17th Jul, 2018

Bromsgrove skipper Evenson wary of Wellington threat

Craig Gibbons 17th Aug, 2017 Updated: 17th Aug, 2017

BROMSGROVE skipper Mark Evenson says Wellington could prove to be a potential banana skin as the Boars bid to maintain their Birmingham League Division One promotion push.

After ending the win/lose/draw schedule with a winning draw over Himley at the weekend, the St Godwald’s Park side entertain fourth-from-bottom Wellington in their favoured win/lose format on Saturday.

And with games against the top two sides in Moseley and Smethwick on the horizon as well as fifth placed Bridgnorth, Evenson is hoping Bromsgrove can hold their nerve to battle for the two promotion spots.

“We will carry on our merry way but we will not get too focused on what could be achieved in six week’s time,” he said.

“It’s very cliched but we are just focusing on one game at a time.

“Wellington won their last game so despite their league position, they could be a banana skin for us.

“Our target was to finish in the top four at the start of the season but if we can finish in those top two spots for promotion then that is an added bonus.”

Bromsgrove’s winning draw against Himley moved them up into third place in the table with six fixtures remaining.

The Boars were indebted to Jayden Levitt whose run a ball century was the backbone of the town innings.

Levitt finished on 132 and was well supported by Ash Newfield (58) and Ryan Pedley (39) as the hosts posted 274-4 from their 55 overs.

Early wickets from George Marshall (3-52) and Gareth Williams (1-24) put Himley on the back foot but Nipun Karunanayake (101) steadied the ship and along with Stuart Wedge (36), they managed to hold out for the draw despite three wickets from Alex Kervezee.

“Before the game we spoke about giving little as possible away,” Evenson said.

“It would have been nice to have got 20 or 24 points but at this stage of the season every point is quite precious.”

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