Ludlow Cricket Club remain second after battling draw at champions Newport in Shropshire County League Premier Division (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Ludlow Cricket Club remain second after battling draw at champions Newport in Shropshire County League Premier Division
LUDLOW remain on course for the runners-up spot after a battling draw at champions Newport in the Shropshire County League Premier Division.
Sam Edwards snapped up 4-35 for second-placed Ludlow but opener Paul Furniss cracked 132 from 163 balls to lift Newport to 254.
Ryan Lockley made 56 in Ludlow’s reply and was backed up by Luke Miles (32 not out), Dylan Grinker (31) and Bryn Simmons (25 no) as the visitors made 210-6.
Corvedale crashed to a 53-run defeat at Beacon despite glowing bowling displays from Mohammad Zahid (4-25) and Ed Riley (3-45).
In reply to Beacon’s 125, only Mike Herbert (19), Craig Massey (15) and Ed Riley (14) reached double figures as Corvedale slipped to 72 all out.
Richard Plant’s 4-22 could not save Bishops Castle from a 134-run home reverse against Wellington 3rd. Adam Bowen bagged 5-16 and Dan Hillman hit 48 in Ludlow 3rd’s 98-run away success over Guilsfield in Division Four.
Despite 35 from Keanu C o o p e r , Ludlow 2nd were shot out for 81 in a five-wicket home defeat against Newport 2nd in Reserve Division One.
Leon Burnley’s 5-32 and Alfie Holliehead’s 3-21 fired Ludlow 4th to an 85-run home success over Shifnal 4th in 2nd XI Division Three.
Andrew Mawdsley (39) and David Golightly (2-17) were Corvedale 2nd’s leading performers in a disappointing six-wicket home defeat to Allscott 3rd in Division Six.
Tenbury are still searching for their first win of the season after a 10-wicket drubbing at Cookley in Worcestershire League Division Two.
Derek Jones took 3-22 for Tenbury 2nd, who suffered a heavy 145-run home loss against Oldswinford 2nd in 2nd XI Division Two.
Gre g Shorter was in superb all-round form for Cleobury Mortimer 2nd who roared to a 253-run success at West Malvern 2nd in 2nd XI Division Five.
Gre g made 50 in Cleobury’s 333 and then took 5-36 to dismiss Malvern for just 80.
Craig Shorter also starred, hitting 89.