Frome falter in league

First published in Sport

CANON Frome’s game at Halesowen thirds survived the wet weather but they returned with just two Worcestershire League Division Five points.

At Earls High School, Halesowen inserted the visitors in a match reduced to 36 overs and restricted them to 139-8.

Their hosts lost five wickets in just 33 overs in passing the total with 144-5, thanks to 64 not out by Simon Walker.

Halesowen moved to the top of the table ahead of West Malvern.

With other games abandoned without a ball being bowled, Stourbridge Social thrashed Romsley and Hunnington by 10 wickets in Second XI Division Three, making 108-0 in reply to 104 all out.

The Second XI Knock-out Cup final between Redditch and Belbroughton was played at Ombersley in mid-week.

Redditch, through Noman Choudary’s 89 not out, totalled 159-6 from their 15 eight-ball overs. Choudary then claimed 4-30 to cement the man-of-the-match award as Belbroughton ended on 144-8 to lose by 15 runs.


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