CRICKET - Bromsgrove suffer seven-wicket defeat against Bridgnorth - The Bromsgrove Standard

CRICKET - Bromsgrove suffer seven-wicket defeat against Bridgnorth

BROMSGROVE CC suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Bridgnorth despite Alex Milton’s knock of 74 in the Birmingham Premier Cricket League Division Two.

The Boars won the toss and elected to bat as openers Connor Smith (30) and Lewis Cordes (2) put on 33 runs for the first wicket.

However, Bromsgrove lost three wickets for just two runs with both opening batters dismissed along with Ashley Newfield for a duck.

Lucas Ingram (2) was next to depart before Freddie Fallows (26) and Alex Wilkinson (24) brought some stability to the innings with the pair supporting standout batter Milton to lift Bromsgrove from 46-4 to 105-5.

Milton eventually departed for 74 off 113 balls, having produced a captain’s performance, whilst Deon Patel (23) added some useful runs at the end of innings as Bromsgrove were bowled out for 192 in 53.4 overs.

Bridgnorth were in no rush to chase down the total as openers Sam Whitney (62) and Ryan Lockley (52) both reached half-centuries in a 116-run first wicket stand.

Both batters eventually came unstuck against the bowling of Mark Meacham, the latter stumped by Milton.

And Milton claimed his second stumping off Meacham’s bowling when Matthew Martin fell for 12.

However, Michael Hill (39 not out) and David Exall (22 not out) saw Bridgnorth reach the required total in 46 overs for the loss of just three wickets all of which were taken by Meacham (3-53).

The club’s second XI claimed a winning draw against Bredon whilst Bromsgrove’s third and fourth XI’s both suffered defeats to Stourport-on-Severn – losing by five wickets and four wickets respectively.

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