Penkridge v Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 03 May 2014 at 12.00
Leamington Cricket Club Won By 7 Wickets

Match report Leamington 1st XI made it in two in two as they won comfortably by seven wickets at Penkridge.

Penkridge won the toss and elected to bat first which seemed an odd choice given the moisture in the wicket and Leamington got off to the best possible start as Tom Warner (2-22) removed both openers, LBW, to leave the home side 13-2. The team showed an improved on last week as all the bowlers bowled with excellent discipline and made life very hard for the home side. Wickets continued to fall for Penkridge as the wickets were shared around for Grant Thornton (3-25), Mark Ashcroft (2-47) and a wicket apiece for Shahbaz Alam, Faisal Khalid and Nabeel Ashgar. The home side were eventually all out for 135 thanks to some lower order hitting from Simon Parnaby, top scoring with 26.

In reply, Leamington lost Shahbaz Alam, Mark Lewis and Jonathan Wigley as the game was finely balanced with the away side slipping to 46-3. However, David Bailey and Mark Ashcroft made sure there were no more slip ups as the pair combined aggressive stroke play with resolute defence in an unbeaten fourth wicket partnership of 93 to secure victory for their team. Bailey ended on 65* (11 x 4, 1 x 6) while Ashcroft, 19*, helped take the game away from the home side.

Leamington travel to Halesowen next weekend and will hope to keep their place at the top of the table.

Penkridge Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
18w 2lb 
for 10 wickets
135 (42.0 overs)
Chishti lbw  b. Warner 4
Holmes lbw  b. Warner 1
Hasan ct  ct. Hopkins, b. Thornton 4
Chishti lbw  b. Khalid 11
Watson lbw  b. Ashcroft 23
Szewczyk b  b. Ashcroft 19
Baker b  b. Ashgar 11
Parnaby ct  ct. Thornton, b. Alam 24
Murad b  b. Thornton 15
Ahmed Not Out  2
Hussain b  b. Thornton 1

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Grant Thornton7.022538.333.57
Tom Warner10.0222211.002.20
Faisal Khalid7.0310110.001.43
Mark Ashcroft9.0047223.505.22
Nabeel Asghar6.0122122.003.67
Shabaaz Alam3.01717.002.33

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4w 2b 9lb 
for 3 wickets

(34.4 overs)
Shabaaz Alam Caught  8 12 2 66.67
Mark Lewis Bowled  15 55 2 27.27
Jonathan Wigley Lbw  17 27 3 62.96
David Bailey Not Out  65 65 11 1 100
Mark Ashcroft Not Out  19 47 2 40.43
Rob Williams  
Lee Hopkins   1
Grant Thornton   1
Nabeel Asghar  
Tom Warner  
Faisal Khalid  

Penkridge Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy