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Local Sport in Brief
2:00pm Saturday 14th April 2012 in Sport
• CRICKET - WORCESTER Nomads ‘C’ are on course to retain their Worcestershire Cricket Board Indoor League Worcester Division Two title.
If they can beat West Malvern and lose no more than three wickets, Nomads will be crowned champions at Royal Grammar School Worcester after Martley lost again.
Martley scored 93 all out against Rushwick in a four-wicket defeat, while Malvern (81-4) tied with Avoncroft (81 all out) and are still looking for their first league win in two years.
Mike Berry (20) top-scored as Malvern lost three wickets from consecutive balls when on 62 runs before Avoncroft started well only for Owais Shah’s second over to produce three wickets for just six runs.
Paul Athey (25) needed just two runs from nearly two overs but was run out by Shah’s direct strike with the scores level.
Droitwich Spa ‘A’ continued their unbeaten run to become Division One champions by beating Bromsgrove by five wickets.
Fixtures, Sunday: Worcester v WRGS, Worcester Nomads ‘A’ v Cutnall Green; Monday: Worcester Nomads ‘C’ v West Malvern, Droitwich Spa ‘B’ v Old Vigornians.
• ROWING - FORMER Upton club member Zac Purchase and Alex Gregory have secured places in the Great Britain rowing team for the first world cup of the 2012 season in Belgrade from May 4 until 6.
Andrew Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed are in the men’s four alongside Wormington’s former Evesham Rowing Club competitor Gregory, the 2009 and 2011 world champion.
They will be joined in Serbia by either Tom James or Alex Partridge.
Tewkesbury-based Purchase and Mark Hunter, the Olympic holders, race in the lightweight men’s double scull but are unlikely to be faced with the strength of opposition that awaits at London 2012.
• RUGBY UNION UPTON CLUB - UPTON-upon-Severn will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a festival of rugby at Old Street on Saturday, April 28.
Tickets, which cost £20, are available from the Anchor Inn in the town or by ringing club secretary Rob Heeley on 07980 255783 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org For more details of the events during the day and evening as well as a match report from Upton’s Midlands Two West (South) game at runaway leaders Barkers Butts tomorrow, see next week’s Malvern Gazette.
• NORTH MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP - WORCESTERSHIRE and Herefordshire begin their attempt to win the RLF North Midlands Championship for the sixth time in seven seasons with a rematch against Greater Birmingham on Tuesday, April 24.
The two counties took the title against Greater Birmingham in last May’s final and they have been paired again in the competition opener at Moseley.
Their home match against Shropshire is at Kings Norton on Tuesday, May 1.
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