Birmingham League clubs have the better of home draws

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HEREFORDHIRE'S two Birmingham League sides had the better of draws in the latest round of matches.

In the Premier Division, Brockhampton piled up an impressive score of 317-8 to earn a winning draw against Kenilworth Wardens.

And Eastnor were similarly dominant in their Division Two clash with Tamworth.

Brockhampton made the most over their chance to bat first after losing the toss.

Opener Adam Hewlett got the innings underway with an innings of 51, sharing in a stand of 87 for the second wicket with Chris Boroughs, who stroked his way to a first century of the season.

Boroughs faced 131 balls, hammering 14 fours and five sixes as he eased to 122, adding 104 for the third wicket with skipper Ben Stebbings who was also in hard-hitting form as he smashed four fours and five sixes on his way to 87.

On an excellent batting pitch, Brockhampton also struggled to take wickets in the Kenilworth reply as the visitors reached 222-6 from their 55 overs.

Eastnor's innings of 255-9 was based around a fine knock of 124 by Atiq ur Rehman which contained 18 fours and came from 116 balls.

Six other players reached double-figures, led by Shahid Ahmed (25).

While Jack Manuel (94) was at the crease, Tamworth still seemed in with a chance of chasing down their target but, after Faisal Khalid (2-4) removed both of the subsequent danger men skipper Ben Maddox (46) and Callum Render (27) in his solitary over, the prospect was over.

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