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Evesham regain winning feeling
3:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in Sport
EVESHAM Cricket Club stopped the rot after two years without a victory thanks to a 53-run win over Quatt in Birmingham and District Premier League Division Three.
But they are now mathematically certain of relegation, being 130 points behind Quatt, who lie just above the relegation zone, with just 120 more at stake.
Haris Butt and Imran Ali both scored 32 as Evesham battled to 163 all out with Terry Hughes taking 5-35 for Quatt who soon collapsed to 37-6 in reply.
James Crenan (6-35) and Imran (4-52) shared the wickets as Quatt were dismissed for 110 despite 47 from Hughes.
The last time Evesham, who have already suffered two consecutive relegations, tasted victory competitively was in August 2011.
Fourth-placed Evesham seconds lost by 95 runs at Kenilworth Wardens in Division Two (South) despite Mohammed Fahim Maan’s 6-45.
The mid-table thirds beat their Worcester counterparts by two wickets in Worcestershire League Division Eight with skipper Joe Nishigaki (6-25) helping skittle the visitors for just 88.
- Pershore lifted their Worcestershire League Division One title chase with an away victory.
The third-placed side won by four wickets at mid-table Pedmore and are 40 points off leaders Astwood Bank with six games left.
Twenty points were earned after Pershore asked the hosts to bat in overcast conditions on a green wicket. Brendan Adams (4-60) and Andy Robertson (2-65) demolished the top order, leaving Pedmore reeling on 96-6.
As batting conditions improved, the hosts recovered to post 233-8 from 50 overs.
Pershore lost two early wickets but a stand of 60 between Aly Duddell (26) and Sean Jenkins (31) moved them towards victory.
Andy Robertson (54) and Bret Huxley (32) also combined before Joe Fowles secured victory on 236-6 thanks to 17 from nine balls with seven overs left.
- Mike Powell, 22, passed 10,000 career runs after scoring 58 for Badsey in a 14-run win over Cotswold Hills League Division Three leaders Temple Grafton.
He also took 3-17.
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