September 23rd, 2016

Kingsfishers increase lead at top despite rain

Kingsfishers increase lead at top despite rain Kingsfishers increase lead at top despite rain
Updated: 6:09 pm, May 26, 2016

CRICKET: REDDITCH Entaco remain top of Worcestershire League Division Two, despite being frustrated by rain.

The Kingfishers had been dismissed for 157 last Saturday but visitors Chaddesley Corbett did not get the chance to start their reply before rain forced an abandonment.

The result, however, left Greg Chinn’s side 24 points clear of Wormelow.

Russell Southwick led the Redditch batting after Chaddesley won the toss and decided to field.

Openers Jack Roberson and Rizwan Mohammad Choudry were both back in the pavilion for 32 before Southwick and South African Cody Poole (19) added 50 for the best partnership of the innings.

Southwick led the Kingfishers’ assault, hitting five fours and one six in his 107-ball 65. but wickets continued to tumble.

After Southwick was the sixth wicket to fall on 142, the final four wickets were scuttled for just 15 as Redditch were all out for 157 in the 45th over.

Muhammad Saddiq led the bowling figure for Chaddesley with 4-33, with Bilal Hassan (4-51) also claiming four wickets. Redditch took ten points to Aston’s nine.

Redditch travel to Coombs Wood on Saturday.

It was a frustrating weekend of cricket as all four Redditch Entaco fixtures were abandoned due to wet weather.

The 2nds travelled to Bewdley and batting first could only muster 146 with wicket keeper Aaron Tozer 31 and Raheem Basharatt 30 leading the way.

Grant Morris (6-30) and Lewis Williams (4-44) did the damage.

In reply, Bewdley were 4-0 as the rain ruled out any further play.

Netherton are the visitors to Bromsgrove Road tomorrow as Geoff Eley looks to get back to winning ways.

The Kingfishers 3rds slipped to 27-6 at home to Stourbridge but an excellent 33 not out from Adam Freeman helped Redditch get into three figures before they were bowled out for 104.

In reply, Stourbridge were 30-0 as the rain arrrived to end play.

The 4ths visited Stourbridge away and not a ball was bowled as the match was abandoned.

Tenbury Wells are the opposition on Saturday home and away, with the 4ths home at Entaco.

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