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Ross boost promotion bid in Worcestershire County League
4:30pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Sport
ROSS have eased into the promotion places in Division Four of the Worcestershire County League afer a 40-run success over Old Vigornians.
Sebastian Warwick (77) had plenty of support from his brother Bruno (33) and Jack Donovan (39) as they racked up 221-6 from their 50 overs.
And Christiaan Ferreira (4-41) and James Tiffen (3-37) then bowled well to dismiss their hosts for 181.
It’s a different story for Colwall who find themselves at the foot of Division One after a six-wicket reverse against Droitwich Spa.
Richard Coleman (48) was the only Colwall player to really get in as the Malvern Hills club were dismissed for 133, a total which never looked enough against the section’s third-placed club.
Bromyard had to be content with a draw against Hagley when their run-chase came up just one short.
Hagley compiled 214-6 from their 50 overs and with Eral Anderson (76), Dinusha Fernando (46) and Ashley Bullock (41) all in the runs, the visitors looked well capable of success, only to fall short at 213-7.
Burghill & Tillington’s promotion bid in Division Two stuttered when they could only retrieve a losing draw from their home match with Bewdley.
Gareth Lewis was the only Bewdley player to pass 30 but capitalised to maximum effect with a fine 138, leading his side to 282-9 despite another fine spell from Kiwi Byron Newton (5-69). Alex Hedges eased his way to an unbeaten 110 for the hosts.
But only Sam Johnston (43) offered much support as the villagers reached 228-7, still enough to keep them at the head of the Division 2 table.
At the other end of the division, Wormelow moved out of the relegation places for the first time this season after a thrilling one-wicket success at Netherton.
Wormelow bowled steadily to restrict the home side to 168-7 but, after Matt Evans (42) had batted well in the top order, a batting collapse looked like consigning the vistors to another defeat.
However, skipper Tim Boulter (26 no) and Alistair Main (11 no) came together with a last-wicket stand to guide the villagers to victory.
Andy Rogers (94) maintained his fine batting form for Canon Frome but it was not enough to continue the Walsopthorne side’s success in Division Four.
Hallow put together 272-7 and, despite Rogers’ efforts, Frome fell 23 runs short.