Thrilling finish as Eastnor beaten at Brewood

Brockhampton Cricket Club v Kidderminster Victoria CC.
Adam Hewlett batting (7384886)

Brockhampton Cricket Club v Kidderminster Victoria CC. Adam Hewlett batting (7384886)

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EASTNOR crashed to a dramatic defeat as they went down by one wicket at Brewood in their Birmingham League Division Two clash.

The home side side required 20 to win from the last over bowled by Suleyman Shah.

And their appeared to be little danger with just two scored from the first two balls.

However, James Lunn launched the final four balls of the over for six, six, four and two to secure an unlikely win.

"We really did snatch defeat from the jaws of victory," said Eastnor spokesman Malcolm Hughes.

Earlier, Eastnor had put together 209-7 from their 50 overs with Jabran Khalid (66) and Sunil Rahi (54 not out) leading the way.

"The batting was really good and we built the innings well but the straight win/lose format game, which we are now back into probably worked against us," said Hughes.

"Under the other system, Brewood would probably have settled for a losing draw."

A good all-round performance by Adam Hewlett was not enough to save Brockhampton from a heavy home defeat by Dorridge in the Premier Division.

Hewlett took 5-47 as Dorridge, with Herefordshire all-rounder David Ball (60) playing a key role, scored 261.

Hewlett opened the batting for Brockhampton and scored 30 but only skipper Ben Stebbings, with 15, reached double figures as the home side were all out for just 82.

Ball rounded off an excellent individual day with a stint of 4-12, including the key wicket of Chris Boroughs for a duck.

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