Monday, April 22nd, 2019


Worcestershire CCC trio Olly Westbury, Josh Dell and Xavie Clarke were amongst the runs when the Birmingham Premier League got underway this weekend.

The trio all scored half centuries for Himley, Ombersley and Oswestry respectively in Premier Division Two.

Westbury hit an unbeaten 78 as Himley completed an eight wicket victory over Brockhampton who were bowled out for 139 in 39.1 overs.

He struck one six and eight fours in his 100 ball innings as Himley reached their target in just 31 overs.

Academy player Clarke struck 74 off 94 deliveries with eight boundaries as Oswestry amassed 345-7 in 50 overs against Ombersley.

Dell made 56 from 61 balls with eight fours when Ombersley replied but his side closed on 245-8.

Alex Milton top-scored with 48 on his league debut for Bromsgrove who went down by 78 runs to Halesowen.

Wicket-keeper batsman Milton came in at 4-1 and was ninth out with the total on 111, having hit six fours in his 62 ball innings, as Bromsgrove were bowled out for 123 in 32.2 overs in reply to Halesowen’s 201 all out.

Milton had earlier stumped Halesowen’s top-scorer, Hassan Quami, for 69.

Paceman Adam Finch conceded just 14 runs in 10 overs but his side, Wolverhampton, went down by six wickets to Leamington after being bowled out for 199.