Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Seconds Duo Dell And Haynes Shine With Bat For Ombersley

Worcestershire Second team players Josh Dell and Jack Haynes sparkled with the bat for Ombersley as they overcame Barnt Green by 94 runs in a Birmingham League Premier Division encounter.

Dell hit 128 not out with two sixes and 16 fours and shared in a second wicket partnership of 135 with Jack Haynes whose 82-ball 74 contained one six and eight fours.

Ombersley totalled 281-6 and in reply Barnt Green were restricted to 187-8 with Worcestershire CEO and former County spinner Matt Rawnsley bowling a tight spell of 11-0-34-1.

Worcestershire all-rounder Daryl Mitchell enjoyed himself with the ball when playing for Brockhampton in a Division One fixture.

Shifnal were bowled out for just 32 in 22.1 overs with Mitchell returning figures of 4-3-2-3.

Mitchell was dismissed for three when Shifnal replied but he was the only wicket to fall in a nine wicket success completed in 5.1 overs.

George Rhodes top-scored with 38 for Barnards Green but his side went down by nine wickets to Tamworth in another Division One game.

Rhodes faced 74 balls and hit two fours as Barnard Green were bowled out for 153.

An unbeaten century from Liam Banks powered Tamworth to a comfortable victory after Rhodes, who opened the bowling, sent down 6.2 overs for 27 runs.

Seconds skipper Ollie Westbury was the only player into double figures for Himley who were bowled out for 62 against Wellington.

Westbury made 19 and his county team-mate Adam Finch – in the first team squad against Northamptonshire Steelbacks today – picked up two wickets for 10 runs in six overs.

Wellington had few problems in making 63-3 in reply.

In another Division One fixture, today’s Worcestershire century-maker, Joe Clarke, was ousted for three as Oswestry were bowled out for 151 by Kidderminster for whom Ben Twohig returned 1-10 and then scored 12 in his side’s three wicket win.

Tom Fell and Zen Malik did not trouble the scorers as Wolverhampton were bowled out for 104 by Dorridge who then squeezed home by one wicket.