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Mixed emotions for Kingfishers' teams

Redditch Editorial 22nd May, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

IT WAS a mixed weekend for Redditch Entaco as the 1st and 2nd teams lost against Pedmore, the 3rds won a thriller against Pershore and the 4ths secured a comprehensive victory at Five Ways Old Edwardians.

The first team are still looking for their first Worcestershire League Division One victory after going down by 94 runs at Pedmore.

The hosts won the toss and batted but some excellent bowling and sharp catches saw Pedmore finish on 207-9 off 45.1 overs, with Greg Chinn the pick of the bowlers with 3-52 off nine overs.

In reply Redditch needed a good start but lost wickets at regular intervals and only wicketkeeper Chris Weaver (25) showed any sort of form as Redditch collapsed to just 113 all out.

Redditch find themselves in the bottom two and face a tough challenge on Saturday when they travel to Worcester Nomads.

The 2nds slipped to their second home defeat of the season as Pedmore completed a Division One 2nd XI double, winning by four wickets.

Redditch could only muster 172-6 off 50 overs, largely thanks to a fine 52 from Rizwan Choudry, but wickets fell regularly as Redditch stuttered in mid-innings, although Luke Shenton added 24 in quick time to give the home side a total to defend.

Pedmore started cautiously in reply and excellent bowling from Redditch saw the home side bounce back.

However, Pedmore’s Tom Weston stayed firm and his match-winning 66 was the difference as Pedmore got home with four overs to spare.

Worcester Nomads are the visitors to Bromsgrove Road on Saturday.

The 3rds gained their first victory of the Division Seven season but made heavy weather of it as they squeezed home by one wicket against visitors Pershore.

Pershore struggled throughout their innings and were bowled out for just 131, but in reply Redditch were in all sorts of trouble and only a match-winning partnership between Nev Mason (51) and Will Feast (34) saw the Kingfishers – who visit Worcester Nomads on Saturday – home with one ball to spare.

The 4th team secured an excellent Division Nine victory in their season opener at Five Ways OEs thanks to Tom Hemming’s 4-8 off just three overs which included a hat-trick and 89 not out from skipper Liam Phelan.

The home side were bowled out for just 133 before Redditch coasted to 136-2 in just 17.2 overs.

On Saturday the 4ths hosts Five Ways OEs in the return fixture.

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