16th Jan, 2019

Knowle and Dorridge go top after crushing win against Walsall

CRICKET: KNOWLE and Dorridge went top of the table following a ten wicket win at Walsall on Saturday in the club’s latest Birmingham Premier League fixture.

The rich vein of form continues for the Station Road team after skipper Sam Reddish won the toss and put Walsall – who currently sit mid table – into bat.

Henry Brookes (34/2) opened the bowling for K&D and struck early to dismiss James Middleton for 0.

Walsall’s Mike Hingley and Dannyjo Cox then put on a partnership of 62 before Hingley was caught off the bowling of Oliver Haley (19/1) for 32.

A quick wicket then came for Ben Brookes (36/1) who had Duvvarapu caught behind for just 3, leaving the home side 70-3.

Ateeq Javid and George Worker then came into the attack and the spin bowling of the pair proved to be too strong for the struggling home side.

Both bowlers took three wickets each to dismiss the middle order and tail end of Walsall’s batting line-up, bowling the home side out for 168.

Javid finished with figures of three wickets for 27 runs from his 13 overs, while Worker ended with 18/3 from 4.5 overs.

The travelling side had 169 runs to chase down as Worker and Phillips opened the batting.

The pair chased down the total without losing their wickets with an outstanding display of batting.

Worker scored his third hundred in four games with 104* from 84 balls while Phillips scored 61* from 92 balls.

Knowle and Dorridge skipper Sam Reddish said: “It’s fantastic to know that we’re top of the table and have arguably the two most in-form batsmen in the league right now, but we can’t get ahead of ourselves.

“We’ve got an extremely tough run of fixtures so complacency cannot come into it – we must keep going and keep picking up victories.

“George and Alex have been incredible this year and it’s a pleasure to watch them bat.

“I must say the bowlers have also been brilliant and deserve just as much credit for putting us into positions where we can chase down totals.

“We’re at home to Ombersley next week, which is a massive game for both sides.

“Hopefully we can continue this winning streak and maintain our position in the table.”

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