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Walmley crushed as Knowle and Dorridge consolidate

KNOWLE and Dorridge continued their charge towards a second successive Birmingham League Premier title following a convincing five wicket win over bottom side Walmley.

KNOWLE and Dorridge continued their charge towards a second successive Birmingham League Premier title following a convincing five wicket win over bottom side Walmley.

Skipper Jamie Spires led from the front by taking five for 39 with his left arm spin as Walmley were removed for 217.

Scottish recruit Freddie Coleman struck 63 and found support from wicketkeeper Chris Booth who cracked a further 53.

That total was never enough once South African Jacobus Pienaar set about the Walmley bowling and blitzed his way to an unbeaten 117 not out.

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Richard Johnson kept him company when adding 66 as Knowle and Dorridge raced to victory with 10 overs to spare.

Moseley managed to hold out for the draw against Wellington, but still slip to fourth from bottom as a result.

Freddie Eburah and Sharkey Hussein both helped themselves to three wickets as Wellington were restricted to 212 for nine.

Moseley mustered 152 for eight in reply, Abdullah Awan on 52 and a defiant 42 not out from Hussein kept Wellington at bay.

Tariq Mohammed hammered 98 not for Dorridge but couldn't prevent his side crashing to a six wicket reverse against Division One promotion candidates Old Hill.

Tariq's total helped Dorridge reach 206 for nine, a target Old Hill overtook in reply thanks to the efforts of Nitesh Patel 59, Mike Hingley 47 and Dan Wood with 65 not out.

Former Warwickshire favourite Dominic Ostler was in outstanding form with the bat as Berkswell battered bottom side St Georges by 165 runs in Division Two.

Ostler thumped the Telford side for 123 not out as Berkswell piled on the runs to reach 298 for six.

St Georges then surrendered to 133 all out in reply after spinner Babar Khan claimed five for 34.

Olton inched themselves off bottom spot in Division Three despite suffering a 76 run reverse against third placed Coleshill.

Jason Jordan plundered 117 while Dave Brown provided a further 70 as Coleshill accumilated 286 all out.

Olton tried to give chase, but fell short on 210 all out after Phil Trilloe had taken four for 32.

 

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