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Tongue wags after fine tons as Bromyard secure double
4:40pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Sport
BROMYARD maintained their outside chance of promotion from Worcestershire League Division One with two big Bank Holiday wins.
Ryan Tongue had a weekend to remember with centuries in the second-placed Flagonners Green club’s victories over Pedmore and Oldswinford which left them 60 points behind leaders Astwood Bank.
He flayed the Pedmore attack for an unbeaten 146, in an unbroken stand of 260 for the fourth wicket with Eral Anderson (131 not out) who weighed in with 14 fours and six sixes.
Not content with starring merely as a batsman, Tongue picked up 3-10 to assist Greg Leighton (2-31), Dave Taylor (2-37) and Dinusha Fernando (2-45) in removing Pedmore for 216 in a 111-run win.
Then, 48 hours later, Matt Bullock (6-83) bowled well for Bromyard but Oldswinford were still able to post an impressive 272.
However, it was nowhere near enough to test the home batsmen with Tongue (101) joined on this occasion by Fernando (146no) in an opening stand of 265, the highest Bromyard partnership for any wicket in the league.
They romped home by nine wickets with more than 18 overs left.
Tongue also scored 76no in a 10-wicket Marches Sunday League thrashing of Builth Wells.
- In Worcestershire League Division Two, second-placed Colwall’s batting suffered an off-day at Bewdley as they were forced to hold on for a losing draw on 126-9 in reply to 217-7.
The Stowe Lane club were involved in a thrilling winning draw with leaders Harvington in their next game.
Dan McKay (66) led the way as Colwall compiled 204 with Jacob Rodgers (29no), Ben Wheeler (28) and James Abel (27) chipping in.
Harvington finished four runs short of victory with one wicket in hand as Max Backhouse (4-48) and Mike Gooch (2-32) bowled well.
Colwall’s teenage allrounder Ben Cooke was the star in Second XI Division One.
Against Bewdley, Cooke followed up his innings of 172 with 5-53 in a 217-run hammering.
He was again in the runs with 122no as his side collected a winning draw with Belbroughton.
- Division Six champions Canon Frome could return to the GB Liners Marches League next season.
They secured the title with a six-wicket beating of Redditch thirds as Ben Child claimed 5-14.
- Eastnor look set for a midtable finish in Birmingham and District Premier League Division Two after a double Bank Holiday defeat.
Title-favourites Oswestry proved too strong but Eastnor battled hard before going down to a four-wicket loss.
Steady scoring, with Arshad Hussain scoring 30 and Atiq Ur Rehman 27, guided Eastnor to 157-8.
Oswestry took their time in reply with good bowling from Atiq (2-21) and Sajid Ali (2-20) but reached their target with three balls left.
Eastnor then scored a competitive 236-7 against hosts Water Orton who passed the target with five wickets left.