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Howell boys can't save Old Hill from defeat
10:14am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
OLD Hill snatched defeat from the jaws of victory following a compelling contest with Moseley in Birmingham League Division One.
Moseley were desperate to win as they battle to avoid relegation and produced a positive display with the bat reaching 258-6, Ali Awan leading the charge with 84 not out.
Old Hill were soon reeling in reply at 45-5 after Tom Watts, with 4-37, tore into the early order before a dramatic sixth wicket partnership between the Howell brothers turned matters around.
The pair put on 147 before James Howell was removed for 71.
Nathan Howell took over, leading Old Hill to verge of victory with a splendid 108.
With victory within their grasp at 257-8, Old Hill lost their final two wickets without adding to the score.
The Haden Hill side complete their season at Bromsgrove.
n Halesowen helped themselves to an outstanding three wicket win overDivision Two champions Oswestry.
They bowled the Shropshire side out for 179.
Mo Ishtiaq, who claimed 3-13 off 10 overs, and Rameez Pinjara, 3-34, were the pick of the Hales attack.
Halesowen still appeared to be heading towards defeat as they slumped to 73-5 in reply until a sixth wicket partnership between Hassan Qaumi and Danny Jeavons turned the match around.
Qaumi cracked 57 while Jeavons added 44, the pair putting on 94 to take Halesowen to the verge of victory.
Halesowen complete the season when they host second placed Harborne on Saturday.
n Coombs Wood still face the threat of relegation from Worcestershire League Division Two following a hefty 10 wicket defeat against Cookley.
Only Sam Perruzza with 30 provided any threat with the bat as Coombs Wood crashed to 100 all out, Cookley skipper Gary Mills causing considerable damage by claiming 4-17.
Cookley openers Alex Roden with 26 not out and Adam Nicholls who made 48 not out made sure their side cruised to victory.
The result means Wood remain 17 points clear of next to bottom Stourport and must pick up sufficient points at Wormelow on Saturday.
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