Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v SHREWSBURY on Sat 02 Jul 2011 at 12 noon
Match was Drawn Winning Draw

Match report Leamington 1st XI produced another excellent performance for the second successive week to see the side push themselves up to sixth in the table.

Shrewsbury won the toss and elected to bowl first on what proved to be a fantastic cricket wicket. From the first ball Leamington played very positively as Balac (29) and Phillips put on 63 for the first wicket. Leamington then slipped to 71-2 before Tom Lewis joined Phillips at the crease as the pair put on a magnificent 176 for the third wicket. The pair showed great maturity as the partnership was based on a combination of quick singles and powerful strikes. Phillips eventually fell for 125 (141 balls, 7 x 4, 4 x 6) while Lewis was bowled towards the end of the innings for 90. By this point, the damage had been done as Leamington finished the innings on an imposing 300-6 off their 55 overs. Only Rob Foster (17-0-67-2) came to terms with the conditions for Shrewsbury.

In reply, despite a very aggressive start through Ed Foster (21) and Bishop (42), Shrewsbury lost wickets at regular intervals as most of the top order all got starts, but none could play the match-winnings innings that was required. Lewis backed his excellent innings up with economical bowling figures of (14-4-40-2) and he was well supported by Paul Best (17-1-48-3) and the in-form Young (9-1-45-2) who both bowled with excellent control through the middle overs. Despite a spirited 43 from Donhaldson, Shrewsbury, after the positive start, were always behind the run rate and finished the innings hanging on for a losing draw on 224-9. Leamington ended the day with 18 valuable points against last seasons champions.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Michael Balac Lbw  29 2
Alex Phillips Caught  125
David Bailey Caught  5 1
Tom Lewis Bowled  90
Paul Best Caught  8
Rob Williams Not Out  7 1
Jason Young Lbw  14
Mark Lewis Not Out  5 1
Lee Hopkins  
Udit Talati  
Tom Warner  


Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P. Donhaldson5.004000.008.00
J. Leach12.0157228.504.75
R. Foster17.0067233.503.94
E. Barnard12.0073236.506.08
A. Blofield9.005100.005.67

Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
224 (0.0 overs)
E. Foster Caught  21
R. Bishop Lbw  42
A. Blofield Bowled  2
J. Leach Caught  19
R. Foster Caught  31
W. Parton Lbw  17
M. Swift Caught  16
P. Donhaldson Caught  43
E. Barnard Not Out  14
M. Pim Lbw  0
E. Green Not Out  2

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Lewis14.0440220.002.86
Tom Warner5.0034134.006.80
Jason Young9.0145222.505.00
Paul Best17.0148316.002.82
Udit Talati10.0050150.005.00