BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE: OTHER DIVISONS
Old Hill’s lead at the top of the Division One table was cut to only two points after they drew with Stratford-upon-Avon and Attock were crushed by second-placed Bromsgrove by eight wickets, writes James Peacock.
Jibran Khan scored an unbeaten 50 in Old Hill’s 211 for eight while Stratford left-arm spinner, Matt Hancock, took for for 73.
Stratford replied with 143 for seven after previously unbeaten Brian May was out for the first time this season when adjudged leg-before for seven. Australian Chris Hansberry took four for 43 but Stratford hung on, enabling Bromsgrove to take full advantage.
Attock raced to 233 all out, with Imran Sabir smashing 110, but Worcestershire’s Alexei Kervezee’s classy 133 not out eased Bromsgrove to 234 for two for their full share of the points with more than 20 overs to spare
In Attock’s innings,Dil Orakzai took five for 107 and Atif Ali finished with four for 42.
Halesowen’s Imran Ali took six for 24 as Cannock slumped to 105 all out. That set up an easy seven-wicket win.
Coventry & NW beat bottom club Sutton Coldfield - but Wellington’s despair deepens, despite totalling 262 for eight at Dorridge. Gavin Byram scored 110 but Abdul Hafeez’s four for 71 and David Ball’s four for 77 inspired them; Ball hit an undefeated 108 and Hafeez an unbeaten 87 in an unlikely six-wicket victory.
Thami Tsolekile (62) and Tony Bristow (55) helped Coventry & NW tos 244 for eight at Sutton who fought hard until dismissed for 229. Dan Davis (62 not out) and Danny Stevens scored 46 to lead the reply while Jason Jakeman took four for 47.
Ed Foster (68) and Jack Shantry (58) saw Shrewsbury to 134 for two at Harborne before the leg-spin of Stephen Moreton (six for 55) had them all out for 179. But Reece O’Connell’s four for 75 reduced Harborne to 147 all out.