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Leamington Bow Out of ECB National Cup

Leamington Cricket Club Round Up

Last Updated: May 13, 2014 04:53pm
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick
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Leamington Cricket Club Sunday XI 141 for 10 lost to Kenilworth Wardens 212 for 8

Leamington bowed out of the ECB National Club Championship losing at neighbours Kenilworth Wardens.
Wardens batted first and posted a useful total on a slow pitch and damp outfield. They were in some trouble at 78 - 4, but former Spa man Udit Talati joined Sunjay Sharma in a match-winning partnership of 85. Talati made 48, whilst Sharma compiled 57, as Wardens closed on 212 - 8 in 45 overs. Two wickets for Faisal Khalid, and singles for Grant Thornton, Tom Warner, Neil Smith and Paul Lawrence, along with a generous supply of extras!
Leamington never got going in response, with only Lee Hopkins gaining the upper hand. He made 60, continuing his fine early season form, but failed to find a partner who could give much-needed support. A late flurry from the tail saw Leamington finish all out for 141. For Wardens the miserly Alistair Wilkinson took 4 - 18 well supported by Mark Pidgeon's 2 - 18. Talati completed a fine match with 3 wickets, albeit expensivly earned!

Leamington Cricket Club 2nd XI v Walmley match abandoned

The weather spoiled a fascinating encounter at Arlington Avenue on Saturday, with Leamington's second string in hot pursuit of Walmley's target.

Stumps were drawn with Steve Dyer 21 not out, and Ollie Currill undefeated on 30, leaving Leamington on 73 - 1 after only 14 overs.
Earlier, Leamington had produced a mixed performance in the field with a number of chances shelled. Currill bowled an impressive opening spell, without luck, as Walmley passed 90 without losing a wicket. The introduction of Harj Singh and Max Webber turned the innings in Leamington's favour; Webber's 3 - 35 restricting Walmley to 175 - 5 in 37 overs. Leamington's generosity extended to 43 extras, including 24 runs as a penalty for a funereal over rate.

Leamington Cricket Club 4th XI v Stoneleigh match abandoned

The two promoted sides from 2013, met at a blustery, if picturesque Stoneleigh on Saturday.

Initially Leamington held the upper hand as Steve Axcell bowled a probing spell. However, a number of spilled chances of varying difficulty and inconsistent back up bowling, allowed Stoneleigh the wrest the intitiative and they set about building a challenging total. Phil Whitehead bowled a testing spell of leg-spin and Mark Reynolds took two very fine catches, as Stoneleigh closed on 197 - 6.
A break for rain reduced Leamington's target to 185 in 42 overs, and the match was intriguingly poised when the rain came for the final time with Leamington on 70 - 4, and the dangerous Wayne Killian at the crease.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Halesowen match abandonded

Unfortunately, no play was possible at Halesowen because of wet weather. Both teams take five points.

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