Heavy defeats for both Brockhampton and Eastnor Cricket Club

Birmingham Cricket League round-up

Birmingham Cricket League round-up

First published in Sport

HEREFORDSHIRE'S two Birmingham League sides both succumbed to heavy losses in their latest round of matches.

In the Premier Division, Brockhampton surprisingly lost by seven wickets to second-bottom Walsall.

Having won the toss, Walsall set about to strike through the Brockhampton batsmen.

Having bagged a half century in his previous game, opener Adam Hewlett was out for just eight to leave Brockhampton on 12-1.

William Barratt also went cheaply, before Henry Langford steadied the innings.

But, when he went for 25, Brockhampton were in deep trouble and their fortunes worsened when Joe Crichard and Oli Cross both went for a duck.

That left Brockhampton teetering on 46-6, but Jack Aldous-Fountain came to the rescue to steady the ship.

Nicholas Powell then started hitting the ball around, but when he was bowled for 35, Walsall knew they would not need a big score to chase down.

Callum Stewart, who has got a summer contract for Somerset and earned a rare start for Brockhampton, was the last to go when he was run out for 14.

Walsall easily achieved their target of 131, with James Middleton top scoring with 62.

Eastnor also struggled with the bat as they were hammered by 133 runs against Whitchurch in Division Two.

It was always going to be a tough ask for Eastnor after Whitchurch piled on the runs to finish their 48 overs on 229-6.

Jabran Khalid was the pick of Eastnor's bowlers with 3-53.

In the chase down, opener Andrew Fisher went for a duck, before Clive Chadhani and Atiq Ur Rehman also went cheaply.

By the time Tarq Jamil went, Eastnor were faltering on 48-6.

Sunil Rahi did steady the ship, but it was too much to do as Behram Ali ripped through the time, which eventually led to Eastnor being bowled out for 96.

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