Bromyard cricket win comes at a cost for Edd Oliver

Bromyard beat Colwall by six wickets.

Bromyard beat Colwall by six wickets.

First published in Sport

BROMYARD bounced back in fine style to upset local rivals Colwall in Worcestershire County League Division One – but the win came at the cost for one of their players.

Edd Oliver dislocated a shoulder after diving to stop a catch at square mid-wicket and could be out for the rest of the season.

"I dived to stop the ball in the fourth over and I popped my shoulder," said Oliver.

"My shoulder is in a sling at the moment and I will probably be out for the rest of the season.

"It was a stupid thing to do really because the ground was like concrete."

Bromyard have struggled at the wrong end of the league, but Oliver believes that the six-wicket win against Colwall - their first success of the term - could turn their fortunes around.

"We have Droitwich next, who are near the bottom, then Evesham," said Oliver.

"We've also got Harvington and Redditch coming up, so have got three or four games that are winnable."

Colwall were all out for 205, largely thanks to Ahmed Jamal bagging five wickets and Will Yarnold three.

Rory Jones top scored for Colwall with 97.

Josh Tongue (78) and Tom Bayliss (32) then helped Bromyard to secure the required runs, with only four wickets lose.

Jacob James' 70 helped Burghill and Tillington thrash Enville by 133 runs to strengthen their position at the top of Division Two.

Stefan Hook (50) and Owen Morgan (44) also posted useful runs as Burghill finished on 241-6.

Ben George and Alex Hedges then bagged three wickets apiece to ease resulting in Enville being bowled out for 108.

Jamie Banfield was the pick of Wormelow's players, top scoring with 43 and also grabbing four wickets.

In Division Three, Harry Porter's 4-60 was not enough for Ross-on-Wye as they lost by three wickets against Harborne.

Porter also bagged 33 runs, with Ben Lander top scoring with 37.

In Division Four, Luke Sparrow and Marcus Ashcroft helped Bartestree and Lugwardine to a six-wicket win against Himbleton.

Sparrow finished with 4-13 and Ashcroft 3-23 as Himbleton were bowled out for 72.

Nick Frith (20) then helped Bartestree secure the win.

And in Division Six, Alec Backhouse smashed 126 to see Canon Frome to a resounding 155-run win against Stone.

Marc Godsall (68), James Hughes (44) and Nicko Evans (35) also posted useful runs in Canon Frome's 327-4 declared total.

Luke Cottrell then bagged four wickets to secure the win for his team.

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