Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Walsall on Sat 30 May 2015 at 12.00
Leamington Cricket Club Won By 4 Wickets

Match report Leamington 1st XI put the disappointment of last week's defeat behind them with an emphatic and professional four wicket victory against a very strong Walsall side.

Winning the toss, Walsall chose to bat first but lost wickets at regular intervals as they failed to come to terms with the home attack. There was an early wicket for Tom Warner (1-54) but Leamington's star man was once again Grant Thornton who, in an excellent opening spell removed four of Walsall's top six batsmen. Add to this Matthew Davison (1-24) removing the dangerous Tim Maxfield (30) caught behind in his first over, the visitors were in deep trouble at 120-6. Faisal Khalid (3-10) was then introduced to blow away the lower order before Thornton returned to claim the final wicket of the innings and to complete his maiden five wicket haul for the club. Thornton finished with 5-46 from his fourteen overs as Walsall's innings finished on a disappointing 156.

In reply the home side got off to a great start as Shahbaz Alam and Zack Fagg (25) but on 55 for the first wicket. The introduction of Paul Byrne (17-6-27-4) slowed the scoring down during a fine spell of spin bowling and was well supported by Edward Denham (2-17) but Alam (57) ensured there were no further alarms before Mark Ashcroft (20*) and Thornton (21*), completing a fine all-round display, saw their team to a comfortable four wicket victory. The victory sees Leamington climb to second in the table.

Walsall Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 8b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
156 (34.0 overs)
A McChristie ct  b. Tom Warner 9
J Middleton b  b. Grant Thornton 19
T Maxfield ct  b. Matthew Davison 30
D Powles lbw  b. Grant Thornton 17
E Denham b  b. Grant Thornton 19
M Hingley ct  b. Grant Thornton 4
S Plant ct  b. Grant Thornton 14
P Byrne b  b. Faisal Khalid 14
J Stynes b  b. Faisal Khalid 0
J Bowker ct  b. Faisal Khalid 1
J Pearce Not Out  7

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Grant Thornton14.034659.203.29
Tom Warner7.0054154.007.71
Matthew Davison6.0024124.004.00
Faisal Khalid4.011033.332.50
Mark Ashcroft3.011100.003.67

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4w 2b 3lb 
for 6 wickets

(46.4 overs)
Shabaaz Alam ct  b. P Byrne 57 106 9 53.77 3
Zach Fagg st  b. P Byrne 25 29 4 1 86.21 1
Ollie Currill lbw  b. P Byrne 0 7 0
David Bailey ct  b. E Denham 18 41 4 43.90
Jonathan Wigley ct  b. E Denham 2 11 18.18
Mark Ashcroft Not Out  20 61 2 32.79 1
Lee Hopkins lbw  b. P Byrne 8 7 1 114.29
Grant Thornton Not Out  21 18 5 116.67
Tom Warner  
Matthew Davison  
Faisal Khalid  

Walsall Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Bowker5.003400.006.80
J Pearce4.011700.004.25
T Maxfield8.424200.004.85
P Byrne17.062746.751.59
E Denham8.011728.502.13
D Powles2.001500.007.50
S Plant2.00300.001.50