Monday, July 25th, 2022


Ed Pollock, Worcestershire’s batting hero in the LV=Insurance County Championship win over Middlesex, was also in good form in Birmingham Premier Cricket League action for Barnt Green.

The opener, who smashed a superb second innings century against Middlesex, made 91 off 108 balls with four sixes and seven fours against Moseley.

His efforts helped Barnt Green total 289-5 in 55 overs, but, despite three wickets for Pathway Coach Andrew Sutton, Moseley secured a draw in replying with 272-5 from 46 overs.

Pollock’s New Road team-mate, Josh Baker, struck 60 off 35 balls and picked up two wickets in Kenilworth Wardens 162 run triumph over Kidderminster.

Baker hit six sixes batting at number eight as Kenilworth totalled 325-9 and then had figures of 13-6-34-2 as Kidderminster were bowled out for 163 with nine balls remaining.

Baker claimed the vital scalp of Kidderminster’s top scorer, Charlie Stainforth (40), who was ninth out.

Worcestershire Seconds Coach, Kadeer Ali, hit a century for Premier Division One leader Smethwick as they chased down a 258 target against Knowle and Dorridge.

Kadeer’s 104 off 137 deliveries with four sixes and seven fours enabled Smethwick to win with one ball to spare, and they are 38 points clear at the top.

Tom Fell followed up his 111 against Lichfield with another 53 for Wolverhampton (231-8) in their drawn encounter with Bridgnorth (202-9).

Pat Brown had figures of 11-7-12-2 for West Bromwich Dartmouth (261-8), who failed to force victory against Barnards Green (127-9).

Academy player Ollie Walker played a significant part in Himley’s nine-wicket win over Bromsgrove (111 all out) with a return of 7-5-6-3.

His Academy team-mate, Oli Cox (25), helped Himley on the way to victory with an opening stand of 61 alongside Bilal Hussain (76 not out).