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Local cricket round up: Worcester thump Harvington to extend lead at top

Worcester Editorial 11th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER CC maintained their title push with a thumping 151 run win over Harvington in Division One of the Worcestershire County League.

After making 241-8 thanks to 58 from James Padden and Mo Adeel’s 49, Harvington were skittled for just 90 as Adeel and Liam Weston claimed three wickets each.

Worcester’s lead at the top was stretched to 57 points as second-placed Pershore only picked up one point in their six-wicket defeat at Pedmore.

Dominic Badger took 6-38 and Sam Roberts then hit an unbeaten 100 as Worcester Nomads beat Redditch by ten wickets.

Badger ripped through the hosts middle order as Redditch collapsed from 114-2 to 167 all out with only Tom Field (38) making any impression with the bat.

Richard Henry (2-54) and Matthew Ormerod (2-11) took the other four wickets to fall.

It was a different story when Nomads batted as Roberts and David White (60 not out) chased down the target with almost 15 overs to spare.

Elsewhere, the battle of the basement two saw Evesham claim a winning draw over Bromyard, Colwall earn a winning draw at Droitwich and Hagley piled up 353-6 thanks to a century from James Spavin as they beat Belbroughton by 177 runs.

IN DIVISION Two Worcester Dominies had to settle for a losing draw at Oldswinford.

The visitors made 264-9, but Oldswinford reached 243-4 in a rain-shortened innings to pick up 16 points to Dominies 7.

Rushwick’s battle for survival took another blow as they lost by 110 runs to Malvern.

Malvern made 296-8 in their 50 overs but despite a fine 95 from Chris Pearman, Rushwick never threatened and were bowled out for 186.

OLD Vigornians claimed a thrilling last-over win against Netherton by one wicket in Division Three.

Chasing 146 for victory, the visitors chased down the target with just five balls left as the last wicket pair of Jabba Riaz (9 not out) and Charlie Emmerson (2 not out) saw them over the line.

OLD ELIZABETHANS push for promotion from Division Two of the Birmingham League was dealt a blow as they suffered a crushing eight-wicket defeat against Stourbridge.

After making a below-par 226-8 at The Memorial Ground with Joe Taylor scoring 80, the visitors chased down the target without any trouble thanks to Steven Game’s 95 and half centuries from Alex Bingham and Audy Alexander.

OEs were asked to bat first and captain Jamie Boyle and Johann Smit got them off to a fine start with an opening stand of 88.

The partnership was broken when Boyle was bowled by Bilal Hassan for 38 and he was quickly followed by Jonathan Miles who was trapped in front by the same bowler.

When Smit fell for 59, lbw to Alexander, OEs were 105-3 and had lost three for 17, but an excellent fourth-wicket stand of 113 between Joe Taylor and Damon Gariff forged a fine recovery before Gariff was dismissed by Hassan.

This sparked a flurry of wickets as Hassan tore through OEs batting line up, including the scalp of Taylor who fell for a fine 80 off 67 balls, as the innings stuttered at the end and Hassan finished with 6-58.

Bingham and Game got Stourbridge’s reply off to a flying start with an opening stand of 108 before Bingham was caught and bowled by Taylor Pugh for 61.

However, Alexander continued where the opener left off as he smashed an unbeaten 65 off 49 balls.

Game fell late on, five short of his century, but the damage had already been done and the visitors cruised home with more than six overs to spare.


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