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Dickenson: Himbleton at full strength for derby clash against Avoncroft

Craig Gibbons 25th May, 2017

HIMBLETON captain Stuart Dickenson is looking forward to a competitive Worcestershire County League Division Three encounter against local rivals Avoncroft.

After seeing Saturday’s clash at Astwood Bank Thirds abandoned due to the torrential rain, the Meadow Boys will hope to get back into the swing of things on Saturday when they travel to sixth placed Croft.

New signing from Malvern, Rob Perrins, is to make his delayed debut for Himbleton who are at full-strength for their derby game.

“We’re really looking forward to the game,” Dickenson said.

“The matches are always competitive and played in the right spirit.

“We have got a six-man bowling attack for this weekend and have all our front-line batsmen available.”

Even though the Firsts saw no action, there was some joy for the Seconds as they claimed a winning draw of West Malvern in Division Four Second XI.

Chris Lannie claimed four wickets for 50 runs as West Malvern were limited to 177-9 from their allocated 40 overs.

Following a short downpour, the Meadow Boys’ innings was reduced to 30 overs.

And the hosts managed to reach the revised target of 169 for the loss of five wickets to claim 16 points and the winning draw.

Tim Pretty (55) and Antony Kent (54 not out) top scored as the Seconds moved up to third.

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