Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Academy Opener Westbury Again Amongst The Runs For Shrewsbury

Academy Opener Westbury Again Amongst The Runs For Shrewsbury

Worcestershire Academy player Ollie Westbury continued his good form with a century for Shrewsbury in the Birmingham League Premier Division clash with Barnt Green.

Westbury, who has scored two hundreds for Worcestershire Seconds this summer, hit 109 off 137 balls with 12 fours.

Shrewsbury totalled 226 all out in 52.2 overs with Westbury ninth out. But Barnt Green reached their target in 54.2 overs. 

Two other Academy players in Jack Haynes (40) and Nick Hammond (57 not out) helped Kidderminster to a six wicket win over West Bromwich Dartmouth.

Hammond struck five fours in his 93 ball knock as Kidderminster chased down a 207 target in 47.1 overs.

Ben Twohig and Zen Malik impressed for Wolverhampton as they overcame Leamington by six wickets.

Twohig (17-5-43-2) and Malik (10.3-3-23-4) helped bowl out Leamington for 185 in 53.3 overs.

Then Twohig (39), James Hammond (29 not out) and Fell (24) contributed to Wolverhamnton triumphing in 38.1 overs.

In Division One, Alexei Kervezee continued the good form he has shown since his Worcestershire first team recall by hitting a century for Bromsgrove in their winning draw with Sutton Coldfield.

Kervezee hit four sixes and 15 fours in making 118 off 108 balls out of Bromsgrove's 267 all out. Sutton Coldfield replied with 175-5.

Worcestershire Second Eleven captain George Rhodes hit 66 for Barnards Green in their winning draw with Old Hill. Alex Hepburn (19) and Josh Haynes (23) also contributed to a total of 223-8. Old Hill closed on 196-8.

County paceman Josh Tongue made his comeback from a back problem and played as a batsmen only in Brockhampton's losing draw with Himley.