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Strong display puts K&D into third spot

Wellington 269 for 8, Knowle and Dorridge 281 for 8

Wellington 269 for 8, Knowle and Dorridge 281 for 8

Winning draw for K & D

A run-laden affair saw K&D leap-frog Wellington to third place in the Birmingham Premier League.

Justin Hemming (53), Jamie Spires (45 not out) and Richard Johnson (44) were the leading batsmen for K&D with Simon Khomari taking 3 for 36 for Wellington.

Khomari hit 44 as Wellington responded and 59 from Bilal Shafayat plus a quickfire effort from Martin Delaney (59) nearly pulled off a famous victory for the home side.

Wellington went away with nine points, with Knowle and Dorridge taking 15.

Skipper Jamie Spires said: “We started off up against it really. We had lost a few first team regulars so we were slightly under strength.

“The guys we brought in did very well. Matt Lee did himself some huge favours, Justin Hemming continues to do well for us. Everyone sort of chipped in, nobody got 100, it was a team effort with the bat and the same with the ball really.

“We were missing Ben Coley and Neil Coley, Will Mottram and Andy Miller wasn’t released from Warwickshire - four of our seam bowlers.

“The rest were guys asked to come in to do the job.

“We were not far away from a win,if we had a bit more experience with the ball we could have been looking at 24 points.

“We are into third now and we have started to see people come back. We are starting to get stronger.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) K & D host Walsall, starting at noon.

Spires added: “We’ve played them already this season and their overseas player got a big score against us. I think the guys will be up for it.”

* Batsman Chris Davidson, right, on his way to 31/ photo by Dave Edwards www.newboldimages.co.uk

 

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