10th Dec, 2019

Bromsgrove skipper Evenson frustrated with abandonments

Craig Gibbons 26th May, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE captain Mark Evenson is frustrated at the lack of game time his side is getting following another rain affected weekend.

Saturday saw the Boars’ chances of securing a second victory of the season halted as their Birmingham League Division One clash at Himley was abandoned with Evenson’s side nicely poised on 237-6 from 49 overs.

The Boars started brightly with Jayden Levitt notching up 33 runs off 27 balls before Bromsgrove lost of cluster of wickets to move to 44-3.

However, opening batsmen Ashley Newfield steadied the ship as he stroked a wonderful 103 while enjoying a 115-run partnership with Tom Hill (60 not out).

Wicketkeeper Ben Tegg (26) also contributed well with the bat but Himley failed to get the chance to score some runs when the tea time rain put an end to the day’s play.

Evenson said: “It’s a little bit frustrating that we have played four games but have not actually played much cricket, but everyone is in the same boat.

“All the teams are¬†close together in the league, nobody is too far away, so pushing for promotion is still on even at this early stage of the season.

“On Saturday we had our usual wobble as we lost a cluster of wickets in a short space of time but it is something we’re trying to eradicate from our game.

“However, Ashley’s century was brilliant and Tom’s contribution was just as important and I strongly believe we could have defended our score of 237.”

Bromsgrove return to action action this Saturday against a Dorridge side who were relegated from the Premier Division last season.

Evenson is boosted by a full strength squad and is confident the Boars have what it takes to get a positive result.

“They [Dorridge] are an unknown entity really but we love playing at Bromsgrove as we know the conditions so we’ll be hoping for 20 points,” he said.

“If we build partnerships and post a score above 200 it will put us in good stead but we also need to take our chances with the ball, take a few catches and get some run outs.”

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