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Another washout for Herefordshire's club cricketers
4:37pm Thursday 10th May 2012 in Cricket
HEREFORDSHIRE’S cricketers again had a quiet weekend with only three matches beating the weather across the various league programmes.
Bromyard were glad to steal a march on most of their rivals in Division One of the Worcestershire County League when they secured a 56-run win over Pershore.
Scoring runs was never going to be easy for Bromyard after they were put in to bat in damp conditions at the Worcestershire club’s headquarters.
But steady, if unspectacular, scoring through the order saw six players get into double figures.
Dave Taylor batted for 87 balls for his top score of 19 as the visitors reached 123-9 from their 50 overs.
Greg Leighton (2-25) picked up a couple of early wickets in the Pershore reply but the star of the show was Sri Lankan Test player Dinusha Fernando who returned his best bowling figures for the Flagonners Green club.
He finished with 4-25 as Pershore were bowled out for just 67, leaving Bromyard in a three-way tie for top spot.
Elsewhere in Division One, Herefordshire CCC’s Steve Adshead set a new highest-score record when he blasted an undefeated 240 for Astwood Bank against Worcester Nomads.
Adshead’s innings contained 30 fours and 10 sixes.
Wormelow were glad to get in a game at Stourport but the result certainly did not go their way as the home side secured an eight-wicket success to move to the top of the table.
Tom Bevan (15), Jamie Langford (15) and skipper Tim Boulter (12) were the only players in double-figures as the Kennel Field men were skittled for 78.
Stourport eased to their target in under 24 overs for the loss of only two wickets.
Results BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE Division Two South (2nd Xl) Brockhampton 208-8 (J Mokler 76, G Harrhy 65, R Price 25 no. J Tongue 2-22, R Tongue 2-34) Ombersley 149-9 (R Tongue 49, P Tongue 33, D Collins 18, R Lightfoot 16. G Harrhy 4-21, J Blanchard 4-38) WORCESTERSHIRE LEAGUE Division One Bromyard 123-9 (D Taylor 19, G Leighton 14, D Fernando 13, Z Saeed 13, M Bullock 12 no, E Oliver 11. L Wilks 3-18, L Dalley 3-24, S Jenkins 2-17) Pershore 67 (L Wilks 19, C Ridings 15, S Jenkins 10. D Fernando 4-25, W Yarnold 2-1, D Taylor 2-5, G Leighton 2-25).
Division Two Wormelow 78 (T Bevan 15, J Langford 15, T Boulter 12. L Waldron 4-17, C Siwicki 3-35, A Platt 2-10) Stourport-on-Severn 79-2 (A Siwicki 20, N Bailey 19 no, C Parry 10).