Mark Preece's century sets-up Burghill and Tillington's win over Netherton in Worcestershire County Cricket League (From Hereford Times)
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Mark Preece's century sets-up Burghill and Tillington's win over Netherton in Worcestershire County Cricket League
8:50am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Sport
A CENTURY from Mark Preece led high-flying Burghill and Tillington to a convincing five-wicket triumph over Netherton in Worcestershire County League Division Two.
James Burston (4-63) and Denholm Smith (3-48) were also in fine form for Burghill, while Netherton captain and opener Ian Attwood made 80.
Chasing 209 to win, Preece’s match-winning knock helped his in-form side soar to victory with 13 overs to spare.
Colwall looked on course for a vital Division One victory against high-flying opponents Astwood Bank but they had to settle for a winning draw.
The Herefordshire side batted first and were dismissed for 228.
In reply, they restricted Astwood Bank to 205-9 and claimed a winning draw, picking up 16 points to leave them eighth in the table.
There was an exciting match in 2nd XI Division One where Astwood Bank 2nd beat Colwall 2nd by 13 runs.
Fielding first, Jack Knight- Adams (2-22) claimed the wickets of captain Chris Hancox and Christopher Perkins before Astwood Bank were dismissed for 175.
In reply, Colwall ran their opponents close but fell just short having been dismissed for 162.
Miles de Souza was in splended form but Burghill 2nd tasted defeat, going down by six wickets to Kidderminster Victoria 2nd.
De Souza got among the wickets and top-scored with 40 for Burghill in a total of 177 all out. However, Kidderminster eased home.
Bromyard 3rd were thrashed by 124 runs at Kempsey in Division Nine.
The visitors were always up against it after Craig Weston and Jake Pinder- Hampton had struck centuries in Kempsey’s 231-5 in 50 overs.
Only Chris Simmonds (52) showed any resistance in Bromyard’s disappointing total of 107.
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