Himley v Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 23 Jul 2011 at 12 noon
Leamington Cricket Club Lost By 8 Wickets

Match report Leamington suffered an eight wicket defeat playing away against high-flying Himley. Once again, Leamington lost the toss and were asked to bat on a pitch that proved to offer a bit for the Himley bowlers.
Nevertheless, the openers started well as Phillips (22) added 68 for the first wicket with Michael Balac, in particular, taking the attack to the opening bowlers with a well constructed 53. However, after losing a few wickets, runs started to become hard to come by with very tight bowling from Harrison (17-3-42-2) and Tranter (16-2-57-4). Leamington were, however, saved from setting a modest total by clean hitting from Warwickshire player Paul Best (58 from 51 balls) and Jason Young (35 from 25 balls) in an eight wicket partnership of 63. Leamington ended on a very defendable 232 for 9.
In reply, Himley lost their first wicket to the bowling of Tom Lewis in the second over. However, with Leamington only bowling well in short periods, an impressive second wicket partnership of 179 between Greg Wright (88) and former Indian Test player Wasim Jaffer (102*) ensured that the home side reached the required target with ease.
A disappointing result for Leamington who have struggled to win away from home so far this year. The team must regroup to take on top of the table Barnt Green next week.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Michael Balac Caught  53
Alex Phillips Caught  22 1
Mark Lewis Caught  15
Tom Lewis Caught  19
Lee Hopkins Lbw  6
Paul Best Caught  58
Mark Best Lbw  0
Rob Williams Caught  12
Jason Young Lbw  35
Tom Warner Not Out  2
Faisal Khalid Not Out  1

Himley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D. Smith9.0086186.009.56
R. Jones5.011200.002.40
S. Wedge8.0231215.503.87
N. Harrison17.0342221.002.47
C. Tranter16.0257414.253.56

Himley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
235 (0.0 overs)
C. Tranter Caught  1
G. Wright Lbw  88
W. Jaffer Not Out  102
B. Smith Not Out  21

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Warner11.0148148.004.36
Tom Lewis7.4138138.004.96
Paul Best9.005200.005.78
Faisal Khalid9.003900.004.33
Jason Young11.035100.004.64