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Birmingham League Round-up: Mackintosh stars in Barnards Green victory, first win for Old Elizabethans and defeat for Worcester Nomads

Craig Gibbons 23rd May, 2017

JACK MACKINTOSH claimed five wickets as Barnards Green beat Shifnal to move into the top two promotion spots in Birmingham League Division One.

The Green were put into bat after losing the toss and following two spells of rain, their innings was quickly reduced to 35 overs.

After getting some time at the crease, the North End Lane side eventually posted 123-9 from their allocated overs Oli Swift (30) and Phil Harris (28) hitting the majority of the runs.

But it was Mackintosh who stole the show as he removed five batsmen for 28 runs as Shifnal were skittled out for just 84 after 29 overs.

Old Elizabethans picked up their first Division Two victory of the campaign at Wombourne with the help of three half centuries.

With the game limited to just 29 over per side due to Saturday’s poor weather, OEs posted a score of 208-7 from their innings with Jamie Boyle (54), Richard Gardiner (56) and Atiq Ur Rahman (52) hitting the majority of the runs.

In reply Wombourne quickly crashed to 91-9 before the last pairing of Zachary Smith (24 not out) and Dale Quiney (28) pushed the score to 149 as the hosts were back in the pavilion in the 27th over.

Matt Davis (3-30) and Rufus Bullough (3-23) shared the pick of the wickets for OEs who entertain Penkridge on Saturday.

Worcester Nomads suffered a third consecutive defeat in Division Three at the hands of Astwood Bank.

Last season’s Worcestershire County League Division One champions were hustled out for a paltry 62 in the 22nd over.

Only opener Trevor Keen (24) reached double figures for Nomads.

In response, Bank had reached 55 for the first wicket before Alex Robinson (13 not out) and Tom Pedley (15 not out) pushed the score to 66 in the 15th over.

Defeat for Nomads leaves them third-from-bottom and have not won since the opening day of the season.

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