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Bishop scores century

23 April 2009

by Helen Saxbee

THE Church Times Cricket Cup competition is now under way.

Birming­ham and Lichfield reaped the benefit of making an early start to the season as they played on a bright sunny day at Harborne CC, on Monday.

In an evenly balanced match, Lichfield batted first, and made 251 for 6. Three bats­men made a significant impres­sion: the Bishop of Wolver­hampton, Gregory, was not out for 103, and Reynolds and Darlington made 68 and 46 respectively. Lanham was best of the bowlers, taking 3 for 42.

In reply, Birmingham began slowly, but Lan­ham held firm to make an unbeaten 141, and Jones made 65 not out, and the target looked at­tain­able. At the last over, however, the target of 26 was beyond reach, and Lichfield won by 16 runs.

Lichfield 251 for 6 (Gregory 103 not out, Reynolds 68, Darlington, 46; Lanham 3 for 42). Birmingham 235 for 5 (Lanham 141 not out, Jones 65).

Lichfield won by 16 runs.

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