MIKE Crawshaw carried his bar as Alberbury eased to an emphatic seven wicket win at home to Knockin in division one of the Henshalls Shropshire League.

Sam Morris (2-30) claimed early wickets while James Harrap snared opener Lloyd Edwards LBW for 18 to reduce Knockin to 45-3 before Thomas Dix and Lawrence Hitchin revived the innings with a 97 run fourth wicket stand.

The pair combined to steer their side to 142-4 when Dix was caught by James Bird off Andy Holloway for 52 to spark a collapse.

Holloway (4-42) tore through the middle order and tail end with support from Myles Thomas (1-25) and Harrap (2-56) to leave Hitchen (88no) and Knockin to defend 199-9.

Despite the loss of Charles Bourne, caught by Steven Gray off Jamie Jagger for 31, surviving opener Crawshaw was joined by Harrap in a 54 run second wicket stand.

Harrap was bowled by Jagger (2-25) for 26 with Alberbury 105-2 before Dan Leach joined Crawshaw in a 38 run third wicket partnership until his departure, caught by Dan Evans off Joe Pattenden (1-38) for 29.

Crawshaw (81no) continued to lead the Alberbury attack and came together with Andrew Wynne (28no) in an unbroken fourth wicket stand to complete a seven wicket win in the 42nd over.