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21st Oct, 2021

Smith and Levitt fire up Boars' late surge

Ben Tyler 7th Sep, 2021

HALF-CENTURIES from Connor Smith and Jayden Levitt helped deliver a classy performance from Bromsgrove in an 84-run win over Bridgnorth last weekend.

Reaching 211-9 after winning the toss, the visiting Boars then needed just 40 overs to bowl out the hosts for 127 runs, with Freddie Fallows (4-26) and Ashley Newfield (3-19) coming up trumps at Victoria Road.

The result meant Mark Evenson’s men secured back-to-back victories for the first time since the opening two weekends of the Birmingham & District Premier Division Two campaign, as seventh-placed Bromsgrove go in search of a winning end to the season at home to third-placed Himley on Saturday.

Openers Smith (67) and Levitt (50) formed a partnership of 89 runs to kick off the innings, with three quickfire wickets following after the departure of the latter.

But with Smith linking up well with Freddie Fallows (30), the visitors got their run chase back on track with a stand of 62 runs before the fall of the fifth wicket.

Adam Quiney (4-49) proved a formidable opponent as the number of overs ticked down, but Bromsgrove did enough to see the innings through.

Turning his hand to batting, Quiney’s (45) second-wicket partnership with Matty Simmonds (24) may have laid on a valuable 76 runs, but it would ultimately prove a false dawn with Fallows and Co. coming to the fore.

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