WEM'S miserable Birmingham Premier League Two season came to an end with a 67 run defeat at Bridgnorth on Saturday.

Matty Simmonds (101) and Michael Hall (70) starred as Bridgnorth posted 231-5 to defend with Matthew Cohen (3-34) and Andrew Harrison (2-27) sharing the wickets.

Harry Chandler (37) top scored in reply with supporting knocks from Cohen (34) and Harrison (28no) but Sam Baugh (3-40), David Exall (2-15) and Charlie Walker (2-31) ended Wem's challenge on 164-9.

Elsewhere Whitchurch missed out on the Mansfield Sports Group Shropshire Premier League title to champions Ludlow by a point despite a six wicket win at Sentinel.

Ed Ashlin (40no) and Malcolm Serplet (35) led Sentinel to just 155-9 to defend under pressure from Kashif Hussain (4-24) and Shafiq Ahmed (2-33).

Mubeen Rashid (72) starred in reply with support from Michael Robinson (28) leading Whitchurch to 156-4 while George Cheshire (2-38) led the attack for the hosts.

Meanwhile Ellesmere eased to a five wicket win at home to Beacon in division two.

Nick Bevan (46) and Jamie Martindale (30) top scored as Beacon posted 127 to defend as Seamus McIlroy (4-25), George Duncan (4-33) and Fraser Duncan (2-22) dominated.

Ashley Thomas (52no) was joined by Kieran Barry (27) and Simon Rickett (23) in steering Mere to 130-5 in reply with Guy Leslie (2-42) and Mitchell Lloyd (2-18) leading the wickets.

Meanwhile Wem IIs crashed to a 149 run defeat at Shifnal IIIs in division three.

Robbie Bott (136no) and Nick Shrive (70) led the hosts to 254-5 to defend with Matthew Butcher (3-31) leading Wem's attack.

Ollie Dunn (25) top scored as Wem collapsed for 105 in reply with Shrive (4-23), Phil Aston (2-20) and Dylan Wormstone (2-29) leading the attack.

Elsewhere Calverhall strolled to a seven wicket win at Hodnet in division four.

Matt Cowap-Tait (50), Geoff Smith (26) and Kevin George (23) led Hodnet to 163-8 to defend with Ben Oakley (3-21) and Chris Rowe (2-14) leading the attack.

Oakley (87no) carried his bat in reply and was joined by David Hares (49) in steering Hall to 164-3 despite the efforts of Harry Fiaz (3-35).


Elsewhere Iscoyd were three wicket winners at home to Much Wenlock in division five.

Aleem Iqbal (66) led Much Wenlock to 184-8 to defend with Tom Lea (3-30) and Tom Wynne (2-26) taking wickets.

Rhyan Jones (54), Stuart Massingham (39) and Duncan Chaplin (26) guided Iscoyd to 185-7 in reply with Oliver Pygott (2-31), Toby Pygott (2-27) and Iqbal (2-41) leading the wickets.

Elsewhere Whitchurch IIs eased to a six wicket win at home to Llanidloes.

Will Denham (35) and Harry Turner (25) led Llanidloes to 141-8 to defend with Jack Batkin (2-24) and Dave Brunyard (2-30) leading the wickets.

Ed Watson-Jones (56no) and Eddie Lewis (30) guided Whitchurch to 142-4 in reply with Eogan Jones (2-52) leading the attack.

Meanwhile Coton Hall and Lilleshall IIs tied their division six clash.

Richard Barge (97) and Chris Airey (44no) guided Lilleshall to 215-4 with Alex Cadman (2-48) starring for the visitors before Cadman (95) helped Hall to 215 in reply with Ben Millington (2-32), Simon Millington (2-40), Rich Harris (2-22) and Rob Bagshaw (2-40) sharing wickets.

Meanwhile Ellesmere IIs slumped to a 71 run defeat at Albrighton IIs in division seven.

Mike Woodhouse (74no) and Dave Morris (47) guided the hosts to 208-7 with Rob Lawrenson (4-21) the pick of the Mere attack.

Matty Harrington (43) and Rich Upton (32) guided Mere to 137-9 in reply with Ronald Astbury (5-14) and Morris (3-8) starring.