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Worcestershire County Cricket League

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

By Chris Marsh

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Summary of results Saturday May 10 2014

LONG-SLEEVED sweaters on, but most matches that started managed to finish as the expected downpours failed to ruin many games.

First XIs

Division One

And then there were two, as the sides who are now three from three are Colwall, for whom Tom Coleman hit 114 at Bromyard to earn a 70 runs win, and Pershore who beat Hagley in a reduced match.

The other side who had been level with those two, Nomads, had to watch as Pedmore recovered from 10-2 to rack up an impressive 326-3 as Nomads again struggled to find a fifth bowling option, using no fewer than five to bowl 20 between themselves. Pedmore's James Musk hit 98*, Danny McDonnell 77 and Dan Jones 68* and Nomads managed 203-9 in reply. As a result it is Pedmore who jump to 3rd place behind the two leaders after three rounds.

Elsewhere, Worcester gained their second win defeating Evesham thanks to 93 from Mo Adeel.

The two other matches were abandoned.

Next time out, Colwall receive the injured Nomads, Pershore travel to Harvington, and Pedmore host Redditch who are under cooked to date.

Division Two

Two wins out of three for Bewdley, Cookley, Oldswinford, Wormelow and Enville. The game at Oldswinford with joint-leaders Cookley was called off less than halfway into a reduced match which means they remain 1st and 2nd by a few bonus points.

This enabled Bewdley, for whom Simon Mauger scored 113* to beat Coombs Wood on scoring rate, Wormelow who thrashed Feckenham and Enville who won at Burghill all to take advantage and progress.

The other two games had first wins for Lye and Dominies who easily beat Rushwick and Malvern respectively.

Next week, Cookley entertain Rushwick, Oldswinford are at Malvern and Bewdley go to Enville.

Division Three

Stourport still head the division by a point after they thrashed Cleobury Mortimer, and Netherton are 2nd following their victory at Tenbury.

Avoncroft's second win, this time at Alveley, elevates them to third and Chaddesley are fourth after winning at Ovs.

Bredon's game at Alvechurch fell victim to the weather and the final game at Ross against Harborne has not been reported. Next week, Stourport visit Chaddesley and Netherton entertain Ross.

Division Four

This Division now has only one 100% side, Claverley, who easily disposed of Halesowen's youngsters. Bromsgrove's match at home to Martley being a casualty of the weather means they have to settle for second spot at present and behind them come Bartestree who lost at home to Himbleton, Martley and Five Ways who were also becalmed at Romsley.Kidderminster won at Oldswinford 3rds and Old Hill in sixth were rained off for the second time at home to Himley. Next week Claverley are at Himbleton and Bromsgrove go to Kidderminster.

Division Five

Three sides have won both games played to date, Barnards Green for whom former 1st XI skipper Tim Williams took 4-23 to restrict West Malvern; Hanley Castle for whom Will St. Ledger-Chambers, a former protégée of Tim's, scored 101 in the defeat of Stourbridge, and Kempsey for whom Simon Dorrell made 111 as they thrashed OEs.

Barnt Green are fourth after being rained off at home to Astwood Bank and in the final match, Stourport's Sam Hayes made 75* as his side beat Hallow for whom Stuart Hayes made 55 – probably not related, you never know!

Next week Barnards Green receive Barnt Green, Hanley are at Stourport and Kempsey at Stourbridge.

Division One

The table is still jointly led by Hagley, Rushwick and Worcester Nomads but all were rained off which has enabled Colwall, who defeated Bewdley, and Stourport who returned with the spoils from Evesham, to join them on 45 points.

Elsewhere, Redditch won at Cookley and Belbroughton triumphed at Droitwich with a century for Phil Boardman.

Division Two

Last week's solitary winners, Enville, were the only side to get a game on and their convincing victory over Alvechurch sees them top the division with 60 points, well ahead of the chasing enforced idle four sides all on 30.

Division Three

Bredon are still the only 100% team after they beat Burghill. Bartestree returned to winning ways at Harvington,while Chaddesley accounted for Claverley.

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