BARNARDS Green slipped up in their hunt for promotion from Division One of the Birmingham League after slumping to a 34-run defeat at home to Attock.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Attock started slowly after Omar Masood (12) and Rawait Khan (0) departed early on but a solid 57 off 71 balls from Arsalaan Mahmood and 32 from Mohammed Khan steadied the ship for the visitors.
Junaid Khan (22) and Harris Khan (21) added further runs before Attock were bowled all out for 188 in the 47th over.
Alex Hepburn (4-56) and George Rhodes (3-52) got the lion’s share of the wickets for Green whose reply was far from spectacular.
Despite George Rhodes (36), Phil Harris (34) and top scorer Dannie Rees (41) adding sizable contributions, Green were bowled out for just 154 in the 37th over.
Junaid Khan (3-43) and Amjad Zaman (3-44) helped Attock cruise to the 24 point victory, a result which sees Green drop down to fourth in the table.
Green will look to return to winning ways on Saturday as they welcome Sutton Coldfield to North End Lane.
COLWALL boosted their hopes of securing promotion from Worcestershire County League Division One after securing an away-day five-wicket victory over Burghill, Tillington and Weobley.
The hosts won the toss and elected to bat but after opening batsman Cameron McNaught departed for 24, they looked to be in trouble but Sam Johnston’s 80 pushed the score over the 100 mark before they were bowled out for 174.
After rain affected play, Colwall were given a revised target of 165 to reach in 38 overs.
Joseph Blight’s 67 not out pushed the visitors towards victory as they reached 165-5 in the 33rd over.
Colwall welcome league leaders Worcester Nomads to Stowe Lane on Saturday (July 2) for a crucial top of the table clash.
KEMPSEY moved up to fifth in Division Three with a comprehensive 80-run victory over second-from-bottom MALVERN.
Malvern won the toss and elected to field but were left frustrated as Tristan Robinson (65) and Samuel O’Neill (87)
pushed Kempsey to 159-3.
Simon Dorrell (29 no) and Steve Winstanley (14 no) guided the visitors to 222-4 from their revised 33 overs.
Kempsey’s Zakary O’Neill (5-20) starred with the ball as Malvern were bowled all out for 142 in the 31st over.
HANLEY CASTLE & UPTON dropped into the relegation zone of Division Four after their harrowing 149-run defeat to Bromsgrove Thirds.
After losing the toss and put into bat, Bromsgrove dominated as Paul Hutchins (118) and David Collins (71 no) guided the visitors to 290-5 from 50 overs.
In response, Charlie Tippell fell three runs short of his half century before the home side were bowled out for 141 in the 47th over.