17th Jan, 2019

Bromsgrove end season on a high with victory over league champions

Craig Gibbons 19th Sep, 2018

BROMSGROVE ended their frustrating Birmingham League Division One campaign with a 21-run victory over league champions Kidderminster.

With their safety secured, the Boars could play with freedom on Saturday and after being put into bat after losing the toss they set a competitive total of 230-7 from their allotted 50 overs.

Top order batsmen Ashley Newfield (45), Jayden Levitt (55) and Ryan Pedley (54) laid the foundations, with cameos from Henry Dwyer (28), Tom Green (15) and Alex Wilkinson (12) pushing them over the 200 mark.

Newfield then took 4-42 with the ball, including the prized scalp of Kidderminster skipper Neil Pinner for 91, while Gareth Williams and Wilkinson chipped in with two wickets each as the visitors folded on 209 all out.

Bromsgrove skipper Mark Evenson said: “It’s typical that we go and have the perfect performance when there’s nothing really riding on the game.

“If we had done that in a few other games throughout the course of the season then who knows where we might have ended up.

“That said we have secured our Birmingham League status and it was nice to end the season with a victory over the league champions.

“What we’ll do now is sit down and have all the meetings to discuss what went wrong, what needs to be done to make things better and where we need to recruit.”

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