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Sri Lanka Test all-rounder Fernando stars for Bromyard against Hagley
4:00pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in Local
A CENTURY from former Sri Lanka Test all-rounder Dinusha Fernando eased Bromyard to a six-wicket home success against Hagley in Division One of the Worcestershire County Cricket League.
Fernando came to the crease with Bromyard reeling at 8-2 in reply to Hagley’s 242-8 but cruised to an unbeaten 109, including three sixes and 13 fours, as, with support from Eral Anderson (45 no), skipper Zahid Saeed (36) and Greg Leighton (27), he steered the hosts home with more than two overs to spare.
Colwall held on for a draw at leaders Droitwich to pick up seven handy points.
Dylan Marshall (4-42) and James Gerrish (3-57) turned in tidy spells as the home side reached 201-9 from their 50 overs.
But a flurry of early wickets for Colwall, who quickly slipped to 14-3, hindered their reply.
Skipper Dan Head (44) and Daniel Newby (41) revived the visitors’ fortunes but the fall of further wickets saw to it that the draw was the safe option.
Burghill and Tillington suffered their first defeat of the season in Division Two when they were beaten by just nine runs at second-placed Bewdley.
The home side were restricted to 191-7 from their 50 overs but Burghill lost wickets regularly in reply and were just unable to force their way across the line despite Mark Preece’s 46. Wormelow remain rock bottom after suffering their fifth defeat in six outings, this latest a 41-run home reverse to Netherton.
Ross have gone second in Division Four after Sebastian Warwick’s 66 steered them to a five-wicket success against Hanley Castle & Upton. But there is no respite for Canon Frome who remain at the foot of Division Five after an eight-wicket reverse against Amblecote and Wollaston. Nicko Evans top-scored with 65 for Frome, who have been forced to withdraw their second-team from the league.
The outstanding all-round performance in the second-teams’ divisions came from Wormelow’s Jeewan Puri but his 67 and 5-50 were not enough to secure a win at Netherton as the hosts sealed a winning draw.
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