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Victory sealed for Pershore
4:00pm Friday 25th May 2012 in Sport
MUCH-improved Pershore defeated Worcester by 58 runs to send the visitors bottom of Worcestershire Cricket League Division One.
Worcester skipper Liam Kelleher asked the hosts to bat and they reached 75-2 after 25 overs with David White hitting 58.
Wickets then fell regularly but, at 117-5, teenagers Ali Duddell (45 not out) and Sam Cross (46) pushed the total to 170 with a crucial stand.
After Cross’ dismissal, Duddell continued with his best knock in first-team cricket as Pershore closed on 208-7.
Worcester lost three early wickets. A stand of 79 between Kelleher (36) and Jack Horton (47) gave them hope. But, with Luke Dalley (6-34) removing Kelleher assisted by Tom Pilling and Darren Critcher with two wickets each, the visitors crumbled.
Their last six wickets fell for just 35 runs, leaving Pershore victors.