No need to panic after Dartmouth defeat says Knowle & Dorridge skipper Reddish - The Solihull Observer

No need to panic after Dartmouth defeat says Knowle & Dorridge skipper Reddish

Solihull Editorial 15th Jun, 2018   0

SKIPPER Sam Reddish stressed there was nothing to worry about after reigning Birmingham League Premier Division champions Knowle & Dorridge suffered a four-wicket defeat to West Bromwich Dartmouth last Saturday.

K&D opted to bat with New Zealand international George Worker crashing 97 before he departed with the score at 163-3.

The hosts could only add another 57 runs before they were back in the pavilion for 220.

Brinder Phagura (6-51) was the pick of the bowlers for Dartmouth who finished on 222-6 in reply, thanks to an unbeaten 91 from Andrew Umeed.

“As much as it was disappointing, sometimes you have to give the opponent credit for the job they did,” said Reddish.

“We wanted to kick on from 163 to about 250 but I would have been happy defending 240.

“Unfortunately we fell 20 to 30 runs short but I always felt we were in the game until the final four overs.

“West Bromwich are a very good side and Andrew batted a very sensible innings to help them to victory so all credit to him for a solid performance.

“The top end of the table is still tightly bunched together so we don’t need to panic as we are close to where we want to be.

“There is plenty of time and all the top sides still have to play each other.”

K&D entertain Ombersley on Saturday hoping to get back on track.

Scott Stenning (hamstring) misses out but Gareth Davies will deputise in his place.


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