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Bretforton seal league success
8:30am Sunday 17th February 2013 in Sport
EVESHAM Casuals and Bredon toasted victories in the latest round of Worcestershire Cricket Board Indoor League games.
Prince Henry’s High School Sports Centre was the venue as Casuals (124-3) defeated Redditch (122-3) by three wickets.
Batting first, Redditch lost two wickets by the end of the fourth over in scoring just 29 runs.
Greg Chinn (25 retired) joined Dan Prothero (49 not out) to increase the run-rate with aggressive batting, adding 35 in the next three.
Both retired but Jack Roberson (21no) scored freely and was joined by the returning Prothero who helped to plunder 27 from the last two overs, setting a combative total.
Casuals’ openers Jack Wood (39no) and Peter Cross 16) set the tone for a successful run-chase with 60 runs from the first five overs.
Although Cross was run out, Will Lloyd (35no) and Hadyn Dodds (25 ret) kept the target in sight before two wickets fell to give Redditch hope.
Twenty-three runs were required with three overs left but Wood and Lloyd saw Casuals home to their first win with three balls remaining.
Bredon (142-1) beat The Boxmen (95-4) by 47 runs in a match most of the Stanway team’s batsmen will want to forget.
Clive Fenney (26 ret) and his nephew Tim Fenney (28no) began the innings quickly and the tempo was not allowed to drop once they retired.
Tim McVicker (27 ret) followed with a hard-hitting innings and was well supported by Jamie Munro (25 ret).
Jamie Diamond (15no) played his part at the end and Bredon finished with a formidable score.
The Boxmen then replied in stuttering fashion, as they lost two wickets by the end of the third over for only 21 runs.
Although Jason Haines (38no) and Mike Banks (27no) slowly retrieved the situation, the retirement of the former led to an amazing over from Tim McVicker (2-6 from two overs).
His double-wicket maiden was extremely rare in indoor cricket.
There was no way back and The Boxmen played out the remaining overs to lose the clash.