19th May, 2019

Knowle & Dorridge skipper Reddish relaxed despite setback

Craig Gibbons 28th Jun, 2018

UPBEAT Knowle & Dorridge skipper Sam Reddish says defeat to Birmingham League Premier Division title rivals Berkswell does not make or break their season.

Reigning champions K&D were put into bat on Saturday with George Worker (79) and Martin Donald (52) leading the way as the visitors posted 234-7 from their allocated 55 overs.

Berkswell got off to a slow start in reply, recovering from 74-3 to reach 235-7 with two overs to spare.

No.4 batsman Nick James (84) led the charge for the 2016 champions.

Despite the defeat, K&D skipper Reddish stressed there was no need to panic.

“We are not even at the halfway stage of the season so we have nothing to worry,” he said.

“Berkswell were the best side we have faced all year and we have to accept we were beaten by the better side.”

K&D will be looking to return to winning ways quickly when they entertain near neighbours Dorridge at Station Road.

Reddish will be without New Zealand international George Worker who jets out to North America to play for Montreal Tigers in the Global T20 Canada League.

“It’s hard to replace someone of George’s quality but our squad is as strong as it has ever been so I’m confident guys can step up to the plate,” said Reddish.

“Dorridge will be a good game and all I want to see is an immediate reaction as we cannot afford to lose many more if we want to retain our league title.”

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