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Warwickshire League: Abbassi in the runs as leaders beaten

IN an extremely tight Boundary Sports Warwickshire Premier Division, Solihull Blossomfield are hoping to carry on from last week's success with a victory at winless Old Edwardians.

IN an extremely tight Boundary Sports Warwickshire Premier Division, Solihull Blossomfield are hoping to carry on from last week's success with a victory at winless Old Edwardians.

Bloss got their season back on track thanks to Kashif Abbassi (58) who guided them to a six-wicket win over league leaders Southam Offchurch Lapworth remain in the Division One promotion hunt after an easy away win at relegation-threatened Ansley Sports.

Sean Cross took 5-37 as the hosts slumped to 129-9 and, in reply, Steve Marillier chipped in with a useful 53 as Lapworth comfortably won by eight wickets.

Tomorrow they travel to league leaders Warwick.

Marston Green will be hoping the rain holds off when they entertain Nether Whitacre in Division Two - last week's contest at bottom club Ambleside was abandoned.

In Division Three, Castle Bromwich continued to apply pressure to the top two sides as they beat lowly Elford by three wickets. They face a home encounter with Ward End Unity.

Hampton & Solihull travel to third-placed Corley in a deflated mood after league leaders Barby defeated them at Marsh Lane last week.

Barby posted 259 for 2 from their 50 overs with Rob Field scoring a superb 110 backed up by Dave Watson (63) and Tom Gleghorn (61 not out).

Elsewhere, second-placed Knowle & Dorridge III host lowly Bulkington.

Corley defeated the promotion hopefuls by two wickets last time out.

Despite suffering a losing draw to promotion rivals Oakfield, Knowle Village remained in second place in Division Four.

Oakfield hit 183-8 but Knowle Village could only find 170-8 in reply.

A tricky home test follows tomorrow as they tackle Hunningham.

In Division Five, Solihull Municipal were cruelly knocked off top spot as their tie with Coventry Colliery was abandoned.

Justice will be done tomorrow if they beat Wolvey at home and return to the top of the league.

 

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