We have cause for optimism in 2020, says Moseley captain Eburah - The Solihull Observer

We have cause for optimism in 2020, says Moseley captain Eburah

Solihull Editorial 18th Sep, 2019   0

MOSELEY captain Fred Eburah was left delighted by the efforts of his side, despite the Griffs signing off their Birmingham & District Premier Division One campaign with a narrow defeat to champions Berkswell.

A six-run loss, with just eight balls remaining, ensured Berkswell sign off their title success with a 15th victory of the season.

Regardless of his side falling short in the season finale, Eburah was nonetheless proud of the efforts of his teammates.

“It was a fantastic game to end the season, but almost us up this year,” he said.

“We bowled and fielded well as a unit, but just ran out of steam with the bat, despite looking in control.

“They are a phenomenal team though, so all round it was a pleasing performance to sign off with and push them so close.”

Big scores from Nick James (46), Tom Lewis (41) and Richard Jones (40) proved the difference for Berkswell, despite Jugdip Nandra (67) and Bhavik Patel (55) both firing half-centuries.

Moseley finish in eighth as a result, with the Griffs captain also applauding his side’s efforts over the course of the season.

“We have done well this year to recover from a poor start to the season and consolidate a mid-table position,” said Eburah.

“We are a young team on the whole, and have progressed a lot since the start of the year with a great team spirit and character, so we should be optimistic of continuing to improve next season and beyond.”

Elsewhere, Knowle & Dorridge finished fifth despite a 15-run defeat to rivals Dorridge – who were relegated in the penultimate week of the campaign.

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