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Barnards Green thrash Bromsgrove to keep up promotion hunt + county round-up

Craig Gibbons 20th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

BARNARDS Green remained in the promotion hunt in Division One of the Birmingham League after skittling out Bromsgrove for just 64 at St Goldwald’s Park.

With Boars skipper Mark Evenson winning the toss and electing to field, Green were thrown into bat and despite Andy Ford (1) going for lbw, George Rhodes’ 55 steadied the ship.

Worcestershire’s Alex Hepburn added 27 before Kyle Giniotis was removed for just one with Green sitting on 91-4.

In came Phil Harris who hit a quick-fire 98 off 82 balls with Jamie Tapper (41) also adding a sizeable contribution for the visitors in the 125-run partnership between the pair.

Will Dovey was dismissed for a duck before Ashlea Brewer (4) and Jonathan Dovey (7 no) completed the scoring for Green who ended their innings on 247-8.

Ashley Newfield starred with the ball for the Boars, taking four wickets for 50 runs but that was as good as it got for Evenson’s side as they were dismissed by Green for 64 in the 30th over.

Lewis Cordes (14), Ben Tegg (13) and Ashley Newfield (11) were the only Bromsgrove players to reach double figures in the rout.

Rhodes impressed with the ball as his five wickets for ten runs ensured Green took all 20 points, a result which maintains their promotion chase ahead of the clash against Attock at North End Lane on Saturday.

COLWALL dropped to second in the Worcestershire County League Division One table following their 29-run loss to third place Hagley.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Hagley’s opening batsman proved to be a thorn in the side for Colwall’s bowlers as Joe Lennon’s 71 helped the home side to 188-8 after 50 overs.

Colwall’s Tom Coleman (3-26) and Wehan Joubert (3-23) got their share of the wickets.

In response, the visitors were bowled all out for 149 in the 42nd over with Ben Wheeler (28) top scoring.

Michael Stead (4-40) and Dave Painter (3-29) bowled well to ensure Hagley walked away with 20 points.

MALVERN boosted their hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone in Division Three following their 58-run victory over basement side Cleobury Mortimer.

Despite Malvern’s opening six batsman only notching up 18 runs, Rob Perrins’ 52 not out and Michael Arnold’s 26 helped push the visitors to 123 all out in the 47th over.

In response, a bowling masterclass from Neil Thompson who claimed six wickets for 21 runs ensured Malvern walked away with a much-needed 20 points.

Ben Griffiths (28) top scored for Cleobury who were bowled out for just 65 after 34 overs.

KEMPSEY picked up back-to-back league wins following their 118-run victory against Himbleton in Division Three.

After being put into bat, Kempsey’s opening batsman Tristan Robinson top scored with 101 off 143 balls to help his side on their way to 251-5 after the regulatory 50 overs.

Zakary O’Neill also contributed well with the bat for Kempsey with 63 runs off 81 balls.

Despite the in-form Ali Pretty hitting 72 runs of 71 balls for the Meadow Boys, the bowling of Steve Winstanley (3-8) and Simon Dorrell (3-21) ensured Kempsey bowled out their opponents for 133 in the 26th over to secure victory.

HANLEY CASTLE AND UPTON’s Division Four clash away at Halesowen was abandoned without a single ball being bowled.

Both sides were awarded five points each.

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