Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Brewood on Sat 13 Jul 2013 at 12 Noon
Match was Drawn Winning Draw 18 pts

Match report Leamington showed a marked improvement on recent performances in gaining a winning draw at home to fellow strugglers Brewood on Saturday.

Batting first ona scorching day, Leamington lost two quick wickets, but this allowed Paul Best to join Shabaaz Alam, and they began to find Brewood's bowling to their liking. Continuing his recent fine form, Alam raced along at a run a ball in compiling a magnificent 147, as he flayed the bowling to all parts. Best made 71 in a welcome return to form for the Club. Leamington kicked on through Lee Hopkins (42) and Simon Magill (21*) and their innings closed on a daunting 322 - 6. For Brewood, Morney Heyeke took 3 for 95.

In reply, Brewood showed that their main goal was to avoid defeat, and this they managed - just! Leamington rotated their bowlers to good effect, and they kept chipping away at Brewood's line up. Two wickets each for openers Olly Williams and Tom Warner were followed by four from Grant Thornton in an excellent display, and a single success for veteran Neil Smith. Brewood were held together by Heyeneke's 69, and although Leamington had an over or two at the last pair, they were unable to claim a deserved win, as Brewood finished on 235 - 9. Leamington take 18 points however, as they move off the bottom of the table.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 6w 1b 8lb 
for 6 wickets

(55.0 overs)
Mark Best ct Evans, B Heyneke 0
Shabaaz Alam ct Redrup, B Heyneke 147
David Bailey ct Evans, B Heyneke 3
Paul Best ct Heyneke, B Byrne 71
Lee Hopkins ct Heyneke, B Kidson 42
Simon Magill Not Out  21
Grant Thornton ct Redrup, B Kidson 10
Rob Williams Not Out  8
Neil Smith  
Tom Warner  
Oliver Williams  

Brewood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Brewood Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 10w 4b 13lb 
for 9 wickets
235 (55.0 overs)
Thomason ct Hopkins, B Warner 25
Kidson lbw Williams 6
Fox ct Smith, B Williams 13
Heyneke b Thornton 69
Evans ct Hopkins, B Warner 1
Jelfs ct Hopkins, B Thornton 24
Bird ct Alam, B Smith 19
Rawlinson ct Hopkins, B Thornton 34
Lunn ct Smith, B Thornton 0
Redrup Not Out  15
Byrne Not Out  1

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Oliver Williams12.0055227.504.58
Tom Warner12.0445222.503.75
Grant Thornton15.0169417.254.60
Neil Smith16.0149149.003.06