Kervezee's in seven-wicket heaven as he takes career best haul

First published in Sport
Last updated

ALEXEI Kervezee produced his best ever bowling figures as he inspired Bromsgrove to a six-wicket victory over bottom side Wombourne in the Birmingham League Division One.

The Worcestershire batsmen has been in fine form with the willow but he endured a topsy-turvy day.

The former Holland international took seven wickets for 43 runs but then in an odd reversal of fortunes was dismissed for a duck.

But it was his skills with the ball that delivered the Boars their fourth win of the season, an impressive record considering they have had four of their nine matches abandoned so far.

Captain Mark Evenson said: "It was a strange day for Alexei.

"We're more used to him scoring runs than taking wickets but he played very well.

"He's a medium pace seam bowler who can get the ball to move and wobble a bit.

"But he can bowl wicket-to-wicket and he's pretty accurate and that made the difference on Saturday.

"He then was bowled for a duck so it was an odd one.

"It was a good performance and it was important to bounce back from our blip against Old Hill last week."

With Wombourne choosing to bat first on a good wicket they soon made use of it.

They Raced to 50-0 with Henry Bartlet (27) and Ruan Markram (35) batting well.

A double bowling change saw Wombourne crumble only managing to add another 64 runs to the quick fire 50 and bowled out for 114 in the 38th over.

Kervezee finished with career best 7-43, while Evenson also took 3-26.

Wanting to make no mistakes chasing a small total, Kervezee was out for nought on the second ball.

He was quickly followed by Lewis Cordes (8), but Jayden Levitt Came to the rescue to score 68 not out and saw the Boars to 116-4.

Second-placed Bromsgrove now face leaders Ombersley at home (noon start) in a top of the table battle on Saturday.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree