Successive win for Dorridge against Ombersley - The Solihull Observer

Successive win for Dorridge against Ombersley

Solihull Editorial 8th Jun, 2017   0

CRICKET: DORRIDGE travelled to Ombersley and recorded their second consecutive victory after a poor start to the season.

Captain Dave Ball won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first.

His decision paid off when Haynes (6) was caught by Barrie Forrester-Smith off James Ayres while Ombersley were on just 13.

Kaul (3) soon followed as he was caught behind by Joe Dodd off Ball and then Dell (1) only lasted two balls before Dodd took a superb leg side catch off Ayres.

When opener Gwynne (16) was bowled by Ball, Ombersley were 27-4 and things were looking grim for them.

Wynn and Hammond then staged a mini revival before Ali Ebad pinned Wynn lbw for eight.

He then had Andrew caught by Ball off the next delivery to make it 51-6.

Hammond batted well – and with the help of Robertson he more than doubled the score to 104.

Robertson was eventually caught behind off Iftikhar for 17.

Ball then came back into the attack and quickly mopped up the tail, reducing the home club to 129 all out.

In reply, any thoughts of a stroll to victory were soon dashed as Dorridge lost their first four wickets for only seven runs.

The ball started swinging and Forrester-Smith (0), Shahzad Ali (0) and Ball (1) were all caught off edges, whilst Ebad (3) swung at a wide delivery and top edged a catch to Hammond.

This brought Dodd and Aqeel Ahmad together.

The pair helped Dorridge over the line – though Aqeel was dismissed for 60 when the score was 97.

But then Dodd (43*) and Mark Swanick (20*) saw Dorridge home in the 41st over.

The win earned them 20 points and takes them up to mid-table.

This Saturday they play hosts to Knowle and Dorridge.


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