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Green light for opening Exhall victory

EXHALL and Wixford picked up their first win of the season in the Cotswold Hills League Premier Division, beating visitors Shipston by five wickets.

Will Green proved the star turn for the hosts, taking 1-21 from his opening ten over spell and then hitting a century to help wrap up the victory.

Shipston skipper Jack Murphy won the toss and elected to bat and his side built their innings steadily after losing opener Matt Corby (17) early on. Ryan Worthington (29) and Jamie Shurmer (49) put on 64 for the second wicket and Murphy’s arrival increased the run rate as he hit a quick-fire 39 before being caught off the bowling of Rob Perry (2-54).

Further runs came from Tom Cox (31) and Dan Knight (34) on the way to 230/8 from their 45 overs with Richard Layton (3-74) and Tom Richardson (2-34) also among the wickets.

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