11:00am Thursday 26th July 2012
BYRON Newton took nine wickets in table-topping Burghill and Tillington’s 79-run win at Enville in the Worcestershire County League Division Two.
The fast bowler snapped up a remarkable 9-32 from 9.2 overs as promotionchasing Burghill shot out the lowly hosts for just 64 at Enville Hall.
Earlier, man-of-thematch Newton struck an unbeaten 32 and Alex Hedges top-scored with 41 as Burghill were restricted to 143-9 from 50 overs.
Burghill now have six league wins and are 10 points clear of secondplaced Bewdley at the top of the table.
Wormelow kept alive their hopes of avoiding the drop with their maiden success—acrushing 121- run home win over Stourport-on-Severn.
Opener Ben Owens (66) and skipper Tim Boulter (45) led the way for Wormelow, who posted 207-6 at Kennel Field.
Lloyd Scott (3-14), Shaun Waldron (3-16) and Indian overseas player Aditya Saha (3-31) combined to dismiss Stourport for just 86 in the 31st over.
Wormelow are secondbottom, 18 points adrift of Bewdley, with 14 matches gone. Former Monmouth opener Dan Head carried his bat for 101 but Colwall suffered an agonising twowicket defeat at Pedmore with one ball remaining.
Head became Colwall’s first batsman this season to score a century and, supported by Tom Coleman (46) and Dan McKay (34), led the visitors to 243-5. However, Dave Skelding’s 107 gave Pedmore hope against Colwall duo Dylan Marshall (3-47) and Jonathan Hunter (3-72).
Pedmore needed 10 runs to win off the last over and, with two required off two balls, Asif Iqbal hammered a six off Max Backhouse to seal their Division One win. Greg Leighton’s 30 was the highlight of Bromyard ’s disappointing six-wicket defeat against Pershore at Flaggoners Green.
Bromyard were dismissed for 136 from 39.3 overs and the defeat looks to have ended their Birmingham League promotion aspirations.
Ross have slipped to fourth spot in Division Four and are 23 points adrift of second-placed Lye after a waterlogged pitch put paid to the visit of Barnards Green 3rd.
Luke Cottrell bagged six wickets as Canon Frome recorded an impressive 87- run home victory over fourth-placed Astwood Bank 3rd in Division Five.
Adam Hope’s boundaryladen 57 and Stevie Wilson’s 42 propelled Frome to 208 all out. Hope cracked six sixes and four fours. Cottrell then snapped up 6-28 from 10 overs and Astwood Bank collapsed to 121 all out.
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