing Warwickshire wicketkeeper Richard Johnson lbw for six and then accounted for Piernaar when he'd made 33.

Apart from those hiccups, it was plain sailing for Knowle and Dorridge as Luke Parker struck an unbeaten 69 not out while Attiq Chisti kept him company on 68.

The Station Road side raced to 192 for two and an eight wicket win, which takes them back upto second spot in the table - just three points behind leaders Shrewsbury.

Moseley pulled off a highly impressive 48 run success over Walsall.

The Streetsbrook Road side plundered 240 for five with the ageless Ian Stokes hitting a half century while Calum McLeod managed 46.

Walsall looked well placed for victory while Worcestershire's Jack Manuel remained at the crease.

Manuel went onto score a superb 102, but lacked sufficient support at the other end as Walsall finally succumbed to 192 all out with young Moseley prospect Ricardo Gordon grabbing four for 53.

Dorridge didn't quite manage to secure victory in Division One -but at least they had Shropshire rivals Shifnal on the ropes at close.

Skipper Abdul hafeez led from the front with 56 as Dorridge reached 246 for six.

Shifnal were struggling at 191 for eight at the end.

Although not winning, Dorridge pull further clear of the drop zone.

Berkswell were beaten in their Division Two top of the table clash with leaders Old Elizabethans.

Worcester based Elizabethans posted a target of 259 for four - that total being built around their overseas player Krishall Magage who made 77.

Berkswell took up the chase in reply, but fell 28 runs short by the finish on 231 all out despite a brave 49 from Mo Akhlaq.

Olton and West Warwicks piled on the runs in their Division Three contest with Pershore.

Gary Hawkins hit 84 and Mike Ceillam made 59 as Olton reached an imposing total of 259 for four.

Pershore were hanging on in reply at 203 for seven.

Despite this promising result, Olton still remain locked at the bottom with Brewood - some 31 points away from safety.

 

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