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Warwickshire League: Thirds ready for top of the table contest

IN the Boundary Sports Warwickshire League, Knowle & Dorridge III have the chance to close the gap on the Division Three top two when they travel to second-placed side Corley.

IN the Boundary Sports Warwickshire League, Knowle & Dorridge III have the chance to close the gap on the Division Three top two when they travel to second-placed side Corley.

Last week K&D beat Ward End Unity by 65 runs to keep their promotion dreams alive.

The hosts hit 220-7 and then bowled out Ward End for 155.

Hampton & Solihull face a tough test when league leaders Barby visit Marsh Lane tomorrow.

They will be hoping to make up for last week's disappointing away defeat at Bulkington where they slipped to a four-wicket defeat.

H&S posted 146 but Martin Bassett's unbeaten 59 guided the hosts to success.

Castle Bromwich continued to press the top two in Division Three, comfortably beating Griff & Coton by three wickets. They will be hoping to add to Elford's misery tomorrow as the struggling side continue to flirt with danger.

In the Premier League, Solihull Blossomfield visit lowly Old Edwardians with a chance to erase the memory of last week's embarrassing defeat against basement boys North Warwickshire.

In Division One, Offchurch Lapworth picked up a winning draw but were hoping for an outright win after striking 307-8 in the opening innings.

Battling Bournville held firm to pick up a share of the points recording 226-7. Tomorrow they are away at midtable side Ansley Sports.

Relegation-threatened Marston Green managed to scrape a losing draw away at unbeaten Division Two leaders Civil Service and host bottom team Ambleside tomorrow.

Knowle Village will pit their wits at Oakfield in a top of the table clash in Division Four.

The travelling side will be high on confidence after a winning draw over fellow promotion hopefuls Aston Old Eds last time out.

An impressive 239-8 was followed by a solid bowling performance that helped limit the visitors to 180-9.

The top two in Division Five have pulled away from the chasing pack, but it's Solihull Municipal who sit proudly on top spot.

A tricky test tomorrow follows as Municipal travel to Coventry Colliery.

 

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