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Dominies deduction saves Droitwich
6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
DROITWICH will have another season in the County League Division One after Worcester Dominies and Guild were deducted 200 points.
Dominies have dropped to the bottom, meaning Spa have risen to the safety of ninth.
With three teams to be relegated this season because of Evesham and Worcester Nomads coming down from the Birmingham League, Spa had looked in danger of the drop until Dominies were hit by this massive deduction.
Battenhall-based Dominies were promoted to the top flight of the county set-up last season, but had to sign a contract agreeing to improvements at their Evendine Close ground before their elevation would be ratified by the league.
However, as all top-tier teams have to satisfy the possibility of Birmingham League requirements, Dominies needed to find a larger ground and entered into a plan to relocate to the city’s historic Cinderella Ground, in St John’s, for the 2014 season but a planning hearing for the ground will not be heard until September 19, which led to massive deduction.
Despite the good news off the pitch for Spa, they suffered a three-wicket loss to Hagley on Saturday.
Droitwich got off to an all too familiar disastrous start as they slumped to 17-3.
The arrival of Paul Bryan at the crease steadied the innings as Max Young attacked and the pair put on 98 to rescue the home side.
However, the dismissal of Bryan for 37 gave fresh impetus to Hagley and when Young fell for 77, Spa were bowled out for 195.
The Hagley innings started like Spa's, and at 26-3, Droitwich sensed victory, but solid middle order contributions from Ollie Marshall (31) and Amjad Ali (39), enabled captain Paul Morgan to guide his team home with 47 not out.
Phil Thomas, Jake Young and Martyn Davies all picked up two wickets apiece.
Spa end the season at Redditch on Saturday (12.30pm).
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