Oswestry 195 all out lost to Dorridge 379-4 by 163 runs

The sands of time are fast running out for Oswestry as they were condemned to their fourth successive Birmingham Premier League Two defeat at Dorridge on Saturday.

Pelsall's shock win over leaders Halesowen now means that the Bordermen are firmly rooted to the bottom of the league table with just five games to go.

Oswestry's attack, without paceman Alex Selby, suffered at the hands of the home batsmen who took full advantage of a good pitch and quick outfield, wracking up a mammoth total of 379-4 off their allocated 50 overs

Dorridge's run fest was led by Roshan Venkataramen who scored a brilliant 146 off only 119 balls and including 15 fours and five sixes.

Ben Shepperson (84) and Mohammed Talkuder (53) also weighed in with significant contributions as the Oswestry bowlers simply could not contain the Warwickshire side .

Harry Darley (2-76) was Oswestry's most successful bowler with one wicket apiece for Warrick Fynn and Keenan Oakley.

Set to score a revised total of 358 and facing an almost impossible task, Oswestry lost Fynn for 28, but county batsman Ryan Lockley held matters together with a spirited unbeaten knock of 56, receiving good support from youngsters Oakley (26) Darley (29) and Tommy Bromage (17).

Oswestry were finally bowled out for 195 in the 39th over as they went down by 163 runs with Perry Derrick taking the home bowling honours with figures of 4-35.

Fynn's fledgling side, many of whom have had to be thrown in at the deep end this season, face another tough assignment on Saturday when Wolverhampton, who have been surprisingly underwhelming this season, visit the Stonehouse Oval.