Southam 42 all out against Fillongley

Last Updated: Sep 7, 2015 07:43pm
Southam, Stratford-on-Avon
By Ian Pugh & Graham Seal
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T20 Finals Day
07/09/2015 - Ian Pugh


Congratulations to Sheldon Marlborough and Olton and West Warwickshire on their respective victories. 

On a gloriously sunny day at Hampton & Solihull CC, Sheldon won the toss against Star Alvis and on a wicket tinged with green elected to bat. Contributions of 29 no from A.Dhoofer, 27 from I.Khan and 40 from T.Mian lead them to a total of 146-6 from 20 overs. 

In reply, wickets fell regularly for Star Alvis and despite 41 from D.Pathak, they were dismissed in the final over for 114 and Sheldon could celebrate a 32 run victory, their first success in the competition. 

The Band A final was eagerly anticipated with Olton & WW looking for a possible double and Nuneaton looking to continue their successful run in the competition this year and win the trophy for the 1st time. 

Lee McNeill of Nuneaton won the toss and, believing that they could continue their run of successful chases elected to field. After the early loss of Chowdhary for 2, a partnership of 94 between Liam Gateley (52) and Mike Solerno (48) looked to be leading Olton to a large total, however good bowling from Brad Gledfield (3-34) pulled Nuneaton back into the contest and Olton finished their innings with a total of 163-7. 

Nuneaton's reply began badly, Lee McNeill and Kyle Taylor both fell for 0 within 2 overs and the bowling attack from Olton never relinquished their grip after that. Despite Adam Walters (22) and Marco Higgins (16) doing what they could to rebuild, wickets fell regularly and Nuneaton fell away to eventually be dismissed for 75, leaving Olton winners by 88 runs and half way towards a double as they take on Handsworth on Saturday in a winner take all Premier Division title decider. 

Ian Cherry presented the Nigel Cherry Trophy to the captain of Olton and West Warwickshire, Phil Trilloe and another highly successful T20 Finals Day concluded on a truly golden sunny evening with grateful thanks to everyone at Hampton & Solihull CC for their hard work in making the day the success it was.


Results 05/09/2015
05/09/2015 - Graham Seal


The Premier Division will go down to the last weekend with Handsworth and Olton and West Warwicks playing each other, and Marston Green 18 points adrift hoping for some strange circumstances to give them the opportunity to overturn an 18 point lead. Handsworth and Olton both obtained 20 point wins on the day. Division 1 will see Studley, Coleshill or Highway as champions. Knowle Village with a 24 point win against Weoley Hill kept their outside hopes of promotion as runner up alive. 

In the crunch fixture in division 7 left over from 18yh July and Eid, Ward End Unity did get the better of top placed Copsewood, their 231 for 9 being enough to outplay their opposition, who clung on for the draw to take them to the title 7 down for 177. Continental Star just miss out. 

Another to watch next week is Aston Unity 3rd playing Bedworth top with 13 points between the clubs in Division 4. A win for Bedworth and they are champions, a win for Aston Unity they are at least promoted, Marston Green visiting next to bottom Warwick still can take the title. 

Aston remain top of Division 2 despite getting no points on the day. Pickwick bowling them out for 54 to win in 12 overs 1 wicket down. Old Eds, closed the gap to 8 points with a winning draw at home to Castle Bromwich. 

Division 3 was resolved last week in favour of Moseley Ashfield, Wolvey and Dunlop will now be runners up, Wolvey opening the door by losing to RMCC, whilst Dunlop benefited at the already promoted Ashfield defending 127. Division 5 is a 3 way race between Attock, Collycroft and Pickwick 2nds. Next week Pickwick and Attock meet with Colycroft at 4th placed Moseley, so look out for final day drama in this divisions. Division 6 is so close it is difficult to see who will be promoted still. Lyndworth top can still be caught by Old Eds and Bronze with a rearranged fixture on the 19th may take this to a late finish as mathematically at least they can catch the leaders. As for runners up Standard also remain contenders 



Runners up 


Handsworth or Olton and WW, or Marston Green 

Handsworth or Olton and WW, or Marston Green 

Division 1

Studley, Coleshill or Highway 

Wide Open 

Division 2

Aston or Old Eds 

Aston or Old Eds 

Division 3

Moseley Ashfield 

Wolvey or Dunlop 

Division 4

Bedworth, Marston Green or Aston Unity 

Wide Open 

Division 5

Pickwick or Collycroft or Attock

Pickwick or Collycroft or Attock 

Division 6

Lyndworth or Old Eds or Bronze

Wide Open 

Division 7


Ward End Unity 

Div 8 East



Div 8 West



Div 9 East 


Ansley Sports

Div 9 West 

Continental Star 

Aston Unity

Div 10 East 

Birmingham Avengers 


Div 10 West 


Bridge Trust 

Div 11 East 



Div 11 West 


Solihull Bloss or Selly Park 

Div 12 East 


Pak Shaheen or Fillongley 

Div 12 West 


Bronze, Shenley Fields or Smethwick 

Best Performances
Top team score Rugby 1sts 331 for 7 against Hampton & Solihull 1sts in Premier

Lowest team score Southam 1sts 42 all out against Fillongley 1sts in Division 1

Individual Batting

  • L Stonier 131, for Bablake OB 3rds against Southam 2nds, in Division 5 
  • Shakeel Khan 130, for Lyndworth 2nds against Knowle & Dorridge 4ths, in Division 6 
  • C Moore 126, for Fillongley 1sts against Southam 1sts, in Division 1 

Individual Bowling

  • Austin 7 for 24, for Warwick 1sts against Handsworth 2nds, in Division 4 
  • Abrar Khan 6 for 28, for Knowle & Dorridge 4ths against Lyndworth 2nds, in Division 6 
  • R Longhorne 5 for 18, for Sheldon Marlborough 2nds against Four Oaks Saints 2nds, in Division 5 



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