Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting MG NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Francis fires a ton for Malvern
5:20pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
MALVERN continued their promotion push with another emphatic Worcestershire League Division Three win at Stourbridge Social.
The mid-table hosts batted first and totalled 200 all out with the cornerstone of their innings being 71 from opener Ikram Mussadaq.
Leg-spinner Tom Hale was Malvern’s most successful bowler with a superb spell of 3-7, while Arthur Jones also did well for 3-42.
Fourth-placed Malvern lost the prolific Andrew Cullen early on for a duck but Anthony Arnold and Rob Francis then produced a superb match-winning partnership.
Arnold continuing his excellent season with 51 and Francis destroyed the hosts’ bowling, recording a fine unbeaten score of 126 in Malvern’s 202-2 from just 31.2 overs.
They face a vital clash tomorrow (12.30pm) on the penultimate weekend at home to third-placed Avoncroft with both sides battling it out for the second promotion place.