Whitchurch v Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 02 Aug 2014 at 12.00
Match was Drawn 6 points

Match report Leamington made the long trip to Shropshire on Saturday, and came away with a losing draw from the match at Whitchurch.

Rain forced a delayed start and Leamington batted first in a match reduced to 38 overs a side. On a wicket favouring the batsmen, Leamington scored at precisely a run a ball. An early wicket failed to disrupt Leamington and both Shabaaz Alam and Max Webber batted beautifully. Alam scored eleven boundaries in his polished 85, whilst Webber notched four maximums in his aggressive 63. A stylish unbeaten 48 from Mark Lewis, ensure Leamington took tea on a challenging 228 - 4.

An early break for rain, reduced Whitchurch's reply to 30 overs. With victory now out of sight, the home team set about chasing the winning draw target of 181, a feat they achieved in the last over. Leamington's bowlers were put to the sword as captain Omar Ali, brother of England start Moeen, cut loose. Me made 58 and was well supported by Ijaz Yousaf who was unbeaten on 61. For Leamington, Tom Warner, Grant Thornton and Nabeel Asghar each took a solitary wicket as Whitchurch finished on 184 - 3. Leamington took six points for the losing draw, but increased their lead slightly as the sides in second and third place did not play.

There now comes two important home fixtures with Brewood and near neighbours Coventry & North Warwickshire, which will go along way in deciding this season's promotion competition.

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 9w 4b 3lb 
for 4 wickets

(38.0 overs)
Shabaaz Alam b Z Ali 85
Jonathan Wigley lbw Z Ali 4
Max Webber b Ishtiaq 63
Mark Lewis Not Out  48
Grant Thornton Run out  11
David Bailey  
Jimbo Williams  
Nabeel Asghar  
Chris Calcott  
Tom Warner  
Jagdeep Khurana  

Whitchurch Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Z Ali8.0132216.004.00
O Ali8.005700.007.13

Whitchurch Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10w 1b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
184 (30.0 overs)
Jaffri ct Alam b Warner 21
Ishtiaq ct Alam b Asghar 28
O Ali ct Calcott b Thornton 58
Yousaf Not Out  61
Chandler Not Out  3
Z Ali  

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Warner6.0042142.007.00
Grant Thornton8.0154154.006.75
Nabeel Asghar9.0246146.005.11
Shabaaz Alam7.013900.005.57