3rd Dec, 2016

Leamington end disappointing season with another defeat against Kidderminster

Steve Carpenter 18th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

LEAMINGTON’s dismal season in the Birmingham League Premier Division came to a close on Saturday with another resounding 109-run defeat at home to Kidderminster.

The Worcestershire side batted first and although Jon Wigley took two wickets in two balls, the batsmen made hay against some indifferent bowling.

Craig Wood led the way with an imperious knock by scoring 23 boundaries as he made 169 and he was ably supported by Michael Hill with 82, and an unbeaten 88 from skipper Neil Pinner.

Leamington tried seven bowlers, all of whom took something of a hammering, with only Nabs Asghar conceding less than a run a ball. Leamington’s generosity extended to 43 extras, as Kiddy racked up 405 for 5 – the highest score ever in Birmingham League 50 over history.

With the result a foregone conclusion, some of Leamington’s batsmen took advantage of a good track and benign bowling.

Wigley and captain Lee Hopkins both made 63, whilst Nathan Hooker and Billy Hallett blazed away at the end. Indeed Leamington also registered their best score of a forgettable season, notching 269 for 8 in 45 overs before bad light curtailed play.