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Bromyard aim to finish term in second spot
2:10pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
BROMYARD saw off Redditch by five wickets with Edd Oliver’s patient, unbeaten 38 guiding them home on 108-5.
Greg Leighton (5-29) played a key role in bowling Redditch out for 107.
Bromyard, who will be cursing their slow start to the season, are 38 points behind champions Astwood Bank and 12 ahead of thirdplaced Pershore.
Å A fine innings by Old Elizabethans’ Liam Ridings damaged Eastnor’s hopes of a top-five finish in Birmingham and District Premier League Division Two.
Ridings crashed 13 fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 114 from as many balls as his team chased down Eastnor’s 191 all out with seven wickets and 17 overs in hand.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Eastnor scored steadily. Skipper Clive Chadhani (14) and Andrew Fisher (26) gave the villagers a good start with an opening stand of 48.
But the best batting came from Atiq Ur Rehman whose 63 from 95 balls provided the backbone of the innings until he was the penultimate man dismissed.
Although Iain Howie (1-23) took an early wicket, the Eastnor total never looked like being enough once Ridings got into his stride.
Atiq (2-44) completed a good all-round display with a useful 10-over spell.
Eastnor are sixth in the table but only three points behind fifth-placed Whitchurch.
- Relegated Worcester Nomads have an outside chance of finishing third-from-bottom in Division Three after beating Milford Hall by 26 runs in Bransford.
They are 19 points behind Cannock before they drop back to Worcestershire League Division One.
Against Milford, Nomads were restricted to 177-8 from 50 overs with opener Lewis Austin (51), Liam O’Driscoll (36), Sam Roberts (32 not out) and Richard Henry (30) keeping them afloat.
However, Milford found the going even more difficult and were dismissed for 151 in 47 overs with Henry taking 5-17 from 10 and Matt Ormerod claiming 3-34.
Nomads thirds reached the Worcestershire League Saturday Plate final with a 135- run thrashing of their Bromyard counterparts.
Skipper Alistair Browne blasted 83 and Ben Beazley 54 in their 255 all out before Bromyard were dismissed for 120 in 44.1 overs.
Rob Willis (27) top scored but Nigel Dexter swooped with 3-3 in 4.1 overs for Nomads.l