16th Jun, 2019

Bank head West to secure victory

Redditch Editorial 23rd May, 2019

OPENER Rob West smashed 87 to provide Astwood Bank with the batting foundation to defeat visitors Chaddesley Corbett in the Worcestershire League Premier Division.

West top-scored in the contest as the Bank secured a 103-run win against a team which had started the day as leaders.

Bank now lie fourth – 19 points behind new table-toppers Redditch – as they prepare to face visitors Stourport-on-Severn on Saturday.

Having been put into bat, West and Sam Thomas (36) put on 79 runs for the third wicket and West and Pete Alexander (45) kept up the momentum with a 57-run partnership as they closed their 50 overs on 265-7. Junaid Iqbal was the pick of the bowlers with 3-49.

The home bowlers largely kept the Chaddesley batters in check as they were dismissed for 162 after 48 overs, with Mohammed Sajid top-scoring with 38.

Jake Price snapped up 3-54 in his ten overs, with two wickets apiece for Dan Thomas (2-28) and Thomas Harris (2-35) and one for Dan Taylor (1-29).

Adam Warbrick hit 110 as Bank 2nds swept aside Barnt Green 2nds by five wickets in their Division Two match.

Opener Harrison Moncrieffe scored 101 in Green’s 254-4, but Bank got home with 14 balls in hand after a brilliant stand between Warbrick and Jake Browning (72no.

SIX Studley bowlers all took wickets but it was not enough to avoid a 56-run defeat to high-flying Nether Whitacre in Warwickshire League Division Two.

Christopher Walder (2-25), Raheem Basharat (2-26) and Dylan Smith (2-62) led the Studley bowling attack to dismiss Nether Whitacre for 209, with Charlie Bass and Khalil Ahmed also taking a wicket, but their batting reply was always under pressure after the first three wickets fell for 29.

Ahmed (31) and Brandon Miller (29) led the fightback but Studley were all out for 153 in 42.5 overs.

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