Scorecard

Walsall v Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 28 Jul 2012 at 12.00 pm
Leamington Cricket Club Lost By 4 Wickets

Match report Leamington traveled to table-topping Walsall and on losing the toss batted positively to post Walsall a challenging 283 to win.

Leamington lost Alex Phillips early but Mark Best (16) and Sam Cheshire (79) steadied the ship before Tom Lewis (50) played an excellent supporting role in a partnership of 83 with Cheshire who slayed the Walsall bowling on his way to a blistering 79 off 57 balls including six huge sixes. The rest of the Leamington order followed Cheshire's intent as Lee Hopkins (42), David Bailey (30) and Luke Radford (27) ensured Leamington finished on a very competitive 282. For Walsall, Bowker was the pick of the bowlers with 4-35 off 11 overs.

In reply, Dan McCarthy removed the dangerous Jack Manuel in 4th over of the innings but Walsall constantly took the attack to the Leamington bowlers as overseas professional Jonker (57) and Maxwell (37 off 22 balls) put on 72 runs for the second wicket. The introduction of Luke Radford (2-26) brought Leamington back into the game as the home side were reduced to 121-4. However, Byrne (87) and McChristie (38) calmed proceedings with an excellent partnership of 82 before Middleton (30*) saw his side home with 10 overs to spare such was the intent of the top order.

Leamington will be very disappointed not to have come away with more from the match having posted such an encouraging total and as result remain in the relegation zone, 41 points adrift of safety.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
2nb 5w 1b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
14
282

(55.0 overs)
    
Mark Best Caught  16 55 40 4 40.0 2
Alex Phillips Bowled  4 2 21 19.05
Sam Cheshire Caught  79 77 57 7 6 138.60
Tom Lewis Bowled  50 90 70 5 1 71.43
Lee Hopkins Caught  42 71 61 1 2 68.85
David Bailey Caught  30 37 35 1 1 85.71 1
Jason Young Bowled  9 11 81.82
Luke Radford Bowled  27 22 1 2 122.73 1
Darrel Williams Lbw  3 5 60.0
Raiza Jabarkheil Run out  6 4 1 150.0
Dan McCarthy Not Out  2 6 33.33

Walsall Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T. Freeman12.054500.003.75
J. Bowker11.023548.753.18
P. Byrne3.003900.0013.00
B. McFarlane17.0192330.675.41
D. Powles12.0164232.005.33

Walsall Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
10nb 3w 2b 6lb 
for 6 wickets
21
283 (44.4 overs)
     
C. Jonker Caught  57
J. Manuel Caught  4
T. Maxfield Caught  37
D. Powles Lbw  7
P. Byrne Lbw  87
A. McChristie Caught  38
J. Middleton Not Out  30
P. Wicker Not Out  2
   
   
   

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jason Young12.027800.006.50
Dan McCarthy7.0054154.007.71
Luke Radford6.012600.004.33
Raiza Jabarkheil6.0039139.006.50
Darrel Williams12.0068168.005.67
Alex Phillips1.4010110.006.00