Sunday, July 9th, 2017

County Paceman Morris Shines With The Bat For Bridgnorth

County Paceman Morris Shines With The Bat For Bridgnorth

Worcestershire paceman Charlie Morris again showed his prowess with the bat to help Bridgnorth to a thrilling two wicket win over home side Attock CC in a Birmingham and District League Premier Division match.

Morris had scored his career best 37 for the County Seconds in the Championship win over Leicestershire at RGS Worcester earlier in the week.

And he followed that up by making an unbeaten 79 off 115 balls with 10 fours as Bridgnorth chased down a 289 target with 4.3 overs to spare.

Morris, who batted at number six, and Thomas Weaver (54) put on 87 for the eighth wicket to rescue Bridgnorth from 187-7.

Seconds opener Ollie Westbury struck 95 for Shrewsbury but was on the losing side in another Premier Division match away to Knowle and Dorridge.

Westbury hit nine boundaries in his 133 ball knock as Shrewsbury totalled 280-5 but their opponents won by seven wickets with 11 balls remaining.

County paceman George Scrimshaw continued his comeback from his back problem with 2-13 in five overs for Kidderminster who enjoyed a winning draw against Dorridge.

Kidderminster were bowled out for 245 in 52.3 overs and Dorridge were 230-8 off 57 overs at the close.

In Division One, Worcestershire all-rounder George Rhodes top-scored with 88 for Barnards Green in the tied game with visiting Smethwick.

Rhodes struck 11 fours and faced 113 balls before he became one of four run-outs in Barnards Green's innings of 225 all out in 54.2 overs.

He put on 75 for the third wicket with Andy Ford (60) but no-one else topped 20.

Rhodes then returned 1-32 from seven overs as Smethwick were bowled out for 225 in 53.3 overs.

Jack Shantry picked up three wickets for Wellington who had to be content with a losing draw away to Himley.

The Worcestershire paceman returned figures of 17-4-43-3 as Himley totalled 233-6 and then restricted Wellington to 206-9.