Monday, June 10th, 2019


Worcestershire CC club captain Joe Leach and all-rounder Ed Barnard were amongst the wickets for Shrewsbury who obtained a winning draw against Moseley in a Birmingham League Premier Division One fixture.

Shrewsbury had been restricted to 147-8 in their 29 overs with a third County player in Dillon Pennington scoring an unbeaten 18.

The paceman then bowled five overs for 17 runs in continuing his back to bowling programme after an ankle injury.

Leach (8-1-25-2) and Barnard (5-2-13-2) ensured Moseley never threatened to chase down their target and they closed on 122-7.

The bulk of the County’s players were scheduled to feature in the weekend fixtures although five matches were washed out without a ball being bowled.

But George Rhodes and Josh Tongue were able to hit half centuries for Barnards Green in their winning draw against Harborne in Premier Division Two.

Rhodes (63 off 125 balls with six fours) and Tongue (53 off 25 balls with four sixes and four fours) gave good support to Joe Crichard (112 not out) in stands of 116 and 80.

Barnards Green totalled 262-4 and then Tongue (6-3-23-1) and Rhodes (10-3-31-1) enjoyed one success each with the ball as Harborne closed on 172-6.

In the same division, Brett D’Oliveira and Josh Dell were amongst the runs for Ombersley who had the better of a drawn game with Halesowen.

Number three D’Oliveira made 63 off 66 balls with one six and five fours and Dell 61 from 65 with two sixes and two fours.

The pair put on 83 for the fourth wicket to rescue Ombersley from 34-3 to a final total of 176-3 in 33 overs.

D’Oliveira (3-2-2-1) chipped in with a wicket as Halesowen ended on 139-8.

Charlie Morris had figures of 9-1-40-2 for Bridgnorth but they were then bowled out for 85 in 25.5 overs in pursuit of Leamington’s 168-6 and went down by 83 runs.

Daryl Mitchell went in number three for Brockhampton and made 21 as Bromsgrove overhauled a total of 121-9 in 42 overs to win by six wickets.

Mitchell took the new ball and produced a frugal spell of 10-1-24-1 but his efforts were in vain.