Bromsgrove Cricket Club
Bromsgrove 1st XI struggled against an accurate Walsall seam attack, making just 143 before being bowled out in 42 overs. The league leaders had a few hiccups along the way as they chased down the score but a 50 run partnership between McChristie and Plant made sure that Walsall crept to a 4 wicket victory. The 1st XI slip to 7th in a very congested league but only need a couple of wins to push themselves right back into the pound seats.
The 2nd XI returned to form with victory over Stourbridge. Ben and Sam Johnson shared 7 wickets as their hosts were bowled out for 142 – Sam took 5/50 on his Birmingham League debut. After tea, Mark Bilbrough carried his bat for 65 with good support from Adam Jones (pictured top) who was undefeated on 29 as Bromsgrove reached their target with 7 wickets to spare.
The 4th XI also took part in a high scoring match posting 294 with Charlie Cordes top scoring with 54. Kidderminster made a good effort at chasing down the target before Harry Crane chipped in with 4 wickets for 41 to put the blocks on the run chase. The 4th XI leap frog Kidderminster and move into 3rd position of the back of this victory.
On Sunday, Scott Burrows took 3/15 and Harry Smith continued his good form scoring 40 with the bat as the 1st XI had a comfortable victory against Waterfront. The Sunday 2nds were also successful in their match against Studley 2nds. Dave Collins led the batting with 43 as Bromsgrove posted 181. The target was always in reach as long as ex-BDPL Premier glove man Jack Williams was at the crease but when young star Henry Marshall cleaned him up the Warwickshire outfit fell short.
Scott Burrows was the unlikely bowling hero as the 3rd XI secured a dramatic victory after almost throwing away a winning position. Paul Hutchins and Harry Smith (pictured above) both scored 56 as Bromsgrove posted 254 against Kidderminster. Dougie Bridge took 5/45 and was well supported by Chris Burford (3/43) as Bromsgrove looked to be cruising to victory but a 9th wicket stand of 78 left Kiddy needing just 3 runs from 3 deliveries before Burrows took the final wicket in only his 2nd over.
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