CRICKET - Bromsgrove see yet another game abandoned due to bad weather - The Bromsgrove Standard

CRICKET - Bromsgrove see yet another game abandoned due to bad weather

Aaron Sutcliffe 15th Jun, 2023 Updated: 15th Jun, 2023   0

MORE bad weather saw Bromsgrove Cricket Club’s first team game against Worfield end in an abandonment.

The Boars posted 186-9 from their 55 overs as Alex Wilkinson (51 not out) top scored before Worfield’s reply was cut short after 18 overs with the home side on 78-2.

Bromsgrove have now seen five of their nine league fixtures abandoned with the Boars ninth in the Birmingham and District Premier League Premier Division Two table.

Despite losing opener Amaan Hassan (1) for one, Bromsgrove made a promising start with the bat as Jayden Levitt (21) and Alex Milton (19) built a steady partnership.

The pair departed with Bromsgrove on 65-3 before a pair of quick wickets left Bromsgrove in trouble on 72-5.

However, a superb 93-run sixth-wicket partnership between Wilkinson and Joshua De Souza (43) saw the Boars recover to 165-5.

Bromsgrove lost their final five wickets for just 16 runs as Matthew Rees (5-32) and Hanro Swanepoel (2-30) ripped through the visitors lower order.

In reply, Worfield made steady progress to reach 57-2 after Wilkinson (2-26) accounted for Laurence Pickin (9) and Will Cook (19).

However, just as Greg Wright (35 not out) and Basit Zaman (13 not out) were building a promising partnership, down came the rain which brought an end to the fixture.

Bromsgrove’s second and third teams also saw their matches fall foul of the weather although the fourth team were able to complete their game against Alvechurch and Hopwood 2nds.

The Boars were well-beaten in a nine-wicket defeat after they were all out for 125 in 30.5 overs.

Openers Thomas Hope (44) and Paul Hutchins (28) made a good start before a middle order collapse saw seven Bromsgrove batters come and go without reaching double figures.

Henry Dwyer (22) offered some resistance at the tail end as Tim Mole (4-28), Robert Ball (3-16) and David Wall (3-28) ripped through the Boars batting line-up.

Alvechurch made light work of the reply as opener Andy Wheeler (104 not out) smashed a stunning century, which included 22 boundaries, to help the home side reach the required total in just 15.5 overs for the loss of a single wicket.

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