Sunday, May 14th, 2017

County Duo Mitchell And Rhodes Hits Centuries In Birmingham League

Worcestershire CCC players were amongst the runs in the Birmingham League this weekend with Daryl Mitchell and George Rhodes hitting centuries.

Opener Mitchell smashed 194 off 151 balls for Brockhampton in a Premier Division encounter with visiting Dorridge.

The 33-year-old hit two sixes and 25 fours as Brockhampton rattled up 325-9 in their 50 overs.

Mitchell shared in stands of 149 with Joe Crichard and 94 with Ian Bullock before he was fifth out at 293.

Dorridge made a good fist of their reply and were bowled out for 293 in 49.2 overs, Mitchell returning 1-48 from seven overs.

The County's Second Eleven captain Rhodes struck 109 off 105 balls with two sixes and 11 fours for Barnards Green in their Division One meeting with home side Wellington.

Ryan Tongue, brother of Josh Tongue, also reached three figures in making 103 off 90 balls with five sixes and 10 fours as Barnards Green totalled 291-9 in 50 overs.

Josh Tongue then got in on the act by dismissing the first three Wellington batsman and ending with 3-18 from his six overs.

Rhodes also picked up two wickets for 18 as Wellington were bowled out for 133 in 31.4 overs.

Brett D'Oliveira struck 76 off 84 balls for Ombersley in a Premier Division clash away to Walsall as his side triumphed by seven wickets.

D'Oliveira did not bowl as Walsall were bowled out for 157 in 48.4 overs but collected one six and 10 fours in his 84 ball knock.

He shared in a second wicket stand of 96 with Worcestershire Academy player Josh Dell (43) as Ombersley triumphed with 17.1 overs to spare.

Tom Fell followed up his double century for Worcestershire Seconds this week by making 62 from 72 deliveries with nine fours for Wolverhampton in a Premier Division game at Shrewsbury.

He added 82 for the fourth wicket with Academy player Zen Malik -52 off 64 with two sixes and three fours – as Wolverhampton totalled 251-7.

But Shrewsbury romped to a six wicket win with nine balls to spare despite losing Ollie Westbury for a single.

Alexei Kervezee made 68 for Bromsgrove in a Division One fixture at Shifnal but ended on the losing side.

Alex Wilkinson, who took six wickets this week on his first appearance of the summer for Worcestershire Seconds versus MCC Young Cricketers, returned 2-34 as Shifnal totalled 249-4.

Bromsgrove, despite Kervezee's knock were bowled out for 168 in 37.4 overs.