Tail end guide KVCC to vital win

First published in Sport

KIDDERMINSTER Victoria recorded a much-needed victory over Walmley to ease their woes in the Birmingham Premier.

KVCC's bowlers had one of their best days this season.

Walmley had won the toss and elected to bat and they slumped to 72-8 before their tail end batsmen added a flurry of late runs.

Gareth Williams (2-25) and Connor Smith (3-45) were in good form for KVCC.

Peter McKay scored three runs, while Daniel Chaudrey (2), Oli Hairs (6) and Navdeep Poonia (16) were dismissed cheaply.

The score reached 48 when a fifth wicket fell when Chris Whittock (28) was out lbw to Michael Hill.

With the score on 51, Matt Pardoe ran out Chris Booth (11).

Hill took his second wicket when Ray Cooper (5) was caught by keeper Mark Fisher.

Walmley recovered with a stand of 35 between Greg Ricketts and Kasir Shah as they rallied to 168 all out.

KVCC's reply got off to a bad start when Pardoe was dismissed for seven, but Richard Kimberlin (17) and Michael Hill took the total up to 38. A second wicket fell when Kimberlin was out lbw to Cooper for 17.

After Craig Wood was dismissed, Zac Turley (27) and Michael Hill upped the scoring rate but Kidderminster soon slipped to 142-8.

With the result in the balance, Ryan Derrick (24) and Mark Fisher (14) took KVCC to victory with 16 overs to spare.

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