11:32am Thursday 19th September 2013
HIMLEY brought the curtain down on their Birmingham League campaign with a fine 173-run success over Premier Division runners-up Brockhampton.
Having been put into bat, Himley posted 247-8 before blowing the Herefordshire side away for just 74 .
Skipper Greg Wright said: “It was an excellent day. “The result doesn’t make much difference to where we finished, but its always nice to end on a high.”
Once again, Tom Kohler-Cadmore underlined his prowess with the bat, cracking 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.
Smith finished with 4-30, while Turner took 4-8 from 10 overs.
Wright added: “It’s a pleasure to watch Tom bat. “He’s 18, just finished at Malvern College and 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 Dodge (Turner) 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.
“There was no Nick Harrison through injury, Danny Smith was sidelined, Stuart Wedge had undergone surgery, Chris Tranter left and Hussain was forced to retire through injury. “We turned to the youngsters and they didn’t let us down.
“The great thing is that we’ve got a few more in the seconds knocking on the door as well.”
Wright said that West Indies overseas player Sergio Fedee would be returning.
However, Himley look set to lose former Worcestershire captain Ben Smith, while wicketkeeper Jagbir Dhillion is hanging up his gloves.
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