Sunday, May 26th, 2024

BPL round-up – Cox smashes 142 and Brookes shines with bat and ball

Olly Cox smashed an unbeaten 142 for Ombersley in their nine wicket win over West Bromwich Dartmouth in a Birmingham and District Premier League Premier Division One encounter.

The Worcestershire batter struck 12 fours and three sixes in his 139-ball knock as Ombersley chased down a 239 target.

Cox put on an unbroken 212 for the second wicket with Nathan Bowley (81 not out) as Ombersley triumphed with almost 10 overs remaining.

Ethan Brookes turned in a fine performance with bat and ball for Knowle and Dorridge during their winning draw against Moseley.

Brookes made 59 off 62 balls with eight fours as Knowle and Dorridge totalled 277 all out from 55 overs.

He put on 128 with Jamie Harrison (122) for the third wicket.

Brookes then dismissed numbers three and four in successive overs to reduce Moseley to 69-4 and he enjoyed one further success in finishing with 12-4-34-3 as Moseley closed on 179-8.