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Burghill & Tillington go second in Worcestershire County League Division Two
9:00am Thursday 7th June 2012 in Sport
BURGHILL & Tillington are up to second place in Division 2 of the Worcestershire County League after a conclusive 122-run home success against Worcester Dominies and Guild.
A century from Tim Walsh (109) helped the hosts to an impressive 310-6 from their 50 overs with Alex Hedges (57) and Owen Morgan (57) also chipping in with good scores.
Byron Newton (4-48) and Hedges (2-38) took wickets regularly in the Dominies response before John Terry (3-8) cleaned up the tail.
Wormelow’s woes continued with their sixth defeat in seven games at Rushwick.
Aditya Saha (61) and Ben Owens (53) contributed well to Wormelow’s 234-9 but the hosts chased down the total with four balls to spare.
In Division 1, Bromyard’s clash with Pedmore was an early victim to the damp conditions.
Colwall have slipped into the relegation places after a 152-run battering at home to Redditch.
The hosts were never really in the hunt after Redditch piled up 287-7 but skipper James Abel (41) and number 11 Russell Boatman, whose 35 from 13 balls contained four fours and three sixes, gave some respectability to the score. Ross have soared to the head of Division Four after a two-wicket success against Old Hill 3rd.
James Tiffen was the Ross hero with a fine all-round display.
He and Christiaan Ferreira both picked up three wickets as Old Hill compiled 171-8 from their 50 overs.
And then, going in at number three, Tiffen hit an unbeaten 71 as, with the assistance of Sebastian Warwick (37), he guided Ross to victory with almost five overs remaining.
Struggling Canon Frome remain at the foot of Division Five but one Stourbridge 3rd wicket came between them and their first win of the season.
Steady scoring, especially from Stevie Wilson (40) and Adam Hope (35) piloted Frome to 228.
But, despite Luke Cottrell’s efforts in picking up 4-41, Stourbridge held on at 179-9.
In Second Xl matches, William Oliver (119), Barney Morgan (81) and Steve de Souza (5-32) starred for Burghill & Tillington in a 174-run success over Alveley.
And Ian Herbert’s fine all-round display, following up his 4-37 with an unbeaten 51, ensured that Wormelow won for the first time this season, by four wickets gainst Pershore.