Monday, September 5th, 2022


Worcestershire batter Jack Haynes struck 82 for Ombersley on his return to action but ended up on the losing side as Kenilworth Wardens triumphed by seven wickets in a Birmingham and District Premier League fixture.

Haynes, who has been part of the Oval Invincibles squad for The Hundred, hit one six and 11 fours in his 116-ball knock in the opener’s role.

He put on 57 for the first wicket with Josh Dell (26) and was fifth out at 161 as Ombersley totalled 213-9 in their 55 overs.

But his Worcestershire colleague, keeper-batter Henry Cullen, played a significant role in Kenilworth chasing down a revised target of 171 in 34 overs.

Cullen went in first and made 43 off only 29 balls with seven boundaries as Kenilworth won with five overs to spare.

Worcestershire Seconds Coach, Kadeer Ali, is celebrating being part of the Smethwick side, which has lifted the Premier Division One title.

Kadeer made a half-century as Smethwick totalled 292-7 in their 50 overs and then dismissed Shifnal for 157 in 34.3 overs.

They are 37 points ahead of Barnt Green with one game to play.

Tom Fell was unbeaten on 76 for Premier Division Two champions,
Wolverhampton, who defeated Barnards Green by four wickets.

Wolverhampton are 59 points clear of current runners-up, Barnards Green, and have one fixture remaining.

Academy captain Joe Stanley conceded just 33 runs in 10 overs in a Barnards Green total of 234-9, and then Fell saw his side to victory in 46.5 overs with one six and nine fours off 104 balls.

With 50 off 63 balls, Olly Cox helped Himley (303-6) defeat West Bromwich Dartmouth (281) by 22 runs.

Olly Davidson had figures of 8-1-26-3 as Harborne (131-1) romped to a nine-wicket win over Bridgnorth (130) in just 14.4 overs.

Cameron Jones picked up two wickets and struck 17 not out to see Barnt Green (231-7) over the finishing line against Leamington (230-8) after he came to the wicket at 196-6.