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Emphatic 175 Win for Leamington

Leamington 1st XI vs Himley 1st XI

Last Updated: Aug 6, 2015 08:28pm
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick
By Leamington Cricket Club
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Batting first, Leamington got off to a shaky start as they slumped to 20-3 against new ball bowlers Elliot Hopkin and Jamie Turner. However, a partnership of 123 between Tom Lewis (69) and Lee Hopkins (70) put the home side into a dominant position. Their good work was then continued by Ollie Currill (37) and Will Field (20) as the hosts recovered to a daunting total of 275. Hopkin (4-86), Khan (3-51) and Turner (3-50) shared the wickets.
In reply, the Himley innings never got going against some of the best opening bowling seen at Arlington Avenue for a long time. Ollie Currill (4-32) and Grant Thornton (4-29) ripped through the top and middle order with the highlight being Ollie Currill dismissing former Indian Test Star Wasim Jaffer (1) for the second time this season. Currill and Thornton have now formed a formidable opening partnership. Will Field (2-23) followed up the opening pair as Himley fell to a disappointing 100 all out. The 24 points gained takes Leamington up to second in the table as they continue to push for promotion to the Premier Division of the Birmingham League.

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