Colwall cricket September 1 2018 by Dick Tugwell

Colwall proved no match for fourth-placed hosts Chaddesley Corbett and were forced to settle for a losing draw and seven points from their Worcestershire League Division 1 clash on Saturday.
Fielding first, Colwall found wickets hard to come by as home openers Mohammed Sajid and Waqas Ahmed rattled up a first wicket stand of 123 before the latter was stumped by Ben Wheeler off Nick Brown for exactly 50.
Brown then had Almadjer caught by Ben Cooke without scoring, but Sajid found a solid partner in Bilat Hassan and a burgeoning partnership took the total to 197-2 when Sajid was finally bowled by Mike King for 99.

Hassan then became the first of four quick wickets for Ben Febery (4-14) as the hosts began to flounder and Brown (4-71) also profited thanks to two more catches from Cooke, but the final total of 248-9 was a daunting target.

Colwall suffered an early setback as they lost Joe Blight caught without scoring off the fifth ball of their reply, but were rallied by a stand of 53 between Cooke and Fergus Cameron.
Two wickets then fell with the total on 54 as Cooke was trapped leg-before for 32 and Brown was caught without scoring and from then on Colwall gradually slipped behind the required rate.
Ben Febery hit a quick 21 to raise hopes, but when he stumped, only a dogged 63 from Cameron kept Chaddesley Corbett at bay and when he was caught and bowled and Johnno Gooch followed for 27, ninth-wicket pair King and Dan Newby secured the losing draw at 191-8.

Colwall 2nds secured another decisive victory as they trounced Harborne by eight wicket in a one sided 2nd X1 Section Division 1 clash at Stowe Lane.
Fine bowling from PJ Recorden (5-42) and Jack Knight-Adams (3-61) soon had the visitors in trouble batting first only a stubborn eighth-wicket stand between Sohail (56) and Mittal (34)taking Harborne to a final total of 185 all out, Steve Coffey and Idress Mohammed adding a wicket each for Colwall.

The home batsmen quickly set about the Harborne bowlers after tea, Mohammed (66) leading the way in his usual aggressive style before James Waters (51) and Dan Brierley with an unbeaten 54 saw off the target in the 28th over.
Colwall 4ths closed their Marches League Division 4 campaign with a high-scoring losing draw at Hay on Wye who rattled up a daunting 273-4 batting first thanks to Colin Warne (82) and John Sly (91not out), Chris Horne taking two wickets for Colwall who were not helped by several dropped catches.
Andrew Waters (86) and Simon Oliver (60) shared a prolific opening stand of 169 after tea, but when they fell wickets tumbled as Colwall were restricted to 241-9 in reply.