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Lowe brothers put the skids under Tenbury Wells
12:57pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in Sport
NETHERTON skipper Usman Bari took no chances when beating Worcestershire League Division Two whipping boys Tenbury Wells by six wickets.
Despite winning the toss, Bari spurned the chance to go for a maximum 24 points by inviting Tenbury to bat.
Bari said: “I didn’t want to be in the situation where we built up a huge total and then couldn’t get Tenbury out in reply.”
Brothers Matt and Danny Lowe soon put the skids under Tenbury. Matt took 4-18 off 12.4 overs with his off spin while medium pace man Danny claimed 4-49 from 12 overs.
The pair helped reduce Tenbury to 146 all out before Netherton knocked off the runs.
Troy Lee led the way with 30, Paul Harris supplied 26, Matt Lowe 23 and Tarab Nawaz 18 not out.
Skipper Bari added: “The only real concern was the weather. We had a shower which last for about five minutes, but we could see it was going to pass over quickly and we stayed on the pitch.”
Netherton have a local derby on their hands this Saturday when they make the short journey to Coombs Wood.
n Himley thirds secured only their second success of the season when they pulled off a prized a four wicket win over Malvern in Division Three.
Although Malvern skipper Anthony Arnold made 87, he lacked support as wickets tumbled around him, his side were 176 all out.
Tom Wall was pick of Himley’s attack taking 4-53 while Elliot Hopkin and Arunveer Bhogal both bagged three wickets apiece.
Wall then showed his prowess with the bat by making 41 not out in Himley’s response.
The all-rounder was well supported by Gareth Bowen who made 35, Mcleod Cox with 34 and Charlie Mackelworth who struck 26.
n Brierley Hill-based Stourbridge Social kept a steady nerve to snap up a slender two wicket win over Division Three promotion chasers Avoncroft.
Chasing an Avoncroft target of 188 all out, Social lost a steady stream of wickets, but Bilal Hassan held firm to score 68 as Social squeezed home on 192-8 off 35 overs after both Paul Athey and David James claimed four wickets each.
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