5:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2013
PERSHORE beat basement boys Oldswinford by seven wickets in Worcestershire Cricket League Division One.
The third-placed Vale side are now just one point behind Saturday’s hosts Hagley in second but 36 off leaders Astwood Bank.
After winning the toss with an eye on the weather, Oldswinford choose to bat and their top order progressed steadily.
But, after getting set, several batsmen could not make big scores as Andy Robertson, bowling unchanged, took wickets regularly.
When Brendan Adams returned, the visitors lost their last six wickets for 34 runs. Robertson claimed 5-74 and Adams 3-42 in Oldswinford’s 161 all out.
Skipper David White (64 not out) guided the hosts to victory with stands of 53 with Aly Duddell (24) and 96 with Sean Jenkins (44).
Pershore eased home with nine overs left on 164-3.
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