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Bees looking for a miracle
8:32am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Sport
STUDLEY will need a ‘miracle’ to escape relegation believes batsman Brandon Miller, as their battle for the drop in the Birmingham and District League Division Three goes into the last match of the season on Saturday.
They face promotion-chasing Stourbridge at Washford Fields this weekend in a match that will define both club’s seasons.
Studley go into the final match of the campaign two places and 14 points away from safety and will need to beat their Black Country opponents and hope results go their way.
They need Lichfield to lose at home to Penkridge and Penn to go down to second-from-bottom Wednesbury, who also have a slim chance of staying up, to keep their place in the Birmingham League (all matches noon start).
If it doesn’t happen, then Studley will tumble into the Warwickshire County League.
Miller said: “We’re going to need a miracle to stay up this season.
“Stourbridge are going to be all out for the win as they are still in with a chance of promotion so this is a very tough game for us.
“We cannot worry about other results, all we can do is focus on playing well and winning.”
On Saturday, Studley suffered a four-wicket home defeat to Streetly.
Only Stuart Harris made an impression with a half-century as Studley were dismissed for 101. Te Ahu Davis then took four wickets to stagger Streetly, who recovered from being four wickets down to 30 runs to make 105-6 in reply.
Miller said: “Once again we did not get enough runs, we threw wickets away and made it very easy for the oppositon but that’s been the story of our season.”