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25th Jun, 2021

WCL Round-up: Wins for Kempsey, Malvern, West Malvern and Hanley Castle + defeats for Colwall, Worcester and Rushwick

Craig Gibbons 26th Jun, 2017

WORCESTER succumbed to their third successive Worcestershire County League Division One defeat as they were comprehensively beaten by Cookley by ten wickets.

Only Henry Lewis (52), Duncan Kasuso (29) and Mohammad Adeel (37) reached double figures as Worcester were skittled out for 151 after 39.5 overs.

Danny Soley starred with the ball as he picked up five wickets for Cookley who cruised to victory without losing a man.

Openers Simon Cook (65 not out) and Jaimen Rudd (72 no) helped the visitors reach 152 in the 32nd over with the help of 15 extras.

Fourth placed Worcester travel to league leaders Bewdley on Saturday hoping to return to winning ways.

COLWALL’S three-game winning streak in Division One came to a halt as they crashed to a 76-run defeat at Pedmore.

Pedmore opted to bat after winning the toss where the posted a respectable 225-7 from their 50 overs with Wayne Holt (67) top scoring.

After suffering a middle order collapse, it was left for Matthew Porter (35 not out) and James Burgoyne (36 no) to salvage the host’s innings.

In reply, Colwall were hustled out for just 149 in the 38th over despite Nicholas Brown crashing 82 runs.

Colwall welcome Redditch to Stowe Lane on Saturday.

Simon Dorrell hit a century for KEMPSEY who returned to winning ways in Division Three with an emphatic seven-wicket victory over promotion-chasing Bartestree & Lugwardine.

After losing their 100 per cent record at the hands of Avoncroft last week, Chris Jones’ Kempsey outfit made light work of their 258 target to maintain their 22-point lead at the top of the table.

Kieran Smith (61) and Wilf Munn (53) led the way with the bat for the visitors who had set a strong target to defend.

However, after falling to 74-2, the 174-run third-wicket partnership between Dorrell (101) and Zakary O’Neill (99 not out) raced Kempsey to 248.

New batsman Tristan Robinson came in but failed to score as O’Neill ticked off the winning runs for the hosts.

Kempsey face a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday when they travel to second-placed Himbleton.

Tom Hale’s swashbuckling 110 guided MALVERN to a 115-run victory over Avoncroft in Division Three.

The Ramblers set the visitors a mammoth target of 277-8 from their 50 overs which they successfully defended as they skittled Croft out for 162.

Malvern have now won their last five games on the bounce and sit just 44 points off the promotion spots.

Third placed Bartestree & Lugwardine are up next for Malvern on Saturday.

RUSHWICK remain in the Division Three relegation zone following their 155-run defeat at Alvechurch & Hopwood.

Alvechurch’s Adam Markham-Jones’ 74 went some way to the hosts total of 275-7 while Curtis Beach fell just two runs short of his half century.

A total of 31 extras went to the cause before Rushwick were sent back to the pavilion for just 120.

Only John Ingles (24), Stuart Tipper (11) and Niwantha Indima (24) reached double figures for Rushwick who lie second-from-bottom.

Rushwick travel to Astwood Bank Thirds on Saturday.

Philip Chaundy smashed a century for WEST MALVERN who cemented top spot in Division Four with a 75-run win at Worcester Thirds.

Chaundy’s 137 and Robin Lloyd’s 64 fired the hosts to 281-6 from their allotted 50 overs.

West’s bowlers then limited the Worcester as hosts were out for 206 in the 44th over.

Matthew Gammon (3-51), Matthew Hindmarsh (2-19), Rowan Dakin (2-39) and Matt Penkoks (2-35) got a share of the wickets.

Tenbury Wells are the visitors to West Malvern this Saturday.

Promotion-chasing HANLEY CASTLE & UPTON consolidated third place with a comfortable six-wicket victory over Stourport-on-Severn Thirds.

Stourport could only post 133 from their innings as Mark Dearlove (22), Phil Williams (18) and George Teal (26) were the only players to reach double figures.

In response, Ollie Price hit an unbeaten 48 to guide Hanley to 188-4 after 34.1 overs.

Opener Grant Matthews also chipped in with a steady 33 for the visitors who remain three points off second placed Bromsgrove Thirds.

Hanley entertain Worcester Thirds on Saturday.

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