Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI v Knowle and Dorridge on Sat 21 May 2016 at 12.00
Match was Abandoned

Match report Leamington First XI settled for a share of the points with Knowle & Dorridge as the weather intervened shortly after tea on Saturday.

K&D were asked to bat first and made a bright start through the experienced opening pair of Dominic Harding and Alex Phillips. Harding fell to Max Webber for 28 with the score on 87, and ex-Leamington man Phillips was joined by Beau Webster. They enjoyed batting on a good surface, punishing the occasional bad delivery, but Leamington’s bowlers generally held them in check. Captain Lee Hopkins changed the bowling skilfully though the experiment of using Adeel Sajid and then Billy Hallett to mix up the attack backfired as K&D milked 40 runs in just two overs. However the veteran Neil Smith was settling in to a tidy spell. He was rewarded with the wickets of Webster for 82 and then centurion Phillips who crafted an excellent 112, on a ground he knows so well. Smith snared Warwickshire’s Jon Webb and captain Sam Reddish more cheaply, to end with 4 for 50 in his spell. K&D took tea, under darkening skies, on 269 – 6.

Leamington’s batsmen faced testing conditions; a combination of murky light, light drizzle and fine bowling. Webber was adjudged LBW to Ben Brookes for three, though the ball seemed a little high, and Jonathan Wigley got a beauty from Will Mottram edging behind. Drizzle turned into steady rain with Leamington on 19 – 2, and although the umpires persevered in attempting to get play restarted, it was to no avail as the weather won, once again, on a generally damp start to the season.

Although up against it, Leamington can take some heart from the generally disciplined bowling display. Smith commented “Apart from a couple of loose overs, we kept a strong K&D batting line up in check”.

Knowle and Dorridge Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
10nb 12w 1b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
269 (50.0 overs)

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Warner10.015800.005.80
Matthew Davison8.003700.004.62
Jonathan Wigley10.013300.003.30
Max Webber10.0142142.004.20
Neil Smith10.0050412.505.00
Adeel Sajid0.502000.0024.00
Lee Hopkins0.10600.0036.00
Billy Hallett1.002000.0020.00

Leamington Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(9.0 overs)
Max Webber Lbw  3 1
Jonathan Wigley Caught  6
Alex Mellor Not Out  4 1
Nicholas Couzens Not Out  4 1
Lee Hopkins  
Neil Smith   1 1
Tom Warner  
Billy Hallett  
Matthew Davison  
Nathan Hooker  
Adeel Sajid  

Knowle and Dorridge Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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