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Shah brothers stop the rot to bring Dorridge victory

Ombersley 162 a/o

Ombersley 162 a/o

Dorridge 192 for 9

DORRIDGE’S perfect start to the season continued at Ombersely last Saturday as they recovered from 88 for seven to run out comfortable winners by 30 runs.

It all bodes well for the Grange Road outfit which has made no secret of its push for promotion this season.

“This is probably the strongest side we have ever had,” said skipper Michael Ball, “and I’ve told the boys that our main goal is to get promotion, but we’ll be taking it a game at a time otherwise we’ll be in danger of losing focus.

“So, if we just take it as it comes it will come naturally.”

The club is bulging with strength in depth this year with a lot of all-rounders to call on but Ball singled out the arrival of spin bowler Iftikha Ahmad as a key recruit.

“He’s a left arm orthodox spinner and he’s bowling really well. With the league as it is now you need to call on your spinners and he has been doing the job for us.”

Having lost the toss Dorridge were put into bat against Ombersley and soon found themselves in trouble on an uneven pitch, struggling to 88 for seven.

However brothers Kasir and Qasim Shah (40 n/o and 33 respectively) stabilised the situation allowing the visitors to post 192, a total Ball was more than happy with. In reply the hosts could only manage 162 all out thanks to an effective collective effort by the Dorridge attack.

This Saturday they take on mid table Bromsgrove away.

l Moseley meanwhile are still looking for their first win of the season after only making 142 in reply to Leamington’s 254 all out. They face Shifnal at Streetsbrook Road on Saturday.

 

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