Monday, June 3rd, 2024

BPL round-up: Joe Leach scores century in rare appearance for Shrewsbury

Worcestershire all-rounder Joe Leach struck a century on a rare appearance for Shrewsbury in their 169 run win over Kidderminster in a Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League fixture.

Leach came in at 18-2 and made 108 off 118 balls with two sixes and 11 fours.

He put on 111 for the third wicket with opener George Hargreave (67) before he was sixth out at 230.

Leach’s County team-mate, Ben Gibbon, had figures of 10-2-59-4 as Shrewsbury totalled 277 all out in 55 overs.

Kidderminster were then dismissed for 117 in 48.4 overs with Leach not required to bowl.

Ed Pollock, fresh from helping Worcestershire defeat Lancashire in the Vitality Blast the previous evening, was in the runs for Barnt Green.

Pollock hit 61 off 47 deliveries with four sixes and four fours in a total of 192 all out.

He dominated a first wicket stand of 87 with Ben Chapman-Lilley who went onto make an unbeaten 85 and then Himley were bowled out for 149 in 54.1 overs.

Ethan Brookes, top scorer for the Rapids in the Blast fixture with Yorkshire on Thursday, returned 1-16 and scored 19 at number four as Knowle and Dorridge (236-7) defeated Kenilworth Wardens by three wickets.

Toby Cox had figures of 7-0-16-2 as Halesowen were bowled out for 109 and opener Olly Cox scored 15 for Ombersley who won by three wickets.