2011: Sunday 1st XI Reports

WIN: 24/04/2011 v Dumbleton

Richard Collinson hit his first half century of the season and posted a solid 55 whilst Dave Edmunds knocked 47 that took the Town 1’s to 177-9 in their 40 overs a side friendly against Glousetershire’s Dumbleton. The visitors could only post 142-10 in reply. Former Town player, Adam Stuart, hit 55 for Dumbleton as Town newby Graham Woodward snaffled 3-18, Pranay Turlapati took 2-4 at the death after Sean Burke had earlier taken 2-14, Jariwala 1-27 and Roger Kelsey 1-28 and give the side a 35 run win.

LOSS: 01/05/2011 v Berkswell

Berkswell’s Warwickshire Under 14 player, Abdul Khan, was the hero and star of the future on show as he turned certain defeat into a remarkable win for the visitors in a last over win in this 40 over friendly. The Town XI posted 197-10 with Dave Edmunds notching 66 with 8 boundaries and a brace of sixes, hitting 20 in one over and Richard Collinson who made yet another half century with a well constructed 60. Tom Anscombe added an unbeaten 20 as Khan took 4-19 from his 8 overs whilst Milnes and Seabridge snapped up two wickets a piece. Berkswell started cautiously and at 139-5 looked well out of the game with 6 overs to go but colts Chris Hargreave hit 43 and Khan blasted a quickfire 49 including 24 off one over that set up Berkswell for a cracking last over win as they reached 198-7 with one ball of the match to spare after Wreford had earlier chipped in with 43 and Randall 30 but the day belonged to Khan for a fine all round performance. Geoff Edmunds took 3-5 for the Town whilst debutant Tom Windsor-Lewis, veterans Andy Smith and Ali Peebles claimed a wicket each.

WIN: 15/05/2011 v Olton & West Warwicks

In form opener, James Nason, was the batting star on show as the Town 1’s beat Olton by 70 runs in their first Warwickshire Sunday League Division One 40 overs a side match of the season. Nason hit a career best 165 not out in a stunning batting performance that saw him run riot and smash 27 boundaries and 3 sixes in his impressive knock as the side reached 269-5. Dave Edmunds chipped in with 22, Guy Pearson 19, Mark Deeley 15 and Lee Melville 10. Replying, Olton could only make 199-8, despite the efforts of Danter 34 and Ceillam 30 as Edmunds took 3-22 with the ball, Tom Windsor-Lewis 2-32 whilst Graham Woodward, Ant Kerry and Melville claimed a wicket a piece but the day belonged to Nason for his truly magnificent batting display.

WIN: 22/05/2011 v Knowle & Dorridge

The Sunday 1’s brought a smile to the Club with a good 23 run win at Knowle and Dorridge in their Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 40 overs a side clash to make it two wins out of two. The side posted 197-10 with teenager Guy Pearson blasting 11 boundaries in his knock of 55, whilst Geoff Edmunds made 26 from the number 9 berth, debutant Mike Nason 20 and Andy Dadswell 19. Hughes took 3-9 and 14 year old Szarmach and Sammonds two wickets a piece for the hosts who lost their top five batsmen to spinners Andy Smith 2-35 and Roger Kelsey 3-34 in reply. Szarmach held the innings together with a fine 75 after Withington had made 29 and Kenny 21. Three run outs towards the end of the innings aided the Town cause with father and son Geoff and Dave Edmunds claiming a wicket a piece at the death as K & D were bowled out in the penultimate over for 174. Fielding was excellent with colt Sid Hegde taking a stunner running in from the mid wicket boundary.

LOSS: 05/06/2011 v Attock

The Sunday 1sts suffered an 8 wicket defeat at the hands of Attock. The side had posted 173-6 with colt Pat Howard top scoring with 49 for the Town, whilst openers Dave Edmunds and James Nason chipped in with 32 a piece. In reply, Attock then eased to 176-2 after Ahmed had made 87 and Asim 47 with an unbeaten 30 from Khan seeing Attock home.

WIN: 26/06/2011 v Water Orton

Town Sunday 1’s had a comfortable 111 run victory at Water Orton in their Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 40 overs a side encounter after posting a challenging 275-8. Dave Edmunds 69 and James Nason 60 got the score ticking over with a fine 1st wicket partnership of 119 before Rupesh Sarvankar hit a brilliant 97 falling three runs short of a deserved century as M. Bevan took 4-27 and M. Bevan 2-37 for Orton. Despite Crouch hitting 37, S. Bevan 33 not out and Whittingham 30, Water Orton were never in the hunt to surpass the Town total and settled on 164-9 as colt Matt Rees took 3-28, Geoff Edmunds 2-7 for the Town whilst colts Tom Pope, George Boylin and Matt Bolshaw took a wicket apiece as did Sarvankar.

WIN: 03/07/2011 v Walmley

Reigning Warwickshire Sunday League champions, Kenilworth, continued their fine run in the 2011 competition with a 33 run win over Birmingham League outfit, Walmley. The Town 1’s had Adie Sellar to thank for posting 232-6 as he blasted a superb 105 in which he hit 12 boundaries and shared in a 105 run 2nd wicket partnership with Dave Edmunds who, himself, made a solid 66. Colt Pat Howard added 32 to the Town’s total after Mathieson had taken 4-34 for Walmley. In reply, Walmley had Hendry to thank as he made 90 and Hall 28 in their total of 199-9 but their efforts were in vain as Geoff Edmunds took 4-17, colt George Boylin 3-32 and Neil Goodman 2-31 in the Town’s much deserved win.

WIN: 10/07/2011 v Coventry & North Warwicks

The Town won a rain affected match against neighbours and Birmingham League outfit Coventry & North Warwickshire by 22 runs in their Warwickshire Sunday League fixture. The Town batted first and posted 211-7 in their 40 overs thanks to Rupesh Sarvankar smashing 84 and he and fellow opener James Nason 38 put on 129 for the first wicket. Dave Edmunds at number 3 added 48 in the Town total as Bharj and Lilley took two wickets a piece. Replying, Coventry had a revised target of 121 from 23 overs. Hobley hit an unbeaten 39 and Horsley 46 not out but their efforts were in vain as Coventry could only muster 99-1 as colt Matt Bolshaw took a fine 1-16 from his 7 overs for the Town.

WIN: 17/07/2011 v Kenilworth Wardens

Town’s Dave Edmunds and Rupesh Sarvankar put town neighbours and Birmingham League outfit, Kenilworth Wardens, to the sword in their 40 overs a side Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 clash at the Town’s Warwick Road ground in a one sided affair which they won by 180 runs. A very youthful Wardens side were no match as the Town posted a magnificent 274-2 with Edmunds and Sarvankar sharing in a 209 run first wicket partnership. Edmunds made a superb 122 with 11 boundaries and four 6’s in his innings whilst Sarvankar went onto make a stunning 140 with 5 boundaries and half a dozen sixes as he put on 65 runs for the second wicket with Neil Goodman who only managed to make 6 not out in his knock as Sarvankar ran riot with the bat. For the Wardens, Tom Bollinger was the pick of the bowlers, taking a worthy 1-18 and Luke Moreau took 1-57. In reply, Dan Vernon tried his best with the bat for the Wardens as he made a stubborn 32 whilst Fred Rex and Paul Moreau made 15 each but the side were skittled out for 94 against a good Town bowling attack. Spinning colt, Phil Edmonds took 3-32, Goodman took 2-16, Tom Kane 2-20, Rob Gardner 1-5 whilst spinning veteran, Geoff Edmunds took 2 wickets without conceding a run that see the Town maintain their top position in the League.

LOSS: 24/07/2011 v Harborne

Harborne proved too strong for the Town 1’s in the Warwickshire Sunday League clash as they won by 8 wickets with 3 overs to spare after the Town had posted 209-9. Town youngsters Rob Gardner hit 66 from 56 balls with 5 sixes and four boundaries and Phil Edmonds 50 with 5 boundaries as the starlets shared in a 101 run 4th wicket partnership. Adams took 3-18, Iyer 2-39 and Raj 2-38 for Harborne who in reply had Hain to thank to set up a good win as he made an unbeaten 109 whilst Hawkins made 51 not out after Ali Khan had chipped in with 43 as the side made 215-4 with Tom Pope and Edmonds the only Town wicket takers.

WIN: 31/07/2011 v Leamington

The Town 1’s continued their good season’s performance in the Warwickshire Sunday League as they beat neighbours Leamington by 34 runs in their 40 overs a side clash. Batting first, the Town posted 267-5 as man of the weekend Rupesh Sarvankar hit 96 with 16 boundaries, Chris Prophet who made an unbeaten 53, hitting 9 boundaries and Adie Sellar 52 hitting 7 boundaries as Leamington used 9 bowlers. Williams the most successful taking 2-35. In reply, Leamington made 233-7 after Khalid had posted 62, Phillips 44, Hawkes 39 and Hallett 37. The wicket takers for the Town were Geoff Edmunds who claimed 3-39, Sarvankar 2-29, Dave Edmunds 2-29 and Phil Edmonds 1-64.

WIN: 14/08/2011 v Dorridge

The Sunday 1’s continued their charge on retaining the Warwickshire Sunday League title as they hammered a very poor Dorridge side by 213 runs with a fine batting performance. The side amassed a mammoth 337-7 from their 40 overs as James Nason made 79 hitting 12 boundaries, Chris Prophett 51 with 8 boundaries, whilst Rupesh Sarvankar chipped in with 39, Gregg Peebles 33 not out when he hit four boundaries and two sixes and Dave Edmunds chipped in with 25. 45 extras added further frustration to Dorridge despite Niraj taking 2-54 and Awan 2-73. In reply, despite a 45 from Javaid, the only other batsman to reach double figures was Bhasra with 19 as the Dorridge side crumbled to 124 all out against a solid Town attack when Sarvankar took 4-30, Nason 2-8 and Phil Edmonds 2-26 to give the table topping Town side a very easy win.

WIN: 21/08/2011 v Moseley

The Town 1’s maintained their challenge on the Warwickshire Sunday League title with a 4 wicket win over Birmingham League outfit Moseley who had posted 185-5 from their 40 overs. Moseley had A.B. Awan to thank for reaching their total as he knocked an unbeaten 90 after Ali Awan had made 28. Town’s James Nason snapped up 2-28 and Tom Kane, Pat Howard and Phil Edmonds picked up a wicket each. In reply, the Town reached 186-6 with 13 overs to spare as Rupesh Sarvankar made a sublime 83 hitting 14 boundaries and a six whilst Adie Sellar added 27 despite Ali Awan taking 4-37 and Watts 2-29.

WIN: 04/09/2011 v Worcester

The Sunday 1st XI travelled to Worcester for their 40 overs a side friendly and travelled back as victors. Worcester poster posted a stiff 229-9 as Brown made 59, Clare 27, Robinson 25, Ellis 24 and Walters 22. The young Town bowling string faired well led by George Boylin who took 3-43, Jaesh Naik 2-30, Tom Anscombe 2-45 whilst Pat Howard and veteran Roger Kelsey took the other two wickets to fall. Keeper Mike Watts pouched 3 catches behind the stumps whilst Rupesh Sarvankar and Naik each took two outfield catches. Sarvankar then led the Town to victory as he made an unbeaten 133 smashing 23 boundaries and three 6’s during his impressive knock as he shared in solid partnerships with old boy Adam Stuart who made 42 and Guy Pearson who ended the day unbeaten on 26 as the side reached 231-2 with a couple of overs to spare.

WIN: 11/09/2011 v Heckley

Dave Edmunds hit a six to win the match for the Town side in their 40 overs a side friendly against Heckley with 17 balls of the match remaining. Heckley had posted 133 with Norton making 28, Stride 20 and Beaufoy 16 with spinners veteran Andy Smith and young Charlie Stranks taking the bowling plaudits. Smith took 3-14 from his 8 overs whilst Stranks picked up 2-24. There was a wicket a piece for Dave Edmunds, Jaesh Naik, Jack Howard and Tom Anscombe. In reply, the Town timed their run chase well despite losing wickets. Naik made 27, Guy Pearson 21, Jarrod Lane 15, Howard 15 and Andy Dadswell 14 but it was Edmunds who saw the side home as he made a match winning unbeaten 31 as the side reached 139-8 after Davenport had taken 4-29 and Cardwell 2-21.