Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v HIMLEY on Sat 14 May 2011 at 12 noon
Leamington Cricket Club Lost By 16 Runs

Match report Leamington suffered a 16 run defeat to a strong Himley side which included the former Indian Test star, Wasim Jaffer, who was making his first appearance for the club. Leamington once again won the toss and bowled first as Tom Lewis, with the second ball of the game had the dangerous Tranter caught at gully. This then brought Worcestershire’s experienced campaigner, Ben Smith to the crease who managed a useful 30 before being bowled by Jason Young, while D’Silva removed Wright (22) and Jaffer (32) in an excellent spell of (8-3-29-2). With Himley reduced to 115-4, Himley’s captain, Wedge, dug his side out of trouble with a well crafted 61, guiding Himley to a respectable 217-9 despite the spin duo of Talati and Purser picking up two wickets apiece.
In reply, despite the loss of a couple of early wickets, Alex Phillips scored an excellent 85 and looked set to guide Leamington to victory as he put on 73 for the third wicket with Tom Lewis (35) and then 50 for the fifth wicket with Bailey (25). Needing 40 off the last 11 overs with 6 wickets in hand, the momentum quickly changed hands when Phillips was finally dismissed. Leamington continued to lose wickets regularly to Smith (12.3-0-37-5) and Ahmed (16-2-33-3) as they fell to a 16 run defeat.
On reflection, Leamington will be looking to avoid repeating such a defeat after dominating the majority of the game and will be looking to get back to winning ways as they travel to Barnt Green, next Saturday.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Will Tavare Caught  13
Alex Phillips Caught  85 1
Mark Lewis Caught  1 2
Tom Lewis Bowled  35
Lee Hopkins Lbw  7
David Bailey Bowled  25
Jason Young Caught  5 2
Michael Balac Bowled  1
Dexter Purser Caught  5
Udit Talati Not Out  6
Lawrence D'Silva Bowled  0

HIMLEY Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. Jones10.0153153.005.30
D. Smith12.303757.402.96
C. Tranter4.011300.003.25
M. Harrison3.001600.005.33
S. Ahmed16.0233311.002.06
W. Jaffer8.0133133.004.13

HIMLEY Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
217 (0.0 overs)
C. Tranter Caught  0
G. Wright Caught  22
B. Smith Bowled  30
W. Jaffer Lbw  32
R. Jones Caught  21
S. Wedge Caught  61
B. Hussain Caught  4
S. Ahmed Lbw  3
J. B. Dhillon Lbw  8
M. Harrison Not Out  4
D. Smith Not Out  10

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Lewis13.0052226.004.00
Jason Young10.0134134.003.40
Lawrence D'Silva8.0329214.503.63
Udit Talati17.0166233.003.88
Dexter Purser7.0123211.503.29

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Bailey or Matt Goatley