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Enville unable to remove Tenbury in time
12:03pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in Sport
ENVILLE consolidated fourth place in Worcestershire League Division Two after a winning draw against Tenbury Wells.
Matt Branch made 85, while Jimmy Smith supplied a further 52 as Enville posted 285-5.
In reply, Tenbury produced more reistence than of late and held out for the draw, closing on 179-6 after Rob Jarrett had made 73.
Adam Tranter and Carl Bust were Enville’s best bowlers with two wickets apiece.
The result means Enville remain 22 points adrift of second placed Colwall and the promotion places.
n Lye remain 44 points clear on top of Division Three following a four-wicket win over Malvern.
The introduction of Mo Ishtiaq into the Lye bowling attack made all the difference as he promptly destroyed the innings by taking 7-17 off 12 overs, while Usman Riaz (3-31) removed the remaining batsmen as Malvern slumped from 60-2 to 107 all out.
Lye also lost wickets in reply as Rob Perrins claimed 5-42.
Number eight batsman Aamir Manzoor then steadied the innings with 37 not out and saw Lye over the line.
n Stourbridge Social slumped to a 124-run defeat against second placed Harborne. Set a target of 214, Social collapsed to 90 all out.
n Himley thirds still remain rooted to the bottom of Division Three despite clinging to the wrong end of draw with Avoncroft.
Chasing an imposing target of 295-6, Himley’s youngsters showed plenty of resolve as they reached 194-7, Chad Brandrick leading the chase with 53 while Matt Bowen made 42.
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