A FIVE wicket display by Barnt Green’s Adam Hines helped his side to a six-wicket win against Knowle & Dorridge in Birmingham & District Premier Division One on Saturday.
Despite the rest of the league being out of action due to the consistent rainfall, proceedings at Station Road still went ahead, albeit with visitors Barnt Green losing 31 overs in the second innings.
The hosts were put into bat by the Greens and lost Alex Phillips (8) to an lbw bowled by Oliver Stone (4-19), who then delivered the ball to Ethan Brookes (5) that was caught by Jacques Banton, while Jack Grundy (3) was caught and bowled by Zain Ul-Hassan to leave K&D on 28-3.
Oliver Haley (4) and Sam Reddish (2) also had short stints at the bat when being the first couple of wickets claimed by Hines (5-11), with Rheedyi Amin claiming the catch to dismiss Haley, before opener and top-scorer Scott Stenning (22) was caught by Peter Scott from Hines’ delivery.
The wickets quickly tumbled from there, with only four more runs being scored, after William Rigg (0), Blake Coburn (0), Martin Donald (3) and Chris Cheslin (0) were dismissed to leave Knowle & Dorridge on a total of 59.
Proceedings eventually resumed after rainfall put a halt to the second innings, which appeared to have worked in the host’s favour when taking the early dismissals of Edward Pollock (5) – bowled by Grundy – and Banton (2) – who was run out by William Mottram.
Opener Stone hit 12 before being caught by Stenning from a Brookes delivery at 31-3, who then bowled the ball to Amin (0) that was subsequently caught by Phillips at 40-4.
Despite the best efforts of the K&D bowlers and fielders, they were unable to prevent the unbeaten Green partnership of Dominic Harding (36 n.o) and Ul-Hasssan (5) from carrying their side to victory in the 21st over.
Knowle & Dorridge hope for better fortunes, and better weather, when hosting Berkswell in a local derby on Saturday (noon).