11:55am Thursday 8th August 2013
ENVILLE could only manage a losing draw when they travelled to Rushwick in Worcestershire League Division Two.
Electing to bowl first, Enville held their hosts to 248-7, Tom Goodwin making 60 not out while Leigh Passmore proved pick of Enville’s attack when taking 4-80.
In reply, Enville responded with 209-8, Jimmy Smith making top score of 51 while Greg Tomkins supplied a further 31.
Enville’s second string were involved in a pulsating tied contest with Rushwick.
Chris Bate cracked 44 while Matt Grainger made 35, the opening pair putting on 80 for the first wicket.
From that point Enville slumped to 149 all out as Jack Roe proved the only remaining batsman to master the bowling with 44 before being last man out.
Rushwick were cruising home in reply before Enville brought spin-twins Jamie Tristram and Trevor Spears into the attack.
Tristram took four for 30 and Spears snapped up four for 18 as Rushwick were removed for 149, two wickets falling with the last two balls of the game.
Enville Thirds obtained a 108 run success over Rushwick.
Rhodri Parfitt rattled off 87, while John Branch added 53 as Enville amassed 239-6.
Rushwick were dismissed for 131 after Richard Spratley had taken 4-23 and Ryan Moore 3-5.
Lye remain 48 points clear on top of Division Three thanks to a six wicket success over Romsley and Hunnington.
That was after Romsley were removed for 105 before Lye knocked off the runs to reach 109 for four from just 23.1 overs.
Stourbridge Social stayed clear of the Division Three drop zone thanks to their two-wicket win over Avoncroft.
Mohammed Fiaz and Mohammed Afeq Waris both picked up three wickets as Avoncroft reached 188 all out in 49.5 overs.
Social held their nerve in reply to reach 192-8 in 35 overs after Bilal Hassan hit 68.
Bottom side Himley thirds obtained only their second success of the season with a four wicket win over Malvern.
Tom Wall took 4-53 while Elliot Hopkin with 3-30 and Arunveer Bhogal bagged 3-31 to dismiss Malvern for 176.
Wall also underlined his talent with the bat by making 41 not out while support came from Gareth Bowen 35, Mcleod Cox 34 and Charlie Mackelworth who struck 26 as Himley reached a winning 180-6.
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