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Upbeat Dorridge finish season on high

DORRIDGE broke Bromsgrove hearts when beating them by five wickets at St Godwalds Park.

DORRIDGE broke Bromsgrove hearts when beating them by five wickets at St Godwalds Park.

That was after Bromsgrove had worked overtime to make the pitch playable at all - but eventually a 33 over game took place.

Bromsgrove were desperate to get the game on as victory could have given them promotion back to the Birmingham League Premier Division.

But Dorridge were in no mood to help.

Initially Jayden Levitt had taken the game by storm, carrying his bat for 85 runs after Bromsgrove batted first.

None of his team mates, including Worcestershire’s Alexei Kervezee could emulate Levitt’s aggression as David Ball and Abdul Hafeez gave little away without any success.

It was Kasir Shah and Andy Stevenson who were rewarded with three wicket apiece before Bromsgrove abruptly declared in the 31st over on 156 for six to maximise their chances of bowling Dorridge out.

The plan backfired as both Jonathan Webb and Valeed Butt punished a disappointing Bromsgrove bowling attack.

Hopes of a positive result appeared dashed following another heavy shower which left just 15 overs to try and salvage a result.

At this point, Dorridge threw caution to the wind as Webb 39, Ball 38 and Tariq Mohammed 38 not out, refused to allow Bromsgrove’s bowlers to settle into any sort of rhythm.

A late flurry of boundaries by Shah and Mohammed took Dorridge to a winning 160 for five in the final over and ensured they finished in a mid-table position.

 

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