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Himley still have their sights set on second spot
4:33pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Football
HIMLEY have their sights firmly fixed on finishing second in this season’s Birmingham League after cruising to convincing victories against Kidderminster Victoria and Wolverhampton over the Bank Holiday weekend.
After eclipsing Kidderminster by seven wickets on Saturday, sixth-placed Himley then cantered to a six wicket success over Wolverhampton on Monday.
Club spokesman Steve Walker said: “What is most pleasing is to see home grown talent coming through. It can only be good for the future of the club.”
One of this season’s finds, Jamie Turner, was instrumental in bowling Kidderminster out 175.
He took three for 19 with his swing bowling before skipper Greg Wright reaped figures of 4-38 off 9.4 overs.
Then 19 year old Tom Kohler-Cadmore took charge with the bat when scoring a fluent 73.
Backed up by Wright, with 38, and Nathan Round, who supplied a belated 26 not out, Himley, who trail second-placed Brockhamptonn by 28 points with three games remaining, reached their target with nine overs to spare.
Himley had Wolverhampton on the ropes from the word go on Monday and reduced them to 76-8.
This time strike bowler Danny Smith with 3-20 and Round (3-13) did the early damage before James Hammond triggered a recovery.
Hammond hit 77 not out before running out of partners, putting on 76 for the ninth wicket with Andy Bowyer as Wolverhampton were eventually removed for 174.
West Indian overseas player Sergio Fedee spearheaded Himley’s reply with an unbeaten 52, guiding them home five overs in hand.
Kohler-Cadmore, who recently signed a two-year contract with Worcestershire, will spend the winter with the Darren Lehman Academy in Australia. Turner is also heading down under to play club cricket in Perth.
Steve Walker added: “I can remember Jamie turning up on his bike as a 15-year-old wanting to play cricket. “He’s stuck at it ever since.”
Himley visit Wombourne on Saturday.
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