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Cricket in Brief
11:50am Sunday 21st August 2011 in Cricket
Cutnall Green 183 all out, West Malvern 184-5.
WEST Malvern defeated Cutnall Green by five wickets in their Worcestershire League Division Six clash.
Cutnall Green’s opening partnership of Neil Evans and Christopher Higgins reached 87-0 before the latter was bowled for 37.
Evans fired 50 but could not turn his fine start into three figures, falling next ball.
Scott Shuck produced a quick-fire 22 as Cutnall Green were all out for 183.
West Malvern’s Tim Vaughan-Spencer finished with 5-37 off nine overs.
Rowan Dakin picked up three wickets of his own during a solid display in the field for West Malvern as they forced two run-outs.
West Malvern got their run chase off to a poor start, losing Steve Wright for 22 and Leston Blackburn for eight.
But Will Lloyd (60) and Jonathan Herod (47) helped them reach their target with 184-5.
Pershore 188-9, Bromyard 190-2.
BROMYARD are sixth in Worcestershire League Division One following an eight-wicket victory over Pershore.
Batting first, hosts Pershore were restricted to 188-9 from their allotted 50 overs after being left in trouble on 96-5 after Aly Dunnell’s dismissal for a duck.
Lee Wilks top-scored for his side with 44 from 84 balls, which featured six sixes.
Opener Liam Ridings chipped in with 36 from 31 deliveries.
Greg Leighton (3-42) and Matt Bullock (3-41) were Bromyard’s leading wicket-takers. Dinusha Fernando and Tom Bayliss took the other two wickets to fall.
In reply, Bromyard reached their target in the 45th over with 190-2.
After losing openers Ash Bullock (6) and Edd Oliver (15), Zahid Saeed (81 not out) and Fernando (63no) saw their side home.
Pershore’s Luke Dalley took both Bromyard wickets to fall, with 2-51.
Stourbridge 161 all out, Worcester Nomads 126 all out.
WORCESTER Nomads suffered a 35-run defeat to Stourbridge in their Worcestershire League Division One clash.
Having lost the toss, Nomads were forced to bowl first. Steve Bowman picked up an early wicket, clean bowling Alex Bingham for five.
However, Stourbridge’s middle order proved instrumental and Audy Alexander top-scored with 35, which included five fours. Batting either side of Alexander were Richard Bradley and James Musk, who chipped in with 27 and 23 respectively as Stourbridge reached a total of 161 all out off 42.4 overs.
The pick of the bowlers for Nomads was Ben Schiffman, ending with figures of 3-55 off 17 overs. Jonathan Dilley picked up 2-29.
Nomads required 162 to win but got off to a dreadful start, losing Guy Davies for a duck with only one run on the board.
Dannie Rees was the next man in and struck up a 45-run partnership with Jon Inglis. Rees eventually top-scored with 30.
Unfortunately for Nomads, once Rees was caught out, six of the next eight batsmen were dismissed for 15 or less.
Not able to build a solid partnership or keep wickets in hand, Nomads were eventually skittled for 126, falling way short of the required target.
All-rounder Alexander also did with the ball as he finished with 3-36 off 13.3 overs.
But it was Musk who proved to be Nomads’ downfall, picking up four wickets as Stourbridge were victorious.