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Redditch Entaco sides keen to make amends

Redditch Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

REDDITCH Entaco will be looking to bounce back on Saturday after a weekend horror show saw all three teams beaten convincingly by Hagley.

The 1sts went down by 145 runs in Worcestershire League Division One as hosts Hagley amassed an impressive 285-8 off their 50 overs largely thanks to a superb 131 by opener Joe Lennon, who struck eight sixes and nine fours off just 92 balls.

In reply the Kingfishers never really got started and only Russell Southwick (32) and Stefan Jagielski (29) made notable contributions as Hagley spinner Neil Hurst did the damage in taking 5-37 in a total of 140.

Redditch collected three points and will be desperate to produce a vastly improved display on Saturday when they host newly-promoted Harvington, who have lost their opening two matches.

Redditch 2nds went down by five wickets at home to Hagley in Division One 2nd XI.

Having been put into bat, Redditch could only muster 160, as recent signings Rizwan Choudry (57) and Bryan Melliard (35) were the pick of the home batsmen, with Simon Burgess taking 4-40 off ten overs as the visitors enjoyed the best of the conditions.

Redditch struck an early blow as Choudry bowled Morgan without scoring but a second wicket partnership of 61 between James (48) and Russell Andrews (27) put Hagley back in charge.

The hosts bounced back with two quick wickets from spinner Harvey Chawner but Hagley had enough in the bag to get home with seven overs to spare and inflict a rare defeat on Geoff Eley’s men, who travel to Cookley on Saturday.

Redditch Entaco 3rds also suffered with their batting and were bowled out for just 83 at home to Hagley in Division Seven as visiting skipper Ranvir Sandhu took 3-7.

Redditch failed to capture early wickets as Hagley put on 72 for the first wicket and Hagley cruised home by seven wickets. Ben Hicklin was the pick of the home bowlers with 1-22 off 8.3 overs.

Captain Mark Evans will be hoping his team can hit back at Coombs Wood on Saturday.

On Sunday Barnt Green took the points in a low-scoring game at Cherry Hill Road.

Redditch were bowled out for 137, although teenager Jack Roberson found some much-needed form with 51 not out.

Hosts Barnt Green made heavy weather of their reply and some excellent bowling from teenagers Raheem Basharat (3-22) and Jordan Elder (2-19) brought Redditch back into the game, but Will Neale (26) and Adam Hines (10) added 25 runs for the eighth wicket partnership to see Barnt Green home by three wickets.

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