Colwall cricket June 29 2019

Colwall maintained their 16-point lead at the top of Worcestershire League Division 1 with a crushing nine-wicket dismissal of struggling Pedmore at Stowe Lane on Saturday.

In a contest that last just over two hours, Pedmore’s batting line-up was shredded by the pace and swing of Andy Robertson (5-10) and the off-spin of Richard Howitt (3-19) as they were shot out for just 54 in 24.3 overs.

In contrast it took Colwall just 43 balls to pass the target for the loss of just one wicket, Ben Febery rounding off the rout in style with 18 runs off an over to finish unbeaten on 33.

After electing to bat Pedmore managed 19 runs without loss before opener Holt was run out by Ben Febery and when Robertson came on to have Shouib caught off his first ball without addition the visitors were floundering.

Mike Gooch made it 21-3 as he had Homer caught behind and from 33-3 Pedmore managed just 21 more runs as Robertson and Howitt ran through the middle order and tail.

Ben Cooke took two boundaries off the first over when Colwall replied and Fergus Cameron (14no) hit a six and a four, before Febery settled it decisively with 18 off Iqbal’s only over.

A ten-man Colwall 2nds side fought hard to overcome the handicap but were foiled by a century from Malvern’s Max White as they went down by four wickets at the Ramblers ground in Division 5.

Batting first Colwall made a poor start as John Card, Andy Bishop and skipper Will Bishop all fell cheaply before a century stand between Kit Lister (78) and Matt Morgan (47) rallied the innings and with Steve Coffey and Chris Kendall both hitting 25 the final total was extended to 221 before the last wicket fell.

Eddie Hill and Coffey claimed early wickets when Malvern replied but Mike Arnold (44) and White steadied the innings and White went on to hit a decisive 106 as the target was passed in the 46th over, Dom Bannister claiming 2-33 for Colwall.

Colwall 3rds also battled manfully before going down by 41 runs at Garnons 2nds in Marches League Division 2.

Garnons were given a solid start batting first as Simon Withers (33) and Stuart Turpin (23) added 69 for the first wicket, but with Sam Lipton (3-34), Steve Wright (2-31) and Chris Horne (2-26) all bowling well the hosts were reduced to 170-7, before a flurry of runs from Darren Ford (36), Andrew Matthews (45no) and Marcus Farr (36), saw the total to 237-9.

Colwall made a steady start in reply before Tom Hall with an excellent 78 and Chris Conlon (38) put them briefly in contention before Joel Anderson (5-25) came back to restrict the final total to 196 all out in the penultimate over.

Teenager Bruno Recordon put in a fine all-round display to help Colwall 4ths to a winning draw against Glangrwyney 2nds in Division 4.

Opening the home innings Recordon hit a splendid 78 in a flourishing first-wicket stand with Simon Oliver (37) and with useful contributions from Jacob Charlton (17) and Ben Recordon (21no) Colwall were able to post 199-8 before their 40 overs elapsed.

James McIlroy (31) and Tom Miller (57) kept the visitors in the hunt after tea, but Harry Evans (3-12) and Bruno Recordon (2-18) kept them in check and Lucas Recordon, Harry Sigley and skipper Mark Lessimore all took a wicket as Glangrwyney closed on 146-8.