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Rain puts the skids under Knowle and Dorridge's charge

RUNAWAY Birmingham League leaders Knowle and Dorridge were stopped in their track by wet weather which prevented any play whatsoever in their local derby with Moseley at Streetsbrook Road.

RUNAWAY Birmingham League leaders Knowle and Dorridge were stopped in their track by wet weather which prevented any play whatsoever in their local derby with Moseley at Streetsbrook Road.

Two prolonged cloudbursts put paid to any chance of play which meant chasing Kidderminster Victoria and Shrewsbury were able to cut Knowle and Dorridge's lead to 30 points at the top.

Dorridge were undone by the weather as well when their Division One contest with Wombourne was eventually abandoned as a washout.

By that stage, Dorridge already had Wombourne well and truly on the ropes when rain saved them.

The match had Dorridge officials thumbing through the record books after Valeed Butt and David Ball shared a second wicket stand of 238.

Ball remained unbeaten on 109 after Butt had earlier perished for 113, the pair taking Dorridge to 251 for two.

Busy Ball then backed up his batting by taking four for 36 to leave Wombourne reeling at 146 for eight when rain arrived.

But because Wombourne had only received 20 overs in reply, the game was ruled as abandoned.

Berkswell were another side to pile on the runs in their Division Two contest with Harborne.

Phil Neale thumped 85 while former Warwickshire favourite Dominic Oster added a further 80.

Barbar Khan cracked another 47 to leave Berkswell on a formidable total of 247 for eight.

In reply, Harborne plodded to 95 for five at close.

Olton and West Warwicks find themselves back bottom of Division Three after their contest with Studley was cut short.

Stu Harris struck an unbeaten 61 not out as Studley reached 201 for eight.

Olton's response had risen to 37 for one when rain brought a premature halt.

 

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