Boars bubbling at fine start to the season

BROMSGROVE skipper Mark Evenson says his team are ‘raring to go’ as they travel to Old Hill in the Birmingham and District Division One on Saturday (noon).

Spirits are high at St Godwalds Park this season, with a projected promotion push backed up by results in the early stages of the season.

The Boars are four points behind leaders Wombourne after beating Shifnal by four wickets when they bowled the home side out for 133.

Jayden Levitt top-scored with 66 despite being dropped first ball.

Evenson said it was a good victory, although at one stage it looked like Shifnal could have reached a bigger total.

He said: “We did well to get them out for 133 considering we were 70-1 at one stage, but we had a chat at the drinks break and resolved to really dig in to try and restrict them to 150, which was what we targeted for them to get in the first place.

“Runs were not easy to come by on the wicket and that probably showed in the fact we didn’t score very well and lost some early wickets but it was just good to get the win, our first outright one of the season.

“Old Hill will be a difficult game, they are one of the teams who haven’t played much cricket this season so it will be difficult to know what to expect but we will be raring to go and are on a high at the moment.”

Evenson also praised the impact George Rhodes and Tom Underhill have had since joining the club from the Worcestershire academy.

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