21st Oct, 2018

Bromsgrove captain Evenson hopeful of another positive result at Attock

Craig Gibbons 12th Jul, 2017

SKIPPER Mark Evenson hopes Bromsgrove can keep up their good run of form when they travel to Birmingham League Division One basement boys Attock this weekend.

Sixth placed Boars travel to Moseley in good spirits on Saturday on the back of a winning draw over Leamington.

Jayden Levitt hit an inspired 120 to guide Bromsgrove to an imposing 304-5 before the Warwickshire visitors were limited to 234-9.

And with Evenson naming an unchanged side for a third week running, the captain is targeting the lion’s share of the points in Moseley.

“I just want more of the same from the lads,” he said.

“We are building partnerships with the bat and ball as well as getting ourselves into positions where we can’t lose.

“Despite their league position, Attock are a dangerous side and if we have to grind out a result then we are prepared to do that.

“There is a lot of confidence in the team right now but we cannot afford to just rock up and expect to win a game of cricket.”

Bromsgrove chose to bat after winning the toss where opener Levitt’s almost one-a-ball century guided the hosts to a post-300 score.

Fellow opener Ashley Newfield chipped in with 40 while in-form Alexei Kervezee hit a quick-fire 45 off 26 balls.

In reply Leamington battled hard and looked to be making good headway at 163-3, thanks to Alex Mellor’s 92 off 102 balls.

However, the visitors’ run-rate soon slowed as Kervezee (3-29), Gareth Williams (2-28), James Ganderton (2-41) and Newfield (2-27) did the damage with the ball.

But Bromsgrove could only walk away with 18 points and not the full 24 as Leamington fought to 234-9.

“To have scored above 300 was very pleasing,” Evenson said.

“We talked about building partnerships and we did that well really well.

“However, we did not get the ninth wicket until the last ball so we did not get the chance to bowl against their last man.

“But to have claimed another positive result keeps us moving forward and keeps us in contention towards the top.”

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