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Jordaan puts the brakes on Hagley's title charge
11:59am Thursday 15th August 2013 in Sport
SOUTH African star Christiaan Jordaan dealt Hagley’s title hopes a huge setback following a stunning all round display for local rivals Belbroughton.
Seamer Jordaan picked up bowling figures of 5-75 as Hagley were bowled out for 246.
But Jordaan really came into his own with the bat as he smashed Hagley’s bowling to all parts of their ground.
Opening bat Geoff Day helped lay the foundations for victory with a solid 74 but it was the overseas star who really took the game away from Hagley with a boundary laden 118 not out.
Jordaan cracked seven sixes and 13 fours, sharing a 150-run partnership with Day for the second wicket before Belbroughton cruised home.
Hagley skipper Paul Morgan said: “ I thought we’d put enough runs on the board, but we didn’t bowl well at all.”
Belbroughton skipper Will Pardoe added: “Christiaan has made a slow start since joining us, but is now getting used to English conditions.”
Hagley are now 20 points adrift of leaders Astwood Bank and will look to claw some of that leeway back on Saturday when they visit Worcester Dominies, while Belbroughton host Redditch.
n Basement boys Oldswinford pulled off a seven-run success over Worcester Dominies following a low scoring affair.
Matt Brace bagged figures of 7-35 as Oldswinford were bowled out for 162.
Skipper Lee Nightingale led the way with 43 while Rhys Williams with 35 and Wayne Brigdale who added 32, made vital contributions.
Dominies were then removed for 155 with four overs to spare, Charlie Foster proving pick of the bowling by taking four for 30.
n Pedmore perished by a four wicket margin against Pershore.
Skipper James Burgoyne produced some late order resistence with 57 as Pedmore posted a target of 233-8.
It wasn’t enough as Pershore responded with 236-6.
Pedmore must visit leaders Astwood Bank this Saturday.
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