23rd May, 2019

Evenson does not want Bromsgrove's winning habit to stop

Craig Gibbons 21st Jun, 2018 Updated: 21st Jun, 2018

BROMSGROVE skipper Mark Evenson says he does not want to lose his 100 per cent winning record since returning to the Birmingham League Division One side after recovering from injury.

Evenson missed the early parts of the new campaign after picking up a broken thumb during net sessions in pre-season.

But after returning to the starting XI the Boars have won their last three games on the bounce, picking up 72 points in the process.

It is a run of form which has fired the St Godwald’s Park side from the bottom end of the table up to fourth and Evenson wants his winning run to continue going into Saturday’s home clash against Barnards Green.

“I am sitting on a 100 per cent winning record since I came back and it’s nice to have been able to help steer the team to some crucial wins over the last few weeks,” he said.

“Hopefully we can go and get a few more victories before we return to our favoured win/lose format of the game where we back ourselves to win at least five or six of those.

“By no means will Barnards Green will be easy even though their league position might say otherwise.

“Once again it is all about going back to the basics and earning the right to win a game of cricket.

“Confidence in the cam is high and we want to keep our winning habit going.”

Bromsgrove’s latest maximum 24-point victory came in dramatic fashion once again, defeating Oswestry with the penultimate ball of the innings.

Deon Patel, who had been promoted from the Seconds, hit 95 in a Bromsgrove’s total of 239 in 53.5 overs, a score which handed an extra over to the Shropshire visitors.

Warrick Fynn took 3-61 for Oswestry who were well placed thanks to an unbeaten 94 from Glamorgan Academy prospect Roman Walker.

When he lost the strike, Alex Wilkinson (3-56) nipped in to finish Oswestry off with the penultimate ball after Ashley Newfield took three early wickets for 52.

Joe Carrasco also played well for Oswestry, hitting 43 from 39 balls as the visitors were all out for 218.

“Once again it was another nail-biting finish,” said Evenson.

“We showed a little frailty with the bat and it was a shame Deon could not go on to three figures.

“At one point we were looking down the barrel with their guy getting into the 90s but as the innings went on they began to settle for the losing draw.

“I decided to bring Alex back into the attack to mop up the tail and he did the job to give us another important win.”

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