16th Sep, 2019

Evenson: Bromsgrove aiming to end difficult season on a high

SKIPPER Mark Evenson admitted the conclusion of the Birmingham League Division One season ‘can not come quick enough’ following Bromsgrove’s eight-wicket defeat at Oswestry.

Having opted to bat first, the Boars looked to be making good headway with openers Ashley Newfield (49) and Jayden Levitt (40) at the crease.

But once Levitt departed, the visitors collapsed from 67-0 to 89-4 before folding to 169 all out.

Spinner Warrick Fynn (4-10) caused havoc with the ball before crashing an unbeaten 103 off 104 balls to fire Oswestry to 172-2 in their reply.

The defeat means Bromsgrove need just five points to avoid the drop after Wellington got the better of Brockhampton in the battle of the bottom two.

However, Evenson admitted there will be a sense of relief once the season is over and done with.

“At one stage of the season we were just 20 points off the promotion spots but in the last five weeks or so the wheels have well and truly come off,” he said.

“We got ourselves into a good position once again on Saturday but we lost wickets in clusters which has been the story of our season really.

“We have only won one out of nine in our favoured format too which is disappointing but luckily for us we managed to perform in the win/lose/draw games because had we not, who knows what position we would be in right now.

“The lads are a little low on confidence and the end of the season can’t come quick enough but we will dust ourselves down and try to end on a high.”

Bromsgrove travel to Barnards Green on Saturday before completing their season at home to champions-elect Kidderminster on Saturday, September 15.

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