Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Oswestry on Sat 02 May 2015 at 12.00
Leamington Cricket Club Lost By 143 Runs

Match report After a very promising victory in the first game of the season away at Harborne, Leamington 1st team went down to a heavy defeat to visiting Oswestry, by 143 runs.

Leamington lost the toss and were asked to field first. Despite Grant Thornton removing Fynn (2) early on, this was the only success Leamington had for a long time as Worcestershire and England Under 19 player Joe Clarke and former Worcestershire man Michael Johnson got to work in setting a formidable total in a partnership of 126. Clarke, in particular, caught the eye as he brought up his 50 in the 9th over before completing an excellent hundred. He eventually fell to 16 year old debutant Matthew Davison for 104 off only 91 balls. Johnson (110) then set about taking the attack to the home side and accelerated through the gears to reach a hundred of his own before he fell to Davison in the final few overs. Oswestry ended on a daunting 311-6 off their 50 overs with Davison (9-0-36-2) the pick of the bowlers and was well supported by Thornton (10-1-58-3).

In reply, the Leamington innings never really got going against a very disciplined Oswestry attack and didn't get within touching distance of the required run rate. Shahbaz Alam (17) was the first to fall before a partnership of 69 between Ollie Currill (41) and David Bailey (34) looked to set the game up for a late challenge in the second half of the innings. However, the introduction of spinners Robbie Clarke (5-38) and Matthew Gregson (3-36) turned the game even further in the visitors favour as the home side slumped from 98-1 to 168 all out. Mark Ashcroft (12) and Thornton (13) were the only other players to reach double figures.

Leamington travel to Wellington next week.

Oswestry Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 23w 3b 12lb 
for 6 wickets
311 (50.0 overs)
Fynn ct  b. Thornton 2
Clarke ct  b. Davison 104
Johnson ct  b. Davison 110
Huxley st  b. Fagg 3
Clarke lbw  b. Thornton 33
Gregson ct  b. Thornton 12
Bowen Not Out  2
Robinson Not Out  6

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ollie Currill10.007400.007.40
Grant Thornton10.0158319.335.80
Tom Lewis6.004200.007.00
Mark Ashcroft6.003600.006.00
Matthew Davison9.0136218.004.00
Zach Fagg9.0050150.005.56

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 22w 4b  
for 10 wickets

(40.1 overs)
Shabaaz Alam Lbw  17 33 3 51.52 1 1
Ollie Currill Caught  41 68 4 1 60.29 1
David Bailey Caught  34 62 4 54.84
Tom Lewis Caught  5 4 1 125.00
Bavik Patel Caught  8 13 1 61.54
Mark Ashcroft Caught  12 20 1 60.0
Zach Fagg Bowled  2 6 33.33
Rob Williams Stumped  3 8 37.50 1
Jonathan Wigley Run out  4 6 66.67
Grant Thornton Stumped  13 17 2 76.47 1
Matthew Davison Not Out  1 6 16.67

Oswestry Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy