Rowington v Leamington Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 20 Apr 2013 at 1.30pm
Leamington Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report A glorious sunny day greeted the 3rds for their first game of the season, an away friendly versus Rowington.
Asked to bat first earlier in the week, which was gladly accepted, excitement was abound before the first delivery was bowled. On a slow pitch and outfield Leamington's openers Matt Dale and debutant Dan Clarkson got Leamington off to a steady start and were 70 runs to the good before Dale departed after a rash shot to the left spinner for 24. Clarkson continued to play shots to all parts of the ground and was supported by a brief cameo by Wayne Killian before 2 quick wickets meant a slight rebuilding period. Clarkson who finished unbeaten for a fine 73 not out and had James Cowan (18) and young Jujar Johal 19 not out for support which saw Leamington close on 172-4 off 40 overs which was slightly above par on this early season wicket.

In reply Leamington nearly got off to the perfect start with a wicket off the first ball only for it to be called a no ball (1 of 13 bowled). It wasn't long before the youthful opening bowling pair of Matthew Davison and Asad made inroads to the Rowington attack who were floundering at 32-3. But a rebuilding partnership off 46 saw Rowington back on track and an interesting finish looked imminent. Wiley spinner Killian was miserly as ever and was well supported by young leg spinner Jujar who took a wicker with his 2nd delivery and bowled with fantastic control. A solid partnership of over hundred by Rowington 4th wicket pair saw them home comfortably in the end with 3.3 overs to spare.
Quite simply 47 extras was the downfall for Leamington and this was Rowingtons second top scorer but a good opening gambit for the 2013 season played in the right spirit will hold us on good stead.

Leamington Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 17w 1b 10lb 
for 4 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Matthew Dale Bowled  24 2 1
Dan Clarkson Not Out  73 5 2
Wayne Killian Bowled  15 3
Mark Davison Bowled  0
James Cowan Bowled  18 2
Jujhar Johal Not Out  19 2
Asad Saghzai  
Matthew Davison  
Chris Calcott  
Yogesh Narvekar  
Ashok Joshi (AJ)  

Rowington Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Rowington Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
13nb 17w 12b 5lb 
for 4 wickets
174 (36.3 overs)

Leamington Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Asad Saghzai8.0025125.003.12
Matthew Davison8.0225125.003.12
Wayne Killian8.0127127.003.38
Yogesh Narvekar4.002800.007.00
Jujhar Johal8.0039139.004.88
Ashok Joshi (AJ)0.301000.0020.00