September 23rd, 2016

Kingfishers stay on track for title

Kingfishers stay on track for title Kingfishers stay on track for title
Updated: 5:07 pm, Aug 25, 2016

REDDITCH ENTACO can take another stride towards Worcestershire League Division Two promotion with victory at Worcester Dominies and Guild on Saturday.

Following their convincing seven-wicket win over a poor Bredon side at Bromsgrove Road on Saturday, the Kingfishers hold a 27-point lead over second placed Chaddesley Corbett and 30-point advantage over third placed Feckenham with four matches remaining.

Having won the toss and batted first, Bredon struggled to gain any momentum as Redditch’s seam attack dominated and only a defiant 63 from Jamie Munro made the score look respectable as Bredon finished on 203-9 off 48 overs.

Sam Egan and Waqas Ali each took three wickets apiece for the hosts.

Redditch’s opening batsmen Rizwan Choudry (81) and Jack Roberson (53) put on 147 for the opening wicket before a quickfire unbeaten 34 from Russell Southwick saw the Kingfishers home inside 28 overs.

The 2nds face a fight to hang on to third place in Division One 2nd XI after a five-wicket defeat at Netherton.

On a difficult pitch, Redditch could only muster 156 as opener Olly Mason scored 66.

In reply Netherton eased to victory despite Aleem Shahid taking 2-47.

Redditch, however, can maintain hopes of a second placed finish if they can defeat second placed visitors Stourport on Saturday.

The 4ths’ home fixture against Enville was washed out but the 3rds held on for a losing draw at Enville.

On a wet wicket, Enville scored 218-8 off 40 overs and Redditch finished on 71-8 off their 40 overs.

On Saturday the 3rds and 4ths complete their campaigns with fixtures against Hallow.

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