Seconds beat the rain but other games all abandoned on wet weekend

Seconds beat the rain but other games all abandoned on wet weekend

By Alex Thomas
6 July 2021
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A heavily rain-affected weekend saw only two games able to start, with the seconds racing to victory and firsts working hard in the field...


Bridgnorth (DNB) v Kenilworth Wardens (232-7) – Match Abandoned

The points were shared between Kenilworth and Bridgnorth on Saturday, with rain following the first innings gave the Cricket Meadow men no chance of a run chase after a solid effort in the field.

After Adam Quiney picked up an early wicket, it was hard graft for Bridgnorth as the hosts put in a strong batting display. Young seamer Charlie Walker, who was last weekend rewarded for his excellent season with the ball so far with a county call-up, again impressed by taking 3-34 off 10 overs, whilst spinner Matty Simmonds wheeled his way through his full allocation of seventeen overs to claim 2-75.

Bridgnorth II (80-1) beat Pontesbury (78) by nine wickets

The second team defied the weather to score a resounding 20-point win over Pontesbury at Cricket Meadow on Saturday, as they dominated from start to finish.

Bowling first, Bridgnorth got off to the perfect start as the opening pair of Cam Wallis and Toby Hughes reduced the visitors to 13-4 off 14 overs. Wallis took 4-8 off nine excellent overs, whilst the miserly Hughes ended wicketless, yet bowled superbly to concede just ten runs off his opening seven over burst.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals as Norman Roberts (3-26), Lewis Hurdley (2-17) and Ross Hurdley (1-14) bowled with fantastic discipline to exploit the challenging batting conditions as Pontesbury were dismissed for just 78 in 32 overs.

In reply, Bridgnorth wasted little time in reaching their victory target as they cruised to the line in just eight overs. Will Rodenhurst (12) was the only man removed, before Joe Smallman (22 not out) and Sam Whitney (25 not out), returning from injury, knocked off the remaining runs with ease.

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