Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v WALSALL on Sat 12 May 2012 at 12.00 pm
Leamington Cricket Club Lost By 9 Wickets

Match report Leamington 1st XI suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Walsall, losing by 9 wickets.

Having lost a crucial toss on a damp wicket, Walsall had no hesitation in electing to bowl first. Due to the damp conditions, play was delayed until 12.55 with the match being reduced to 47 overs aside. When play got underway, Walsall took full advantage of the helpful bowling conditions and bowled an immaculate line and length, making runs very hard to come by for the Leamington batsmen. Freeman (9-4-22-2) took the early wickets of Balac and Cheshire before Bailey (20) and Hopkins (31) took the score to 46. However, the introduction of Byrne (15-3-35-4) and the returning Bowker (12-5-31-2) firmly swung the momentum back towards Walsall as Leamington continued to lose wickets and could never really get the innings going. A late flurry from Talati (25) saw Leamington reach 123-9 at the close of their 47 overs.

In reply, on a wicket that began to dry due to the sunny conditions, the Leamington attack were unable to apply the same pressure that Walsall applied and made light work of their reply. South African overseas star, Jonker, smashed his way to a rapid 77 off only 49 balls which included six 4's and six 6's. Jonker shared an opening partnership of 117 with Wicker (39*) who carried his bat to see his side home to victory. Talati took the only wicket.

Overall it was a bad day at the office for Leamington who travel to Knowle and Dorridge next Saturday where they will be keen to get their season up and running.

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

(47.0 overs)
David Bailey Lbw  20 78 63 2 31.75
Michael Balac Caught  4 23 15 1 26.67
Sam Cheshire Caught  0 2 3 0
Lee Hopkins Lbw  31 79 63 4 49.21 1
Jason Young Caught  15 37 39 1 38.46
Jack Hawkes Bowled  8 31 23 1 34.78
Udit Talati Caught  25 53 53 3 47.17
Darrel Williams Bowled  0 2 3 0
Rob Williams Not Out  13 31 19 1 68.42
Raiza Jabarkheil Bowled  0 1 1 0
Faisal Khalid  


Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T. Freeman9.0422211.002.44
J. Bowker12.0531215.502.58
B. McFarlane11.0328128.002.55
P. Byrne15.033548.752.33

Player name RMB4s6sSR
5w 1lb 
for 1 wickets
124 (18.1 overs)
C. Jonker Caught  77
P. Wicker Not Out  39
T. Maxfield Not Out  2

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Raiza Jabarkheil5.012800.005.60
Jason Young3.002500.008.33
Faisal Khalid6.003600.006.00
Darrel Williams1.001500.0015.00
Udit Talati3.1019119.006.00