REDDITCH Entaco will be without skipper Waqas Ali on Saturday as they welcome Handsworth to Bromsgrove Road in their Birmingham League Division Three contest.
Ali is away on holiday as eighth-placed Redditch face a team lying in sixth.
Redditch will be looking to gain revenge following a defeat away at Handsworth earlier in the season.
Last week’s home fixture against league leaders Stourbridge lasted just 30.2 overs.
Stourbridge reached 140-3 with talented wicket keeper batsman Marverick Perry on 54 not out before the match was abandoned, with Redditch picking up six points and Stourbridge eight.
The Seconds’ fixture 2nd XI Second Division South away at Stourbridge managed to survive a bit longer with Stourbridge scoring 262-9 off 50 overs with Warren Bisp taking 4-43.
In reply, Redditch lost Haleem Basharat early on but sensible batting from Nick Fowkes 60 and 56 from Yasser Altar steered Redditch through to 154-2 off 30 overs.
Tomorrow Redditch travel to Handsworth.
The 3rd XI fixture away at Cutnall Green in Worcestershire County League Division Five was curtailed by the weather.
Just 33 overs were bowled as Redditch made 152-4, with skipper Tom Kitching hitting a quickfire 43 not out.
Tomorrow the Thirds entertain Pershore at the Entaco.
The Fourth managed to dodge the downpours by beating Pedmore in a low-scoring Division Eight North contest at the Entaco.
Pedmore being bowled out for just 37 with Owen Edwards taking 4-6.
Redditch took just 6.2 overs to reach their target with Nev Mason scoring 30 not out.
Pelsall’s total of 292 for nine, against Redditch, came after an opening stand of 77 between Tom Boyd (40) and Alex Jones (30). This was built upon by Todd Henderson, with 91, while Waqas Ali took 4 for 77 for Redditch. Openers Tom Field (57) and Rizwan Chaudhry (40) put on 79 and Timothy Fitch added 40 to take Redditch to 132 for two but they, then, lost wickets at regular intervals to Boyd (4 for 36) before hanging on to finish on 229 for nine after an unbeaten last wicket partnership of 26.
The Kingfishers, fresh from their promotion to the Birmingham & District Premier League, are seeking new additions to their four senior teams who play on a Saturday,we will also compete in knockout competitions, midweek T-20 matches and on a Sunday play League cricket in the Arden Sunday League and also friendlies.If you would like more information please emailus.
Photos from WCL Dinner
Russell Southwick Receiving the Division 1 Trophy from John Barclay.
Abdul Jabbar Receiving Division 1 2nd xl Shield from John Barclay
Worcestershire Cricketer Of The Year 1st xl Captain Russell Southwick
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