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Himley sign off in winning style
10:43am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
HIMLEY brought the curtain down on their Birmingham League campaign with a fine 173-run success over runners-up Brockhampton.
Having been put into bat, Himley cruised to 247-8 before skittling the Herefordshire side for 74.
Skipper Greg Wright said: “It was an excellent day. The result doesn’t make much difference to where we finish, but its always nice to end on a high.”
Tom Kohler-Cadmore underlined his prowess with the bat with an excellent 109 and, together with fellow opener Jamie Harris, laid the foundation for Himley’s total, with Wright himself adding a further 46.
Strike bowlers Danny Smith and Jamie Turner did the rest of the damage as Brockhampton collapsed in reply.
Smith claimed 4-30 and Turner took 4-8 from his 10 overs.
Wright added: “It’s a pleasure to watch Tom bat. He’s 18 and just finished at Malvern College. I’m sure he’s going to make his mark with Worcestershire soon.
“It was a really good toss to lose as the wicket dried out and became more difficult to bat on. Both Danny and Jamie exploited it to the full.
Wright also paid tribute to his youngsters, Ryan Brown, Harris, Kohler-Cadmore and Turner.
He said “They’ve done us proud. It was always the plan to bring the youngsters in and give them more purposeful roles.
“At one point this season, it looked as though we were slipping off the face of the cliff having lost five games in a row.”
Wright added that West Indies overseas player Sergio Fedee had confirmed he would be coming back to Himley next season.
But they look set to lose former Pears player Ben Smith, while long serving wicketkeeper Jagbir Dhillion will be hanging up his gloves.
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