CRICKET - Knowle and Dorridge thrashed in Moseley defeat - The Solihull Observer

CRICKET - Knowle and Dorridge thrashed in Moseley defeat

Solihull Editorial 11th Aug, 2022 Updated: 11th Aug, 2022   0

KNOWLE and Dorridge CC suffered a heavy 160-run defeat against Moseley CC despite a half-century from James Middleton in their Birmingham Premier League Division One clash.

K and D won the toss and elected to field, however, this decision appeared to backfire on the home side as Moseley opener Keith Barker made 108 as part of a 146-run second-wicket stand with Abraash Khan (56).

And the visitors continued to score freely courtesy of Andrew Umeed (110) and Ali Awan (40) as K and D failed to take wickets at regular intervals as Moseley finished on 375-6.

Jack Grundy (2-53) was the pick of the bowlers with Chris Cheslin (2-74), David Smith (1-60) and Mohammed Umar Shaikh (1-78) also amongst the wickets.

And K and D made a poor start in reply as they slumped to 62-5 before Middleton (54) came to the crease and kept the innings alive.

The home side’s tail order batted valiantly as Grundy (40), Smith (22) and Shaikh (42), the latter’s runs coming from just 25 balls, made Moseley work for their victory before being bowled out for 215.

Elsewhere, the club’s 2nd XI won a thrilling contest against Standard (Coventry) CC by two wickets with Mohammed Fareed (48) top scoring whilst Anaesh Patel (5-22) claimed an impressive five-for with the ball.

And K and D’s 3rd XI were also victorious as they won by 172 runs against Nuneaton CC after they skittled their opponents for just 78 in 24 overs with Mohammed Habib taking a remarkable 5-6 with the ball from six overs.

Lastly, the club’s 4th XI played out a draw with Studley after both teams finished on 194 runs.

Studley took two extra points having lost five wickets during their innings before bowling out K and D who were unable to find the one run they needed in the final over.


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