Saddiq hits century as Corbett frustrated

Run machine: Mohammed Saddiq in action for Chaddesley Corbett. Picture: CRAIG ROSS

Run machine: Mohammed Saddiq in action for Chaddesley Corbett. Picture: CRAIG ROSS

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CHADDESLEY Corbett were frustrated by opponents Bredon as they secured a winning draw in Worcestershire Division Three.

The Wyre Forest side had lost the toss and were put into bat, but managed to post a strong score of 219 all out.

Corbett were 27-4 when Muhammad Saddiq came to the crease and smashed 136 off 142 balls. Only Matthew Yardley (26) managed to get into double figures, while the rest of the side struggled.

Corbett’s bowlers made good early inroads into Bredon and had them 16-4 before a fifth-wicket partnership of Clive Feeney (62no) and Martyn Draper (54no) frustrated them.

The rain cut the game short at 33 overs with Bredon 143-4.

Chaddesley, who are third in the table, face derby rivals Cleobury Mortimer on Saturday (1pm).

Meanwhile, Avoncroft suffered an 81-run defeat to Harborne. Croft won the toss and put their opponents into bat, but the Birmingham side relished the opportunity and made 242 all out.

John Raxster (3-62) and Craig Hughes (3-66) were the main wicket takers for the Bromsgrove side.

Opening batsman Andy Nicol got among the runs with 62, but only Matt Hare (17) and Hughes (20) contributed further.

Avoncroft take on Netherton at home on Saturday (1pm start).

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