4th Dec, 2016

Plums sitting pretty at the top of the table

Liam Moakes 18th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE marched on at the top of Birmingham League Division Three with a 114-run victory at Brewood on Saturday.

A third 20-point haul from three matches gives the Plums a 13-point advantage over second placed Handsworth ahead of the Birmingham side’s visit to The Bottoms on Saturday.

Pershore captain Chris Ridings won the toss and decided to bat and it proved a good decision as all of the top order contributed, with Liam Ridings (42), Adam Wiffen (45) and the skipper (51) leading the way before Gregor Hearn provided some late impetus with an unbeaten 23 off 14 balls to guide the visitors to 241-6 off 50 overs.

Brewood’s reply was soon in disarray as Joe Taylor struck twice to remove openers Cameron Fox and Nick Southall and reduce the hosts to 2-2.

They never recovered as Taylor (3-23), Matthew Brace (3-45) and Taylor Pugh (3-27) continued to take wickets at a brisk rate and the home side were dismissed for 127 in 39 overs.