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Lloyd and Austin see Nomads to triumph
11:00am Friday 15th June 2012 in Cricket
WORCESTER Nomads entertained Oldswinford on another wet and gloomy day in Worcestershire League Second XI Division One.
Nomads captain Malcolm Jones won the toss and had no hesitation in inserting Oldswinford, who made a steady start to their innings against the opening pair of Alex Williams (2-21) and Mandar Kashikar (1-21).
Kashikar got the breakthrough, before by Williams removed John Stanier, but Oldswinford progressed to 45-2 after 16 overs.
Jones then brought Nic Lloyd into the attack and, together with Tom Baker (1-13) and Derek Austin (2-10), he destroyed the Oldswinford batting line-up.
Lloyd took 4-37 off his allotted 16 overs, which left Williams to remove the last batsmen as Oldswinford were bowled out for 124 in 49 overs.
Austin (69 not out) and Jones (42no) then knocked the runs off in 19 overs with ease as the Oldswinford attack bowled too short, giving Nomads a 10-wicket victory.
Nomads’ academy side claimed an impressive 85-run victory over Barnt Green. Nick Jones, Lewis Austin and Jamie Oliver gave Nomads a solid start, but three quick wickets from Barnt Green’s Dunn left them wobbling at 142- 5 off 30 overs.
Oliver (59) played a great attacking role, but holed out in the deep, which brought Malcolm Jones (33) to join Alex Barnes and they put together a rapid 29-run partnership.
Tom Baker (21no) and Tom Badger (16no) chipped in later in the innings, which helped Nomads post a formidable 227-8 off their 40 overs.
The Barnt Green openers started cautiously, while Nick Williams bowled his eight overs for 30 runs, picking up a wicket on his way. Badger bowled well but without success, while Baker took 1-16 off five overs.
Spinner Dominic Badger, assisted by some fantastic catches in the deep by Nic Jones, took 3-35 off six overs, before Ben Rattue riped out the Barnt Green tail, taking 4-9 off three overs.
Alex Williams claimed the other wicket, as the Green were bowled out for 142 off 36 overs, giving Nomads an 85-run win.