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Wolves earn first success

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Wolverhampton’s first win of their Birmingham & District League campaign was an impressive one.

Will Nield

They put 268-4 on the board of their Premier Division Two clash against Brockhampton.

Will Nield hit an unbeaten 103, before Wolves bowled Brockhampton out for only 121, with Zayn Hussain taking 4-36.

Masharraf Shazad struck an unbeaten half-century and also took four wickets, but could not prevent Halesowen falling to a four-wicket defeat at Bridgnorth.

Himley had won their first two matches but came a cropper a Harborne, falling well short of their lofty 300 target, being bowled out for only 159.

Matt Jeavons took 3-50 with the ball and Ollie Westbury scored 60 with the bat in their loss.

A score of 90 from opening batsman Angus Robson helped Kidderminster earn their second Premier Division One victory of the season as they thrashed Moseley.

Backed up by a half-century from captain Neil Pinner, Kidderminster posted the second highest score in the top flight this week with 276-6 against Moseley, who came up 32 runs short in their reply.

Charlie Stainforth (4-40) was the pick of the Kidderminster bowlers.

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West Bromwich Dartmouth are one point and one place ahead of Kidderminster in third after defeating Barnt Green thanks in no small part to the bowling of Manraj Johal (5-34).

Smethwick were on the wrong end of a hammering by early leaders Berkswell, who scored a mammoth 283 before skittling Smethwick out for just 93.

Walsall won their first game of the season with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Knowle & Dorridge.

Samuel Mills (3-19) starred with the ball for Walsall before Billy-J Cox struck 71 not out to guide them to 142-3 and a seven-wicket victory.

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