CRICKET - Leamington skittled by Wardens in derby clash - The Leamington Observer

CRICKET - Leamington skittled by Wardens in derby clash

Leamington Editorial 8th Aug, 2022   0

LEAMINGTON CC suffered a disappointing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of local rivals Kenilworth Wardens as the hosts were skittled for just 104 in less than 30 overs.

Despite winning the toss and electing to bat, only three Leamington batters reached double figures with Shane Dowrich’s 35 the only meaningful knock.

Openers Luke De Souza (2) and Dinuk De Silva (7) were quickly dismissed before Jonathan Wigley (12), Harrison Smith (2) and Nathan Hooker (0) all departed to leave the home side on 42-5.

Dowrich was the only Leamington batter to show any resistance to Kenilworth’s attack before his wicket prompted another collapse as the hosts slumped from 81-6 to 104 all out.

Joshua De Souza (13), Tom Warner (6), Matthew Davison (0) and Neil Smith (8) all struggled to make an impact as Leamington were eventually bowled for just 104 in 29.2 overs.

And Kenilworth made light work of the run chase thanks to Jamie Harrison’s stunning knock of 75 not out from just 48 deliveries which included 12 boundaries.

Davison (1-17) caught and bowled Nick Seager (9) whilst Pierce Ryan (1-37) accounted for the wicket of Ali Zaryab (17) before the Wardens reached the required total in just 14.5 overs.

The result means Leamington remain in the Birmingham Premier League Division One relegation zone – some 19 points from safety.

Elsewhere, the club’s 2nd XI restored some pride with a 77-run win against Kenilworth CC in Division One of the Warwickshire County League.

Captain Daniel Williams (58) starred with the bat whilst Tom Bate (2-28) impressed with the ball.

The club’s 3rd XI were hammered in a 246-run defeat against Shipston-on-Stour after the visitors were skittled for 96 and their opponents scored a huge 342-5 from their 45 overs.

Lastly, Leamington’s 4ths won by 166 runs against FISSC CC as Rob Wollaston scored a half-century before they skittled their opponents for a measly 53 in 17.4 overs with Jack Hawkins returning remarkable bowling figures of 5-12 from his eight overs.

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