6:00pm Thursday 1st September 2011
Worcester Nomads 270-4 declared, Romsley and Hunnington 99 all out.
AN outstanding all-round performance from Worcester Nomads’ Dannie Rees ensured his side took maximum points from their visit to Romsley and Hunnington in the Worcestershire League Division One.
He fired 137 and then took 9-13 in his side’s 171-run win.
Batting first, Nomads’ Guy Davies was trapped lbw for five by David Phillips.
Tom Mills was joined by Rees and they took the score to 60 when the former was bowled by Tom Cunningham for 25.
Cunningham bowled Sam Roberts from his first delivery.
Jon Inglis joined Rees and they settled in and, as the ball lost its shine, began to punish the bowling.
They put on 210 for the fourth wicket before Rees was eventually bowled by Cunningham for 137. Inglis remained unbeaten on 70 when captain Ben Schiffmann declared in the 43rd over with Nomads on 270-4.
In their reply, Romsley lost Ben Durrell for three, caught by Roberts off the bowling of Tom Baker.
Captain Rob Hamblett and Mark Sayles took the score to 70 when Rees was introduced to the attack.
He removed Hamblett for 34 and Sayles for 29.
The rest of the batsmen made little impression and Rees mopped up, finishing with 9-13 off seven overs, as Romsley slid to 99 all out.
Redditch 259-9, Worcester Nomads 204-9.
WORCESTER Nomads had to settle for a losing draw in their league clash with Redditch at Whitegates Farm.
Visitors Redditch, were invited to bat on a rain-affected pitch. Baker drew first blood when he had Redditch skipper, Luke Davis, caught by wicketkeeper Alex Milton for 22.
Steve Bowman joined the attack and he and Schiffmann bowled tightly to restrict Redditch to 87-2 at the half-way stage.
As the pitch flattened out and Nomads bowling and fielding lost rhythm, Redditch began to accelerate.
Bad balls, of which there were many, were put away without ceremony and tired-looking-fielding allowed for opportunistic running between the stumps.
Tom Field (64), Joe Hill (46), Matt Wicks (47) and Dan Protherough (31) rushed the score to a formidable 259-9.
Nomads reply started disastrously. Guy Davies (12), Jon Inglis (3) and Ian Milton (5) were all back in the pavilion within 10 overs.
Sam Roberts and Rees steadied the ship a little. But the latter was out for 17 and Bowman went quickly for two.
Milton joined Roberts and these two did some repair work.
Redditch’s Australian bowler Matthew Wicks extracted considerable bounce and pace from the pitch and was a constant threat.
He removed Milton for a well-worked 28.
Andy Leach joined Roberts and this pair took the score steadily towards the losing draw target.
Wickets continued to fall but Roberts remained unbeaten for 93 out of a total of 204-9.
Wicks was the main force of the Redditch attack with an outstanding 5-49 off 16 overs.
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