DROITWICH Spa will be hoping to put to bed their Worcestershire County League Division One opening day defeat when they host local rivals Feckenham this weekend.
The new season got off to a poor start for Droitwich on Saturday with a crushing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Worcester.
Jake Young’s side were blasted out for a meagre 54 with only outgoing captain Martyn Davies (16 no) and bowler Phil Thomas (10) reaching double figures.
The visitors had no answer to Andy Hill (4-25) and Mohammad Adeel (4-22) although some poor shot selections did not help the cause.
Despite losing opener Henry Lewis for a duck, Worcester cantered to their target in just 12 overs to clinch an emphatic victory.
Spa will hope for better when they welcome Feckenham to St Peter’s Fields on Saturday.
There was better news for the Droitwich Seconds and the Keen family in particular as they commenced their Division Two Second XI fixtures with an exciting ten-run win against Wormelow.
Father Martin Keen hit 65 as the home side scored 200-9 before sons Jonny and Adam were among the wickets – the latter on his second team debut at the age of 14 – as Wormelow came up short.
Veteran Martin Woodward grabbing 4-35 from 14 overs.
A combined Thirds and Fourths team also tasted victory with a 34-run friendly win against Bewdley, with Tom Gregory and Mark Smith both scoring unbeaten half-centuries.
The Seconds travel to Enville tomorrow while the Thirds and Fourths get their respective league campaigns underway against Barnt Green.