September 25th, 2016

Wiffen the hero as Pershore chase down huge target

Wiffen the hero as Pershore chase down huge target Wiffen the hero as Pershore chase down huge target

PERSHORE returned to top spot in Birmingham League Division Three thanks to a brilliant run chase which secured a two-wicket victory at Whitchurch on Saturday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Shropshire side racked up 324-5 as captain and opener Maisam Hasnain Jaffri led the way with an unbeaten 153 off 155 balls.

It was hard work for all of the Pershore bowlers, although Taylor Pugh’s 3-44 off ten overs was an excellent effort in the circumstances.

Pershore knew a good start was essential if they were to chase down their target in 50 overs and opener Adam Wiffen ensured they got it as he struck a blistering 136 off just 97 balls.

There was excellent support from Liam Ridings (56) and the visitors eventually reached 325-8 with five balls to spare to bag 20 points.

Pershore, who have 83 points from five games, visit Worfield on Saturday.

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