September 25th, 2016

Wet weather halts Bromsgrove again

Wet weather halts Bromsgrove again Wet weather halts Bromsgrove again

BROMSGROVE once again fell victim to the weather at the weekend but this time they at least managed to get on to the field.

After having their previous match called off, Mark Evenson’s side seemed determined to make up for lost time against visitors Oswestry.

They put themselves into a commanding position thanks to half centuries from Alexei Kervezee (69) and Ash Newfield. The latter was unbeaten on 61 before the rain abandoned the game as Bromsgrove had to settle for six points.

Fortunately for Bromsgrove the top two clash between Walsall and Smethwick in Division One of the Birmingham League also had to be abandoned due to the conditions.

Bromsgrove Seconds were probably more grateful for the interruption as they were struggling on 66-6 at Kings Heath.

In the Worcestershire League, Chris Burford took his second six-wicket haul for the Thirds as Martley were bowled out for 186 in 46 overs.

Bromsgrove had just the minimum 20 overs to score 104 which they managed with eight balls to spare thanks to Rich Hope’s 36.

John Duffy claimed a century for the Fourths as they piled on 305 at Malvern. Ian Ingram (43), Charlie Cordes (24) and Harry Smith (pictured bottom) all chipped in.

Malvern’s reply lacked any substance as they were dismissed for just 51 runs with Joe Kelly getting 4-20 and Dougie Brown taking 3-15.