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Pinner inspires KVCC to victory
11:20am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
KIDDERMINSTER Victoria ended their eight-game run without a win in style on Bank Holiday Monday as they beat West Bromwich Dartmouth by 47 runs in Birmingham League Premier Division.
The Chester Road side bounced back from Saturday’s seven-wicket loss to Himley and stopped their four match losing streak in its tracks.
The team, led by stand-in skipper Craig Wood, were almost faultless in every department, taking some outstanding catching and bowling, plus some good batting by Wood and Neil Pinner.
West Brom won the toss and invited KVCC to bat. Openers Matt Pardoe and Ryan Derrick found runs hard to come by, scoring only 10 from the first eight overs.
They also lost Derrick who was caught by Ruki Desilva bowled Jungar Zaman for two.
Neil Pinner joined Pardoe in a stand of 68, but the latter, having scored 28, was caught by Nav Poonia off the bowling of Basit Zaman.
A third wicket fell on 70, with the two Zamans claiming the wicket of Zac Turley who failed to score.
A stand of 64 between Pinner and Wood, showed that Kidderminster were rediscovering their old form.
Having reached 65, Pinner was caught and bowled by Kadeer Ali.
The score had risen to 161 when Connor Smith (14) was lbw to Zeeshan Asif.
Things suddenly changed with two wickets falling with the score on 184.
Wood (55) had played steadily, batted for 67 minutes and faced 65 balls but Richard Kimberlin was not so lucky, getting out first ball leg before to Jungar Zaman.
With only six overs remaining, Andrew Kimberlin and Mark Mansell took the total up to 216.
Mansell (16) was caught by Rawlston Tappin off Kadeer’s bowling as KVCC closed on 219-8.
Only two batsmen, Tappin (62) and Basit Zaman (55) put up any great resistance to some very good fielding and catching by KVCC.
Kadeer’s early wicket then brought a good stand of 70, but they lost Zaman (55).
Tappin (62) did give KVCC some problems but he found little support as West brom wwere dismissed for 172.
Kidderminster had great success with their two spinners, Pardoe (3-12), Pinner (3-34) and Mansell (2-33).
Victory made up for a dismal showing at home to Himley.
With seven batsmen failing to get into double figures, KVCC were bowled out for 175.
Himley replied by reaching 177-3, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore scoring 73.
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