Cookley earn draw with Goroll on form

First published in Sportsview

COOKLEY earned a winning draw against Rushwick in Worcestershire Division Two.

In a reduced 45 over match, Rushwick won the toss and asked Cookley to bat who had the worst possible start with Al Ray running out Al Roden for nought.

Mitch Taylor managed to turn things around with a cultured 59 but at 129-5 the game was in the balance.

Enter Andy Goroll, who hit his first ball out of the ground, and then proceeded to smash 84 from just 39 balls to help set a formidable 261 for the hosts to win.

Wily bowling fromGary Mills (2-27) put the game beyond Rushwick, who only managed to reach 173-6.

The 16 points take Cookley to sixth in the table and they will be at home to Wormelow on Saturday at 3pm.

l Meanwhile, Stourport's clash against Chaddesley Corbett was abandoned because of rain.

The seconds’ clash against Hagley was also called off.

But the thirds took a valuable 24 points from their clash with Old Elizabethans.

Batting first on a damp track, Stourport made 226-9 from 50 overs, with Harry Downes (50), Mark Gleeson (51) and Lloyd Roberts (30 no) among the runs.

In reply, an excellent spell from Matthew Pearson with 6-58 saw Old Elizabethans bowled out for 200 in the 42nd over.

The fourths lost to Old Elizabethans by seven wickets.

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