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Relegation threat ends for Alcester
3:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
ALCESTER and Ragley escaped relegation in the Cotswold Hills League Division One, despite losing to Ashton-under-Hill on Saturday by 43 runs.
The Ragley Park side finished the season third from bottom but crucially nine points ahead of main rivals for the drop Warwick CC Staff, who were beaten by three wickets by Chipping Campden.
Against Ashton, Stephen Capron, John Tose and Oliver Swinburn took two wickets each as Alcester kept their opponents to 214-7.
Michael Bennett top scored as Alcester were dismissed for 171.
Wythall finished second from bottom to suffer relegation in Warwickshire League Division Five after losing by 165 runs to Wolvey.
With rivals Collycroft and Walmley winning and Five Ways drawing, Wythall tumbled into the drop zone.
Wolvey had made 243-6 and then dismissed Wythall for 75 in 50 overs.
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