Online Editions

22nd Jun, 2021

Table-topping Bank go marching on

Liam Moakes 20th Jul, 2017

RED-HOT Astwood Bank cemented top spot in Birmingham League Division Three with a five-wicket victory at Stratford.

Once again, as has become a hallmark of the team, Bank’s bowlers impressed in dismissing the hosts for just 144 inside 52 overs.

No batsmen reached 30 as Tom Harris starred with 3-36 off 13.5 overs, Dan Taylor took 3-21 off 12 miserly overs and Andrzej Jagielski chipped in with 2-40 off 15.

Solid contributions from the Bank top order, including 42 from opener Alex Robinson, ensured victory was always in their sights and the visitors reached 147-5 in the 45th despite former Redditch player Perry Derrick’s 3-43 off 16 overs.

Bank host fifth placed Newport on Saturday.

Attentions will then turn to Sunday’s National Village Cup quarter-final at Leicestershire side Langtons when Bank know victory will secure a home semi-final and leave the Sambourne Lane outfit just one win from Lord’s.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Redditch Standard.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.