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Kingfishers left playing for pride

Redditch Editorial 11th Sep, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

REDDITCH Entaco complete their 2015 season tomorrow (Saturday) with a home fixture against Belbroughton playing just for pride following last week’s three-wicket defeat away at Colwall.

The loss confirmed that the Kingfishers will finish in the bottom two of Worcester League Division One and it is highly likely they will be relegated to Division Two.

Skipper Like Davis won the toss and batted and the Kingfishers had a promising start between Rizwan Choudry(37) and Chinn but once Chinn departed for 13 things wickets fell at regular intervals.

Tom Field hit a defiant 68 and Ghulam Moyhuddin added 39 lower down the order as Redditch posted 212-8 off 50 overs.

Once again Redditch needed early wickets to put pressure on their opponents which they did when Colwall slipped to 45-3. But Colwallopener Ben Wheeler and Tom Coleman hit a century partnership for the fourth wicket to put the home side in control.

A flurry of wickets only delayed the inevitable as Waqas Ali (2-28) and Chinn (2-32) hit back but Colwall cruised home with 10 overs to spare.

The Seconds’ final home game of the season also saw Colwall take the points by a three-wickets margin.

Redditch batting first posted 227-9 off 50 overs with Noman Choudry (49) and Nick Fowkes (39) leading the way for the Kingfishers.

Colwall, who included the big-hitting Henry Coleman, had too much gire power and Ashley Martin-Jones with 87 steered the visitors to a comfortable win in just 35 overs. Noman Choudry pick of the bowling, taking 4-54.

Tomorrow. Geoff Eley takes his team to Belbroughton.

There was better news from the Second XI Sunday side as Abdul Jabbar guided his side to second spot following a convincing eight-wicket victory away at Droitwich.

The home side were bowled out for just 75 with Waqas Ali continuing his excellent season with 4-26.

Redditch wasted no time in scoring the runs with the Lokenath brothers, Kevin (24) and Marlon (17no,) leading the way.

They will be looking to complete their successful season on Sunday at the finals day at Bromsgrove CC.

Redditch Entaco’s over-45s took the inaugural WCB trophy with a three-wickets victory against Belbroughton at Kidderminster CC.

A team of former players and one or two still playing regularly were too strong for Belbroughton as skipper Nev Madon inspired his side to victory.

Chasing a competitive 196 to win, the Kingfishers batsmen took the honours as Geoff Eley (51) and a run-a -ball 38 from opener Nick Little proved too strong for the Strollers.

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