Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Bromsgrove on Sat 31 Aug 2013 at 12 Noon
Leamington Cricket Club Won by 2 Wickets

Match report Leamington 1st XI kept their hopes alive of reamaining in Division 1 of the Birmingham League with a nail-biting win at home to Bromsgrove.

Batting first, Bromsgrove lost both openers without scoring as Leamington's Paul Rowe and Tom warner bowled testing spells. This brought Worcestershire stars Alexei Kervezee and George Rhodes to the crease and they took the score to 42, before Darrel Williams removed Dutch cap Kervezee. Williams proceeded to dismiss Rhodes and Cordes as he bowled an excellent spell, deserving of his figures of 3 for 30. Bromsgrove's middle and late order rallied, led by Tom Underhill, and they posted a reasonable 199 All Out, as Warner returned to close the innings in the last over. There were two wickets also for Leamington's experienced off spinner Neil Smith.

Leamington set about the chase in confident fashion as Shabaaz Alam and Mark Best added 60 for the first wicket, before Alam fell for 26. Best, went on to make 76, continuing to accumulate steadily and further productive partnerships were built with David Bailey (30) and elder brother Paul (20). However Leamington's march towards an easy win was halted abruptly as they subsided from 167 - 2 to 173 - 6, and then to 186 for 8, as Keverzee and Underhill, Bromsgrove's seventh and eighth choice, brought the visitors back into the game. However Smith and Warner saw Leamington home without further loss, Smith despatching the winning shot high over long on for 6, as Leamington reached 205 for 8.

Leamington remain in the relagtion zone, 14 points adrift of Moseley, but with 40 still to play for. They host Shifnal at home on Saturday 12 Noon start.

Bromsgrove Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
19w 13b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
199 (49.2 overs)
Newdick lbw  Rowe 0
Dodd ct  D Williams, B Warner 0
Kervezee ct  Rowe, B D Williams 16
Rhodes st  Hopkins, B D Williams 37
Cordes ct  Magill, B D Williams 9
Levitt ct  Warner, B Alam 18
Underhill ct  D Williams, B Smith 40
Evenson Run out  26
Wyres ct  D Williams, B Smith 15
Ganderton b  Warner 0
Husbands Not Out  0

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Rowe10.0334134.003.40
Tom Warner9.2153226.505.68
Shabaaz Alam10.0032132.003.20
Darrel Williams10.0230310.003.00
Neil Smith10.0231215.503.10

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 20w 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(48.1 overs)
Shabaaz Alam lbw  Ganderton 26
Mark Best ct  Dodd, B Kervezee 76
David Bailey Run out  30
Paul Best ct  Dodd, B Underhill 20
Simon Magill lbw  Underhill 0 1
Lee Hopkins ct  Dodd, B Kervezee 0 1
Rob Williams b  Underhill 1
Darrel Williams lbw  Husbands 0 3
Neil Smith Not Out  22
Tom Warner Not Out  7 1
Paul Rowe   1

Bromsgrove Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy