Cricket
Important clash awaits frustrated Redditch

By Liam Moakes 24/05 Updated: 24/05 12:28

REDDITCH will be looking to benefit from home advantage tomorrow when they host Coombs Wood seeking their first Worcestershire League Division One victory since the opening day of the season.

The Kingfishers were left kicking their heels last weekend as Saturday's match at Hagley was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to overnight rain and they have dropped to eighth place as a result.

Captain Luke Davis will be able to welcome back several established members of the team as they take on a Coombs Wood side below them in the table before visiting Colwall in what looks another very winnable fixture the following weekend.

There was a spirited performance from Redditch 2nds who drew their Division Two fixture at home to Stourport.

A delayed start reduced the match to 46 overs per side and Stourport amassed 247-2 as Spencer Colley hit an unbeaten 166 for the visitors.

Nevertheless the Redditch youngsters frustrated their opponents and finished on 91-5 from their 46 overs, with Devlin Jacobs (27) and Abdul Jabbar (15) the pick of the Redditch batsmen.

Unbeaten Redditch 2nds travel to Harborne 4ths tomorrow.

Redditch 3rds slipped to defeat at Netherton by 86 runs in Division Six.

Netherton scored 200-4 off 45 overs but in reply Redditch struggled and, despite a bright innings from Noman Chowdry (29), Redditch were bowled out for just 114.

Skipper Steve Harrey will be looking for a response as the 3rds travel to Knighton-on-Teme tomorrow.

The 4th XI saw their opening Division Nine fixture at home to Stourport 4ths abandoned without a ball being bowled and they host Chaddesley Corbett tomorrow.

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