CRICKET - Bromsgrove in losing draw against Worfield - The Bromsgrove Standard

CRICKET - Bromsgrove in losing draw against Worfield

BROMSGROVE CC were forced to settle for a losing draw with Worfield CC in a rain-affected Birmingham and District Premier League Division Two clash.

Alex Milton’s impressive knock of 61 not out, which included 10 fours, meant the Boars came away with six points from the fixture

Bromsgrove sit fourth in the Division Two table with just two points separating the Boars from seventh placed Lichfield CC.

The home side won the toss and elected to field as Boars bowler Gareth Williams (1-34) made an early breakthrough with the wicket of Oliver Gilks.

However, Worfield showed plenty of resistance thereafter as Basit Zaman scored a remarkable 103 not out from just 86 balls as he plummeted 10 fours and six sixes.

Will Tuffin (2-57) claimed Bromsgrove’s other wickets as he accounted for Will Rhodes (22) and Tarik Shorey (16).

Worfield declared on 184-4 after just 34 overs as they looked to claim victory before the rain arrived.

The Boars struggled with the bat in difficult conditions as openers Connor Smith (15) and Jayden Levitt (9) both fell to Rhodes to leave Bromsgrove on 38-2.

However, this brought Milton to the crease who, along with Smith, was the only other Boars batter to reach double figures.

Alex Wilkinson (8), Ryan Pedley (1), Richard Kimberlin (3), Deon Patel (5) and Tom Green (4) all fell cheaply but Milton’s resistance ensured the Boars did at least secure a losing draw as they finished on 117-7 from 25 overs.

Bromsgrove are next in action away at Lichfield on Saturday, July 9 with the game set to start at midday at Collins Hill.

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