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Birmingham League Round-up: Defeats for Barnards Green, Old Elizabethans and Worcester Nomads

Craig Gibbons 5th Jun, 2017 Updated: 5th Jun, 2017

BARNARDS GREEN dropped out of the Birmingham League Division One promotion spots after losing by eight-wickets to Himley.

The North End Lane side opted to bat after winning the toss but they were bowled out for just 154 in the 53rd over.

Dannie Rees top scored with 28 while Ryan Tongue (25), Will Dovey (26) and namesake Jonathan (23) were the only other players to break into the 20s.

In response Himley cruised to their target with the help of 56 from Yorkshire bound Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Chris Boroughs (41 not out) and Nipun Karunanayake (36 no) ticked off the winning runs as the visitors eased to 155-2 in the 35th over.

Warrick Fynn hit a century to guide Division Two leaders Oswetry to 31-run victory over OLD ELIZABETHANS.

The Shropshire outfit were indebted to Fynn whose 105 went some way to the hosts’ score of 250-5 from their allocated 50 overs.

Captain Robert Clarke also smashed 62 while Alun Morris (23) and Alex Ramsay (37) added valuable runs in the middle order.

In reply the in-form Atiq Ur-Rehman, who had scored 337 runs in the last five games prior to Saturday’s defeat, was bowled out for a duck as OEs slumped to defeat.

Despite an unbeaten 76 from Jack Myers and a half century from James Padden (52), the visitors were back in the pavilion for 219 after 46 overs.

WORCESTER NOMADS brought an end to their four-game Birmingham League Division Three losing streak with a 39-run home victory over Stourbridge.

Last season’s Worcestershire County League Division One champions were put into bat by Stourbridge after losing the toss.

Ollie Ranscombe hit an unbeaten 72 as Nomads posted 227-4 from their allocated 55 overs.

Richard Henry hit a half century while David White (44) and Trevor Keen (36) kept the scoreboard ticking over.

In response, Stourbridge were in trouble at 82-6 before a seventh-wicket partnership between top scorer Josh Banks (72 not out) and Jade Richter (26) pushed the score to 127.

Despite Banks’ resilience at the crease, the visitors were bowled out for 188 after 51.1 overs.

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