Oswestry 98 all out lost to Bridgnorth 102-3 by seven wickets

Oswestry's four match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Crown Meadow on Saturday as the Bordermen were comprehensively beaten by their Birmingham League and county rivals, Bridgnorth .

The seven wicket defeat which came in less than 19 overs once again exposed the fragility of Oswestry's batting. as the visitors were shot out for just 98 in the 50th over.

It was the third time Oswestry have been bowled out for less than 100 this season as Warrick Fynn's men continue to find runs hard to come by .

Despite winning the toss, Oswestry were quickly in trouble after Fynn fell to left arm opening bowler Adam Quinney, dragging a short ball onto his stumps .

Fynn's dismissal signalled a procession of Oswestry batsman as Quinney (3-29) veteran seamer Dave Exall (2-10) and young county off- spinner, Mattie Simmonds (4- 22) turned the screw.

Ryan Lockley (37) resisted well against his former club, but there was little else to show with young Harry Darley (10) was the only other Oswestry player to reach double figures.

Oswestry may have felt hard done by some of the umpiring decisions, but once again will have been disappointed by their overall batting performance .

The early loss of Exall to Alex Selby failed to halt Bridgnorth's canter to victory with opener Ian Gregory hitting a brisk 39.

Oswestry's latest defeat sees them back in the relegation zone, and with only 2 more games to go before the League programme reverts back to a straight win and loss format, every point will now be vital as the Bordermen now face a fight for survival.

Himley are visitors to the Stonehouse Oval on Saturday and the powerful Wolverhampton side will provide another stern test for Fynn's side.