ASTWOOD BANK boosted their bid to move away from the lower reaches of the Birmingham League Division Two table with a vital 42-run victory over visitors Wombourne on Saturday.
Bank’s second win of the campaign was centred on a superb century from captain Steve Adshead and fine bowling from left-arm spinner Dan Taylor.
Adshead made 110 off just 97 balls including 16 fours and one six to help the hosts to 219 all out, with the main support coming from Tom Underhill’s breezy 41.
The visitors were well placed to push for victory at 115-3 but, once Jake Price had accounted for Mike Hingley (57) as one of his two wickets, then Will Cook (48no) consistently ran out of partners thanks to Taylor’s fine 4-14 off seven overs.
Tom Harris and Daniel Brookes also took two wickets apiece for Bank, who entertain mid-table Pershore on Saturday.
STUDLEY earned important points in their quest to rise up the Warwickshire League Division One table as they took ten points from a winning draw at second-placed Fillongley.
Jack Williams struck 12 fours and two sixes in a brilliant 103 off just 93 balls to help the visitors to 240-8 off their 50 overs. Leon Marks and Chris Walder (24no) also chipped in.
The elements intervened to chop four overs off the Fillongley reply but Studley still came close to taking all ten wickets as they reduced the hosts to first 77-5 and then 159-7 thanks to Andy Rhodes (3-40) and James Cole (3-27).
However, Ben Tarry (25no) and Lee McNeill (16no) survived 52 balls between them to help their side finish on 181-7.
Studley entertain Moseley Ashfield on Saturday.