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Sunday 1st XI v Long Itchington – 28/04/2013

Kenilworth Lose

Kenilworth suffered a five wicket defeat in a high-scoring 40-over friendly against Long Itchington on Sunday. Chris Prophett 130no and Adam Stuart 103no shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 242 as Kenilworth posted a challenging 251 for 1. But the villagers paced their reply to perfection and reached 252 for 5 in the final over with Dan Perks 88, Alan Jack 35 and Paul Franks 35 leading the way. John Mortlock 2-44 was the most successful bowler.

08/09/2012: Saturday 1st XI v Solihull Blossomfield

Kenilworth 1’s suffered relegation from the top flight of the Warwickshire Cricket League when they could only draw at Solihull Blossomfield, falling short by 22 runs of the winning post in a high scoring game. Solihull recorded a stiff 263-2 as Williamson made 67 and Basher 57 who shared in a 111 run opening partnership. The mantle was then taken up by Khan who made an unbeaten 81 and Weaver 51 not out as their unbeaten 123 run partnership lifted Solihull to their final total. Only Geoff Edmunds with 3-64 off his 15 overs was Kenilworth’s only successful bowler. Replying, they could only and frustratingly make 242-6 as skipper Dave Edmunds posted a fine 80 during which he hit 10 boundaries and 4 sixes. Chris Prophet hit 44 (4 x 4 and a six) and Adam Stuart 43 ( 5 x 4) but their efforts were in vain as Kenilworth were condemned to life in Division 1 for next season.

Saturday 1st XI v Olton & West Warwicks – 02/06/2012

Kenilworth Lose

The Town 1’s were no match for a tidy Olton outfit as they were skittled out for a very disappointing 79 inside 35 overs. Only Adam Stuart showed any form with the bat as he made 34 (4 x4). Lee Melville 10 was the only other Town batsmen to reach double figures as the side collapsing, losing their last 6 wickets for 6 runs, as Olton’s Mohammed 4-13, Karim 2-14, Shafiq 2-20 and Vyakaranam 1-32 ripped through the side. In reply, Olton reached 80-3 with ease inside 22 overs as Gately hit 36 and Joseph 27, despite Neil Goodman taking 2-20 and Dave Edmunds 1-18 for the Town.

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.

2011: Saturday 1st XI Reports

Here are the results for the Saturday 1st XI in 2011:

WIN: 16/04/2011 v Norton Lindsey

The Town’s Saturday 1st XI started their 2011 season with a 7 wicket win over visitors, Norton Lindsey, in a 40 over a side friendly clash. Norton Lindsey posted 132-7 on a slow low wicket with opener, Pozzi and number 3, Morgan both top scoring with 28 each. Reading in the number 8 berth was unbeaten on 18 as wickets were shared about the Town bowlers. Dave Edmunds took 2-3 off 3 overs, James Nason 1-10, Roger Kelsey 1-12 and Pranay Turlapati 1-32 off his 8 overs as the Town used 7 bowlers. Replying, the Town strolled to victory inside 25 overs thanks to a fine unbeaten half century from opener, Nason, who hit 10 boundaries and a six in his 58 not out. Mitch Lowe added 31 not out as he and Nason shared in an unbeaten 66 for the 4th wicket partnership. McInnes took 2-17 and Ashley 1-13 for the visitors.

WIN: 23/04/2011 v Wellesbourne

The Town 1’s had a 42 win at Wellesbourne in their second 40 overs a side pre-League season friendly. James Nason, continued his early season form hitting 34 with 4 x 4, whilst Mitch Lowe hit 32, clubbing half a dozen balls to the boundary. Gregg Peebles added 17 in the side’s total of 175-10. For Wellesbourne, the most successful bowlers were J. Stephenson taking 3-29 and Evans 3-32. Wellesbourne were bowled out in the 34th over for 133, as the wickets were shared by the Town bowlers. Dave Edmunds snapped up 3-13, Roger Kelsey 2-20, Lowe 2-22, colt Phil Edmonds 2-44 whilst wily Geoff Edmunds was his usual frugal self taking 1-9 off 6 overs. Mike Watts took a catch and a sharp stumping behind the sticks.

WIN: 30/04/2011 v Harborne

The Town 1’s warmed up for the start of the League season next week, with a thrilling 2 run win over Birmingham League outfit, Harborne, in their last 45 overs a side pre season friendlies. Batting first, the Town posted 186-8 with Richard Collinson in sublime form as he made a fine 60. Opener Dave Edmunds had earlier posted 37 but debutant, Neil Goodman caught the eye with a superb unbeaten 40. For Harborne, their skipper Raj Sen, was the pick of the bowlers taking 3-27 off his 9 overs followed by Hawkins 2-45. Chasing Harborne kept up with the pace only to fall 2 runs short as they ended on 184-7 after needing 8 runs off the last 12 balls of the match. Town bowler, Goodman, impressed with the ball taking 2-32 whilst Dave Edmunds took 3-29 at the death. However, it was a stunning catch in the deep by Guy Pearson to remove former Warwickshire and Scotland ODI player, Naveed Poonia, for 7 that ultimately proved the turning point in a closely fought contest. Colt, Tom Pope and Mitch Lowe were the other Town wicket takers.

WIN: 07/05/2011 v Ansley Sports

The Town 1st XI started their 2011 League Season in style as they enjoyed a 4 wicket win against Ansley Sports in a low scoring affair. Ansley were put into bat and struggled against the Town bowlers to post 146-9 from their 50 overs. Only Copson with 42 and number 10, Morgan, 31 not out showed any form with the bat as they struggled against the seam of Pete Alty who took 3-31, whilst veteran left arm spinner, Geoff Edmunds, snapped up 4-24 from 15 frugal overs. Mitch Lowe took 1-52. In reply, the Town started well as opener, Dave Edmunds, hit 10 boundaries and a six on his way to 54 but once he was out the side stuttered after James Nason made 13 and Adie Sellar 11 and looked in trouble at 114-6. However, a fine 37 run unbeaten partnership between Neil Goodman 27 not out and keeper, Mike Watts, 16 not out saw the Town 1’s to 147-6 inside 35 overs despite Ansley’s Boyd taking 4-48 and Sayed 1-33. Kenilworth 20 points, Ansley Sports 3 points.

WIN: 14/05/2011 v Kings Heath

Mitch Lowe and Neil Goodman were the Town stars as the side chased down King’s Heath total of 201-7 to secure an incredible last ball 7 wicket win after earlier losing 12 overs of their innings to the rain in the Premier Division Warwickshire Cricket League clash. The pair came together at 105-2 after in form James Nason made 50 and Dave Edmunds 22 and proceeded to blast 97 runs off the final 9 overs of the match as they ran riot with the bat. Lowe was in brutal form smashing 8 boundaries and 3 sixes in his unbeaten knock of 63, whilst Goodman hit half a dozen 4’s in his unbeaten 38. Earlier, Sheppard had hit 44, Pemberton 24 and Davis 22 in the King’s Heath total as Geoff Edmunds took 3-52, Dave Edmunds 1-32 whilst Goodman chipped in 2-46 and Lowe 1-51 as part of their fine all round performances on the day for the Town. Lowe and Goodman then required 32 from 16 balls and they reduced it to 6 off the last over. Four byes and a leg bye meant the scores were tied but the pair scrambled a single to give the Town side an exciting and famous last ball win as they triumphed, reaching 202-3 in 38 overs and giving the second win in the first two league games of the season for the Town, leaving King’s Heath shell shocked.

LOSS: 21/05/2011 v Olton & WW

The Town 1’s suffered their first defeat of the League season after the tail folded in the run chase after Olton posted 271-5 with Docker making 111 and Simpson 75. Town’s Tom Kane and Mitch Lowe took a brace of wickets. The match looked well set as Lowe and Lee Melville put on a 5th wicket partnership of 99 before Melville fell for 50. Lowe went on to make 58 but was caught in the deep after opener Dave Edmunds had earlier posted 34. The side were bowled out for 186, losing their last 5 wickets for a paltry 9 runs as Ducros took 4-31, Vyakaranam 4-55 and Docker 2-27.

LOSS: 28/05/2011 v Solihull Blossomfield

The Town 1’s suffered their second defeat of the season by an 8 wicket margin after managing to post a paltry 116-10. Only Mitch Lowe and Gregg Peebles managed to make it into the 20’s as both posted 25 each. Geoff Edmunds 17 not out and Lee Melville 12 were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Ebad took 4-26 from his 25 overs and Becksmith took 3-35 for Blossomfiled who then cruised to 118-2 with ease as Altaf made 57 not out and Syed was unbeaten on 27. Lowe and Tom Kane were the only Town bowlers to take a wicket.

LOSS: 04/06/2011 v Fillongley

A last over 6 with 3 balls remaining of the match condemned the 1st XI to their 3rd consecutive defeat in a thrilling game against Fillongley. The 1’s had posted 190-9 with Mark Deeley making 42, Tom Lawrence 29, colt Pat Howard 28 and keeper Mick Watts 26. Moore took 3-31, Brooke 3-51 and Gardner 2-49 for the visitors. Blackmore set Fillongley off on the run chase with a solid 63. Despite Mitch Lowe claiming 4-48 and the evergreen Pete Alty 3-59, Fillongley’s number 9, Moore unbeaten on 40 saw his side home to 194-8 and victory when hit the ball out of the ground for a maximum in the last over.

WINNING DRAW: 11/06/2011 v Highway

The Town 1’s had the better of a draw against neighbours Highway in a rain affected match that saw the Town lose 13 overs. Highway posted a challenging 271-5 off their 50 overs thanks to Sandhu who smoted 106 runs and Butt 67 as they shared in a 130 run 2nd wicket partnership. Thornton added 30 whilst Dave Edmunds held 3 sharp outfield catches. Gregg Peebles took 2-68 for the Town, whilst there was a wicket a piece for veterans Pete Alty and Geoff Edmunds and spinner James Nason. Due to the rain break, the Town were never going to win the match and set their eyes on the winning draw target of 201. Dave Edmunds hit 45, Mitch Lowe 32 and Mark Deeley 23. It was left to Adie Sellar 17 not out and Mike Watts 7* to see the surpass the set target as they reached 207-6 in the last over of the match despite the best efforts of Highway’s Lee Bourne who took 5-72.

WIN: 18/06/2011 v Nuneaton

The Town 1’s bounced back from recent defeats to record their 3rd win of the season with an impressive 6 wicket win against Nuneaton in a rain affected match thanks to a match winning knock from Town’s number 3, Tom Lawrence, who ended the day unbeaten on 61. Nuneaton faced 46 overs and made 171-8 with Taplin posting 43, Blower 35 and Caratella 29. Mitch Lowe was the Town’s most successful bowler snapping up 3-35 whilst wily veteran spinner, Geoff Edmunds, claimed 2-34. There was a wicket a piece for evergreen Pete Alty and Neil Goodman whilst Mike Watts took two catches behind the sticks. Rain reduced the Town reply to only 36 overs but it did not faze the side as Dave Edmunds 28 and James Nason 19 put on 54 for the 1st wicket. Lawrence and Goodman 32 then shared in a crucial 4th wicket partnership of 84 to edge the side closer to the target. Lowe then joined the party to bludgeon a quickfire 19 not out with 2 boundaries and a six to see the Town 1’s home as they reached 173-4 with 9 balls of the match left. Lawrence’s innings saw him smote 7 boundaries in his match winning performance after Taplin had taken 3-35 and Tedds 1-17 for the visitors.

LOSING DRAW: 25/06/2011 v Bablake Old Boys

The Town’s last pair of Geoff Edmunds and Pete Alty superbly batted out the last 6 overs of the match to deny Bablake Old Boys victory after Tony Bristow had earlier blasted an incredible 176 in Bablake’s score of 292-7. The Town ended the day on a 127-9 and looked set for a sorry defeat as De Souza starred with the ball taking 5-34, whilst Bablake’s Sanders, Swaffield, Cowley and Pyott chipped in with a wicket a piece. However, Edmunds 2 not out and Alty 0 not out remained steadfast and obdurate to frustrate Bablake after Town’s Lee Melville had posted 28, Gregg Peebles 24 and Dave Edmunds 20. Earlier Edmunds had taken 3-76, Peebles 2-72 and Alty 1-49 as Bablake had romped to their score thanks to Bristow, Swaffield 45 and Pyott 24.

WINNING DRAW: 02/07/2011 v Bedworth

It was a batsmen paradise at the Town’s Warwick Road ground with both sides totalling 520 runs for the loss of 11 wickets in their drawn game against Bedworth in their Premier Division Warwickshire Cricket League clash. Batting first the Town 1’s posted 293-6 thanks to solid knocks from Dave Edmunds 57 and Neil Goodman 55 who put on 78 for the second wicket. Lee Melville then added a valuable 47 before Gregg Peebles ran riot clubbing a fine 70 on a superb track. He blasted four boundaries and half a dozen sixes in his knock. Adie Sellar was unbeaten on 32 whilst Jones and Jakeman took two wickets each for the visitors. In reply, Bedworth’s opener, Daugarambibi top scored with 85 whilst Jakeman hit 68 and Oldham 34 as the side ended the day on 227-5 as the Town’s bowlers toiled away with little success. Pete Alty took 2-52, Geoff Edmunds 2-56 and Goodman 1-58 as the town got the better of the draw.

LOSS: 09/07/2011 v Streetly

Table topping, Streetly, put the Town 1’s to the sword as they cruised to a 9 wicket win with 5 overs to spare after chasing down the Town total of 248-8. It was a fantastic 241 run unbroken 2nd wicket partnership by Streetly’s Lloyd who hit 126 not out and Moore 98 not out that condemned the Town to defeat as the 6 bowlers used could not a find breakthrough after being 8-1. Lloyd hit 15 boundaries and 5 sixes in his sublime innings whilst Moore despatched the ball to the boundary 10 times and three times over the ropes. Only Town’s veteran, Pete Alty, took a wicket as he ended with 1-44. Earlier, Town’s Dave Edmunds 51 and James Nason 27 put on 71 for the first wicket before youngsters Mitch Lowe hit 50 and Gregg Peebles 48 in a score of 247-8 which looked a challenging total but which proved to be false as Lloyd and Moore ran riot with the bat for Streetly.

LOSS: 23/07/2011 v Kings Heath

King’s Heath were 5 wicket winners over the Town 1’s who could only post 153 despite a solid 57 from Dave Edmunds and 21 from Tom Lawrence as the pair put on 67 for the first wicket. Edmunds’ half century included 12 boundaries but the side struggled against the Heath bowling trio of Amar Khan who claimed a fine 5-33, whilst all rounders Rob Blythe took 2-3 and Phil Jefferies 2-35 who then led King’s Heath to victory with 6 overs to spare as they put on an unbroken 84 run 6th wicket partnership with Jefferies making an unbeaten 46 and Blythe not out on 34. Gregg Peebles with 3-43 and Phil Edmonds 2-16 had reduced Heath to 70-5, thanks to three good out field catches by Guy Pearson but Jefferies and Blythe saw Heath to 154-5 with relative ease.

WIN: 30/07/2011 v Olton & WW

The Town 1’s had Neil Goodman to thank for his all round performance that saw the side get close to the Olton score of 237-9 in an entertaining drawn game. Goodman took a good 5 wicket haul returning figures of 5-62 as several Olton’s batsmen made starts with Ceillam hitting 42, Webb 34, Docker 29, Ellis an unbeaten 27 and Gateley 26. Mitch Lowe chipped in with 2-46 and Geoff Edmunds took 1-36 whilst keeper Mike Watts took three catches behind the sticks. In reply, Goodman was unbeaten on 75 as he hit 9 boundaries and 2 sixes as the Town 1’s made 214-8 chasing after James Nason had made 39, Dave Edmunds 30 and Lee Melville 29 for the Town whilst Vyakaranam took 3-53, Docker 2-41 for Olton. There was a wicket a piece for the Olton trio of Stott, Ceillam and Ellis.

LOSING DRAW: 06/08/2011 v Solihull Blossomfield

The Town 1’s fell two runs short of claiming a winning draw in a rain affected match against Solihull Blossomfield who posted 218-9 from their full allocation of 50 overs. Bloss had a remarkable recovery from 57-6 after the Town’s bowlers had made great in roads. However, Harvey made an unbeaten 64 as he put on 72 with Syed 48 for the 7th wicket and then 76 runs with Ford 43 for the 8th wicket as the trio remained obdurate and helped Bloss reach a challenging target. Town’s Mitch Lowe took 3-44 from his 15 overs, Gregg Peebles 3-60, Geoff Edmunds 2-47 whilst Pete Alty was the other wicket taker, In reply, rain meant that the Town would only have 35 overs. Gregg Peebles made a solid 42 from 65 balls with 4 boundaries and a six. However, it was left to Richard Collinson who was unbeaten on a steadfast 44 from 96 balls with an array others to try to make the push for the winning draw target. However, the fell 2 runs short of claiming the majority of the points as wickets fell in the run chase and ended the day on 141-8 as four Bloss bowlers took 2 wickets a piece.

WINNING DRAW: 13/08/2011 v Atherstone

The Town 1’s had the better of a drawn game as they posted 283-4 with Dave Edmunds hitting a sublime century as he made 135 and James Nason 81 as the pair put on 211 for the first wicket. Edmunds hit 22 boundaries and a six in his innings whilst Nason hit 8 boundaries. Neil Goodman added an unbeaten 27 as the Atherstone bowlers toiled. The successful ones were Allcock who took 2-33 and Thomas 1-73. Replying, the Town bowlers did not have the killer touch and the match fizzled out for a predictable draw as Smart held the innings together with 51 not out after Smith had made 30. Phil Edmonds snapped up 3-50 with a wicket a piece for Tom Kane, Nason and Geoff Edmunds as Atherstone ended the day on 153-6.

LOSING DRAW: 20/08/2011 v Fillongley

Town’s Neil Goodman tried his hardest to secure victory for the Town over Fillongley taking 3-43 then blasting 99 in the run chase, however the side had to settle for a draw. Batting first, Fillongley posted 228-9 off 46 overs in a rain affected match. Carty 68 and Moore 80 put on 123 for the first wicket and Brooks added 23. However, Goodman and Dave Edmunds 3-21 were the Town star bowlers, whilst Tom Kane and Phil Edmonds chipped in with a wicket a piece. In reply, James Nason and Gregg Peebles made 23 each before Goodman started to run riot with the bat hitting 9 boundaries and a six in his 113 ball innings. He was sadly run out turning for his century as victory was in sight. Wickets fell in the run chase and the Town settled to end the day on 208-9 as Brooks took 3-46 and Moore 4-42.

MATCH ABANDONED: 27/08/2011 v Highway

The Town 1’s match against Highway fell victim to the weather in the 23rd over when the side were 67-2 after Dave Edmunds had posted 46 meaning that no further play was possible.

WINNING DRAW: 29/08/2011 v Nuneaton

The Town 1’s had a crucial winning draw against Nuneaton as both Clubs seek Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division survival but they were unable to take the last Nuneaton wicket to secure victory as they settled on 113-9. Town’s Gregg Peebles had taken 4-25, Dave Edmunds 3-26, Kane 1-8 off 8 overs and Lowe 1-43 as Topp made 28 with the bat and Rice 21 but the Town bowlers were unable to take out the last pair. Earlier, a sublime 138 from opener Edmunds who hit 15 boundaries and 3 sixes and Adam Stuart 56 with 7 boundaries enabled to Town to post a challenging 256-4.

LOSS: 03/09/2011 v Bablake Old Boys

A disastrous batting display condemned the Town 1’s to a 67 run defeat against high flying Bablake Old Boys in their Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division clash as they lost their 6 last wickets for a miserly 4 runs. They had been well set in chasing down the Bablake’s total of 214-9 after Town’s James Nason had made 69, Dave Edmunds 27 and Charlie Leonard 27. However, after the trio were out, the tail folded and the side was skittled out for a paltry 147 with 7 overs to spare as Cowley went rampant with the ball, snapping up a match winning 6-30 as he ran through the tail. Coyle had chipped in with 2-12 and De Souza 1-30 for the Old Boys. Earlier, Cowley had posted 61, Pyott 44 and Swaffield 37 for Bablake, whilst Edmunds took 4-59, Mitch Lowe 2-26 and Leonard 2-65 after keeper Mike Watts had taken 2 catches and a stumping behind the sticks but it turned out to be a batting performance to forget for the Town.

LOSING DRAW: 10/09/2011 v Bedworth

Michael Faulkner saved the Town blushes after the side collapsed to 76-9 in their 46 overs chasing Bedworth’s score of 186-8. Friswell made 51, Spacey 26 not out and Jones 22 for Bedworth as Dave Edmunds took 4-47 from his 15 overs and evergreen Pete Alty 3-33 from his 15 whilst Mitch Lowe claimed the other wicket to fall. Chasing, the Town struggled with the conditions as James Nason top scored with 18 and Lowe 12 as Dangarembizi took 4-15, Sharma 2-9 off 13 overs, Oldham 2-19 and Jakeman 1-1 for Bedworth. However, Faulkner – 6 not out – remained steadfast to bat out the last overs to frustrate the hosts and save the day for the Town.

LOSING DRAW: 17/09/2011 v Streetly

Old stager Mike Watts and youngster Tom Pope were the Town heroes as they saw the side to enough points to retain the Club’s Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division status for 2012 by a solitary point after a 22 match long season programme. The Town side were pitted against Premier Division champions elect Streetly who move into the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League set up for next season. Streetly showed their batting prowess as they posted 281-9 as Curtis hit 90, Bates 48 and Hunt 43. For the Town, Dave Edmunds snapped up 3-35 and Charlie Leonard 3-61 whilst Pete Alty, Neil Goodman and Matt Bolshaw added a wicket a piece to enable the Town to gain crucial maximum bowling points. In reply, the Town were never going to surpass the Streetly total and managed to reach 183-7 after Leonard had posted 38 and Edmunds 26. However, it was a match saving 8th wicket partnership that saw the Town draw the match and gain two valuable extra batting points as Watts made an unbeaten 43, hitting 7 boundaries and Pope 20 not out with 4 boundaries. Their efforts saw the Town finish the season one point ahead of Nuneaton who were relegated to Division 1 for next season after both sides finished with 9 points each from their respective matches much to the Town’s relief after such a keenly fought and tight Division. Streetly 17 points, Town 9 points.