Ten Wicket Defeat for Leamington

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2015 06:12pm
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick
By David Bailey
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Leamington suffered a very disappointing ten wicket defeat at the hands of table toppers Walsall.

Losing what turned out to be an important toss, Leamington were asked to bat first on a slightly moist and green wicket that did plenty and soon slumped to 57-8 as Ed Denham (6-19) ripped through the top order in a masterful spell of seam bowling. Only a remarkable ninth wicket stand of 95 between Tom Warner (47), who hit a couple of huge sixes, and sixteen year old Matthew Davison (51), who continued to show signs of real promise during his maiden first team half-century, gave the visitors a small glimpse of victory as they recovered to 166 all out. 
Any glimmer of hope that Leamington had during the tea interval soon disappeared as Walsall's opening pair raced to victory in only the twenty-second over as the visitors had no answer to James Middleton (85*) and Mike Hingley (50*). The defeat leaves Leamington in fourth position as they welcome Barnard's Green this Saturday.


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