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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: Sunday 2nd XI Reports

LOSS: 17/04/2011 v Tamworth

The Town’s Sunday 2nd XI could only post 133 all out in the 40th over, a score that Tamworth eased past with some 8 overs to spare in the side’s first 40 overs a side friendly match of the season. For the Town, James Nason top scored with 27, Dave Edmunds 25, whilst debutant, Anante, made 15 and number 10, Chris Beech 21. Tamworth’s Gray was the most successful bowler taking 3-12 off his 8 overs. The hosts soon found themselves reeling at 19-2 but a 91 run 4th wicket partnership between Kinson 45 not out and Flower 48 not out saw Tamworth home with ease, as they reached 136-3. Of the 8 Town bowlers used, only three managed to chalk up a wicket each – openers Pranay Turlapati and Andy Smith, whilst colt Phil Edmonds took the third.

LOSS: 05/06/2011 v Attock

Like their 1st XI counterparts, the Town 2’s came unstuck against Attock in their 40 overs a side Warwickshire Sunday League clash. They posted 188-6 with in form Mark Stranks hitting 47, the ever youthful Mark Deeley 44 and 15 year old colt Sid Hegde making 44 as Javed took 3-23. However, Attock reached 190-4with Rupak leading the way with an unbeaten 42 after Awan had made 42 and Taz 35. Four Town bowlers – Ant Kerry, Roger Kelsey and colts Charlie Stranks and James Alty each claimed a wicket.

LOSS: 26/06/2011 v Water Orton

A superb century from Town’s opener Mark Stranks was not enough to secure the Sunday 2’s victory as they were unable to defend 207-6 , losing the match in the last over. Stranks blasted 14 boundaries and a six in his superb knock of 106 not out – even more impressive in the hot sunny weather conditions. Steve Kelley had chipped in 31 as he and Stranks shared in a 69 run second wicket partnership. Water Orton slumped to 53-5 before Glastonbury made 53 got the side back on track with the run chase. Fielders and bowlers toiled in the heat and despite the efforts of spinner Andy Smith who took a season’s best of 4-26 and Roger Kelsey 3-42. Orton had Woofenden 42 not out to thank as he hit the running runs in the last over in a tense finish as they reached 208-9. Peebles and colt Charlie Stranks took the other wickets to fall.

WIN: 03/07/2011 v Walmley

In an exciting climax to their 40 overs a side Warwickshire Sunday League encounter, the Town 2’s came away victors by 3 runs against Walmley after posting 193-9. Mark Stranks continued his season’s fine run with the bat as he scored another 50. Colt Jeremy Howard added 25 – his best Senior score whilst Tom East chipped in with 20 and Steve Kelley 21. Walmley’s Zairab took 4-13 and Woods 2-39. In reply, Zairab made 51 to complete a fine all round day for him, whilst McDonald made 38 and Hall 36. However, the Town bowlers held their nerves at the death and managed to restrict Walmley to 190-9 after Roger Kelsey had taken 4-49, colt James Kettle 2-33 whilst fellow colts Howard and Charlie Stranks picked up a wicket a piece.

LOSS: 10/07/2011 v Hunningham

The Town 2’s were undone by the weather as they lost out by 7 wickets to Hunningham in another rain reduced match. The Town batted first and posted 173 in their 40 overs as Andy Dadswell made a fine 71 as he hit 12 boundaries and a six and shared in a 99 run 6th partnership with 13 year old Jarrod Lane who hit a superb 23 as Ashington took 3-17 and Hills 3-18 for Hunningham. Their total was reduced and they reached 109-3 to win the match as Bowman made 61 despite the efforts of Roger Kelsey who took 2-31 and Jack Howard 1-28.

LOSS: 17/07/2011 v Kenilworth Wardens

In a reversal of fortunes, the Town 2’s were soundly thrashed by the Wardens second string losing their match by 167 runs. Wardens put on 218-6 with Jayesh hitting 52, Nelesh 37 and Hastub 33 not out despite a super 4-36 from Town’s spinner Roger Kelsey after 15 year old starlet Jack Howard had taken 1-22 and James Alty 1-49. The Town innings went downhill rapidly losing their first wicket first ball of the run chase and never recovered from being 12-4 inside 5 overs. Only Mark Stranks 13 and Tom East unbeaten on 12 managed to reach double figures as the side were bowled out for a paltry 51. Dipesh took 3-6, Hitesh 3-12, Jayesh 2-13 and Kastubh 2-15 as they showed they were the superior side.

LOSS: 24/07/2011 v Harborne

Harborne 2’s completed a Warwickshire Sunday League double as they too defeated their Town counterparts. The Town 2’s posted 171-6 after Ant Kerry top scored with an unbeaten 47 in which he hit 3 sixes and 5 boundaries, Mark Stranks made 46 with 4 boundaries and Tom East 26. Harkhan took 2-24 whilst there was a wicket a piece for Harborne’s Keogh, Reynolds and Adams. Harborne reached 175-3 with 2 overs to spare after Adams had made 50 but it was left to Benson unbeaten with 48 and 30 not out from Harkhan to see Harborne to the winning post despite 2-40 from Town’s veteran Ali Peebles and 1-36 from Jaesh Naik.

WIN: 31/07/2011 v Highwood Park

The Sunday 2’s enjoyed a 35 run win in their friendly clash with Highwood Park. The Town posted 200-6 thanks to Mark Stranks who hit 57, Steve Kelley 53 and 23 from Nigel Thompson as Gaskell took 3-43 and Russell 2-24. In reply despite 69 from Alsopp, Russell’s 23 and 21 from West, Highwood Park were bowled out for 165 as Theo McBrien took 3-19, Charlie Stranks 3-24, Ali Peebles 2-18 and Roger Kelsey 2-26 for the Town.

WIN: 14/08/2011 v Lichfield Nomads

Diminutive 14 year old, Jarrod Lane, was the Town starlet on show as he made an unbeaten and his maiden Senior half century when he hit a skilful 55 not out hitting 6 boundaries in the process as the Town 2’s successfully chased down the Lichfield Nomads 140-8 in their 40 overs a side friendly encounter. Lane added 77 for the 2nd wicket with Mark Stranks 37 whilst Jeremy Simmonds chipped in with 10 at the death as the side won with 4 overs to spare ending the day on 141-5. Fittingly, it was Lane who hit the winning runs after Collins had taken 2-11 and Fearon 2-19. Earlier, Nomads had Gorton 39 and Fearon 23 to thank for reaching their total as Roger Kelsey took 4-19 with his variations, Charlie Stranks 2-20 whilst Lewis Phillips and Anthony Kerry took a wicket each but it was a day to remember for young Lane.

LOSING DRAW: 21/08/2011 v Stockton

The Town 2’s match against Stockton was a draw after Stockton made 249-4 thanks to a superb performance by Lee Golding who ran riot with the bat as he smashed an unbelievable 151 not out smashing 16 boundaries and 3 sixes after Ward had made 33 and Choudry 29. The Town who were two recognised bowlers short toiled despite a solid start. Jaesh Naik took a superb 1-14 from 8 overs whilst Andy Smith took 2-45 after conceding frugal 11 runs from his first 5 overs and fellow spinner Roger Kelsey 1-36. Nail and Mark Deeley put on 137 for the first wicket chasing. Naik made his Senior career best with 43 as he hit 2 boundaries and a six as Deeley went onto make 93. However, it was Town’s 14 year old Danny Boneham who had a day to remember in his Senior debut hitting a confident and unbeaten 24 with 5 boundaries as well as earlier taking a steepler of a catch on the boundary as the Town ended the day on 197-6 after Choundry had taken 4-29 for the hosts.

LOSS: 04/09/2011 v Broughton

In an exciting climax, Broughton edged to victory by 1 wicket and 7 balls to spare after the Town 2’s had posted 159-9 in their 40 overs a side friendly encounter. Andy Dadswell top scored with a fine 46 whilst Matt Bolshaw made 32 and Mark Stranks chipped in with 16 as Crowhurst took 4-15 for the visitors. In reply, Hodgetts 41 not out led Broughton to victory in a tense finish after Granger and Lisle had made 18 each. Young Jack Howard took 3-29 from his 8 overs and Charlie Stranks a frugal 2-10 off his 8 overs. Old timer, Anthony Kerry took 2-25 whilst Jeremy Kettle and Bolshaw claimed a wicket a piece but Broughton ended the day on 160-9 to take the match honours.

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.

2011: Saturday 1st XI reports

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 King’s 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 & West Warwicks

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 King’s 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.

LOSING DRAW: 30/07/2011 v Olton & West Warwicks

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.

2011: Saturday 2nd XI Reports

WIN: 16/04/2011 v Norton Lindsey

Centurions, Richard Strange and Lewis Phillips were the stars on show that helped secure the Town Saturday 2nd XI a 115 run win against Norton Lindsey as the side posted 283-2 in their 40 overs in this friendly clash. The pair were in superb early season form as they put on 180 for the 1st wicket with Strange notching a workmanlike 113 in which he hit 13 boundaries and four sixes. Not to be outdone, Phillips batted superbly to post his maiden century as he made 104. He brought up his memorable achievement with a huge six. His innings saw the ball despatched to the boundary on 17 occasions as well as lofting two sixes over the ropes. Debutant, Neil Goodman, chipped in with an unbeaten 26 whilst Simon Lee made 22 not out. Fell and Rogers were the Norton wicket takers. In reply, despite the best efforts of Berry 49, Andrews 31 not out and Richardson 23, Norton Lindsey could only muster 168-7 in reply. The wickets were shared by 5 Town bowlers with colt Theo McBrien and veteran, Ali Peebles, taking 2 each whilst there was a wicket a piece for Rob Heath, Goodman and Andy Kennell.

WIN: 23/04/2011 v Wellesbourne

The Town 2’s enjoyed a comfortable 51 run win in their 40 overs a side friendly clash after posting 181-8. Mark Deeley hit a solid 69, Pranay Turlapti 41 and Mark Stranks 23 for the Town. Wellesbourne could only muster 130 all out as wickets were shared about. Pick of the Town attack was Andy Kennell whose left arm spinners accounted for 3-20, whilst colt Jaesh Naik took 2-25, seamers Tom Kane 2-15 and colt George Boylin 1-18 whilst two sharp run outs by veteran Ali Peebles claimed the remaining two Wellesbourne wickets.

LOSS: 30/04/2011 v Harborne

Harborne 2’s proved just a little bit too strong for the Town 2’s as they won by 24 runs in an entertaining game. Harborne posted 254-7 thanks to opener Easter who made 74 and Shirley 41 but number 7, Yosuf, blasted his way to 81. Tom Kane took the bowling plaudits with 3-33 off his 9 overs whilst there was a wicket a piece for colts Jaesh Naik and Phil Edmonds, and one for skipper Andy Kennell. Chasing, the Town put on 105 for the first wicket as Richard Strange made 35 and Edmonds 48. Nigel Thompson made his maiden half century of the season with 55, Stuart Dalrymple 37 and Gregg Peebles 22 but their efforts were in vain as the Town closed on 230-7. Easter took 3-60 and Yosuf 2-21 for the hosts.

WIN: 07/05/2011 v Aston Unity

A solid all round performance in the field, with the ball and the bat helped the Town 2’s to victory as they chased down Aston Unity’s score of 201-6 with 3 overs to spare to record a 3 wicket win. Unity’s skipper, Gubby, top scored with 82, Hart made 33 not out whilst Rashid hit 25, Sturney 20 and Potten 13 as the spin duo of Andy Kennell 3-33 and Andy Smith 3-59 claimed all the wickets in their tidy spells. Smith’s first ball of the League season accounted for the opener being caught and bowled when the score was on 52. Good fielding assisted the bowlers. Replying the Town 2’s started well as Richard Strange made 20 and Mark Stranks 23 but it turned out to be a crucial 92 run 3rd wicket partnership between Mark Deeley 48 – with 6 x 4 and 1 x 6 and Lewis Phillips 39 – 6 x 4 that set the side on course for victory. However, as the rain beckoned the side lost 3 quick wickets after Simon Lee had posted a tidy 22 when the side were 15 runs short of the target. However, it was left to colts Tom Pope and Pat Howard who hit the winning runs with an equisite cover drive to the boundary to take the side to 204-7 and victory with 3 overs to spare in a nervy ending despite the efforts of Unity’s Rashid who took 3-45 from his 11 overs and Struman 3-24 from his 10 overs. Kenilworth 20 points Aston Unity 7 points.

WIN: 14/05/2011 v North Warwickshire

The Town 2’s outplayed North Warwicks as they secured a comfortable and impressive 10 wicket win after dismissing the visitors for 153 and like their 1st XI counterparts made it 2 wins out of 2 league games played with a good fielding and bowling display and continued with a solid batting display. Only North Warwick’s skipper, Stonehouse, provided much resistance with an obdurate 48 as colts Tom Pope took 2-23 and Pat Howard 2-18, whilst Tom Kane claimed 2-28, Andy Kennell 2-26 and Andy Smith 1-31. Mark Deeley was in sublime form behind the sticks taking two superb catches. He then teamed up with Richard Strange and within 29 overs the pair had passed the winning post and reach 154-0. Deeley made 68 not out hitting 11 boundaries, whilst Strange hit 10 boundaries in his unbeaten 66 and fittingly smashed a 6 out of the ground to bring the winning runs for the Town in an early finish.

LOSS: 21/05/2011 v Massey Ferguson

The Town 2’s suffered a last over defeat despite posting 218-7 with Mark Stranks top scoring with a fine 88 as he hit 9 boundaries. Stuart Dalrymple added 53 with 8 x 4 and colt Pat Howard was unbeaten on 38. Questionable umpiring decisions aided the Massey cause but Ali batted well for a match winning 79 not out after Amrinder had made 30 and Niaz 33. They reached 219-6 in the final over despite the best efforts of Tom Pope’s 2-40, veteran Ali Peebles whose 15 overs were rewarded with 2-58 whilst Dalrymple took a wicket.

LOSING DRAW: 28/05/2011 v Solihull Blossomfield

In a day for the batsmen, Blossomfield managed to get the better of the day in this drawn game. They posted 264-8 as James made 68, Seifas 46, Forbes and Lewis 42 each, whilst spinning colt Phil Edmonds snapped up 5-42 with an impressive spell of bowling. George Boylin, Rob Heath and Ali Peebles were the other wicket takers. Replying, Town’s Richard Strange 46 and Mark Stranks 61 made a good start. A few quick wickets then fell before Heath made a solid unbeaten 50 as the side ended the day on 207-8. Jaivad took 5-40 and Stott 2-61 for the visitors.

WINNING DRAW: 04/06/2011 v Fillongley

A superb century from Stuart Dalrymple was the performance of the day as he blasted 119 with 20 boundaries and 2 sixes in the Town 2’s total of 243-6. He and Lewis Phillips 56 put on 160 runs for the 3rd wicket. Simon Lee chipped in with an unbeaten 39. In reply, Fillongley clung on to reach 227-9 and draw the match as the last pair remained steadfast after Colkin had earlier made 85 and Kerr 58. Colt Phil Edmonds took 4-83, whilst skipper Andy Kennell claimed 2-29. Dalrymple and colt George Boylin were the other wicket takers on a day that the Town were the better of the two sides.

LOSS: 11/06/2011 v Solihull Municipal

The 2nds came unstuck on a poor wicket to lose the match by 2 wickets at Solihull Municipal. The posted 142-9 on a difficult track with Mark Stranks top scoring with 55 and colt Matt Bolshaw 25 as Stanley took 4-35 and Alkton 3-32 for the hosts. Municipal also struggled with the pitch conditions but Roslyn made 57 and Bissett 22 as they sneaked over the winning line on 143-8. Town’s Andy Kennell took 3-20 whilst there was a wicket each for Tom Kane and colts Bolshaw, George Boylin and Phil Edmonds.

WINNING DRAW: 25/06/2011 v Corley

The Town 2’s had a solid performance against Corley as they posted 266-7 as Stuart Dalrymple made 58, Mark Stranks 50, colt Phil Edmonds 46 not out, colt Matt Bolshaw 35 and Lewis Phillips 27. However, Corley held out for a draw as they limped to 147-8 with Greenwood making 45 and Evans 34. Tom Kane was impressive with the ball for the Town as he claimed 2-36 whilst Bolshaw chipped in with 2-5 in his short burst. Edmonds, Ali Peebles, Andy Kennell and Dalrymple chipped in with a wicket each but the Corley tail remained steadfast to cling on for a draw in a match that the Town were the stronger with fine all round performances with both the bat and the ball.

LOSS: 02/07/2011 v Marston Green

The Town 2’s suffered a last over defeat despite posting a very creditable 261-5 with Mark Deeley top scoring with a fine 77. He and colt Phil Edmonds 45, put on 110 for the 1st wicket. Stuart Dalrymple added 29, colt Pat Howard 28 not out and Lewis Phillips 24 as Green’s Ul Haq took 2-50. In reply, Ul Haq got the run chase off positively as he made 68. Rogers chipped in with 66 but it was Mirza that Green had to thank as he made an unbeaten 53 to see them to the winning post and end the day on 263-6 with 5 balls of the match remaining despite the best efforts of Town’s skipper, Andy Kennell who claimed 3-34.

WIN: 09/07/2011 v Knowle Village

The Town 2’s had a good all round performance to beat Knowle by 6 wickets and 8 overs to spare. The Town bowlers and fielders worked well in unison to restrict Knowle to 168-8 as skipper Andy Kennell led the way with a fine 3-16 whilst Tom Kane took 2-33 and Warwickshire over 60’s player, Ali Peebles, snapped up 2-28 as Knowle’s Kevin Perfect top scored with 35 and Peregrine Whitfield made 33. Chasing the target, in form opener, Mark Stranks 65* and 17 year old Phil Edmonds 44 put on 91 for the first wicket to set up the Town for solid and much deserved win. It was left to Stranks and colt Rob Gardner 11 not out to pass the winning post as the side reached 170-4 with ease, despite the efforts of Knowle’s Nelson who took 2-37.

WIN: 23/07/2011 v North Warwickshire

The Town 2’s had a comprehensive 136 run win at North Warwick as Stuart Dalrymple was the player of the match for a fine all round performance. He helped the side post 228-9 as he hit a fine 72 from the number three berth. Marks Stranks made 56, Rob Gardner 54 and Pat Howard 22 in the Town’s total whilst Richard Stonehouse claimed 5-44, Sam Wotherspoon took 2-51 and Luke Tredwell 2-36 for the hosts. In reply, North Warwick were skittled out for 92 inside 28 overs as Dalrymple ran riot with the ball to claim a superb 5-3 after seamers had struck with Matt Bolshaw taking 2-10, Lewis Phillips 2-45 and Tom Pope 1-16 despite a solid 42 from Richard Sims before he became one of Dalrymple’s victims.

WIN: 30/07/2011 v Massey Ferguson

The Town 2’s soundly thrashed Division 2 leaders Massey Ferguson by 10 wickets as the side reached 191-0 when Town’s Rupesh Sarvankar hit a sublime 131 not out and Mark Deeley 45 not out inside 29 overs to chase down the Massey score of 188-10. Sarvankar hit 20 boundaries in his innings and Deeley 5 boundaries. Earlier, skipper Andy Kennell led the bowling honours with 3-26 whilst Phil Edmonds took 2-25, Sarvankar 2-36. There was a wicket each for veteran Ali Peebles and Tom Kane. Only, Massey’s Ahmed made a score of note as he made 46.

LOSING DRAW: 06/08/2011 v Solihull Blossomfield

The Town 2’s were unable to chase down their Solihull Blossomfield counterparts who posted 209-5 thanks to a fine 92 from first teamer, Bevins. Forbes made 47 not out and Seifaj 41 in their total as Andy Kennell took 2-48 along with Tom Pope 1-37 and a frugal 1-7 from 7 overs from Matt Bolshaw. The Town’s reply was also affected which meant they had just 39 overs. Mark Stranks made 47, Michael Faulkner 29 whilst colts George Boylin chipped in with 12 and Charlie Stranks 10 not out as the side ended the day on 133-6 after Shiravastara had taken 4-40 and Reeksmith 2-30.

WIN: 13/08/2011 v Rugby

Lewis Phillips equalled the highest score by a batsman in the Club’s history and hit the largest individual score ever seen at the Club’s Warwick Road ground as he made an incredible and stunning 180 in the 2nd XI’s Warwickshire Cricket League Division 2 clash against Rugby. He helped the side post 320-3 who then went onto enjoy a 193 run win, as Rugby were skittled out for 127. Phillips put on 207 with Mark Stranks 34 for the first wicket as he ran riot with the bat, plundering 30 boundaries and 2 sixes to equal Matt Hone’s not out score that was set in the 2009 season. Rob Gardner hit 25 and then Guy Pearson posted 45 not out and Michael Faulkner 12 not out as they added 57 runs in their unbroken 4th wicket stand to lift the Town to their heady total. Rugby were no match despite the efforts of Milson 26, Cochrane 26, Parker 35 and 20 from Suganthanubans as veteran seamer Ali Peebles took 5-29 off 10.3 overs taking the last two wickets with consecutive balls to wrap up the match in the Town’s favour. Earlier, Jaesh Naik had taken 3-30 whilst Tom Pope and Pete Alty chipped in with a wicket a piece for the Town. However, the day belonged to Phillips for his superb performance.

LOSING DRAW: 20/08/2011 v Fillongley

A lacklustre Town 2’s performance gave Fillongley the majority of the points in their drawn game. Fillongley posted 248-7 with Gale hitting 69 and Taylor 57 not out, after Gardner had earlier hit 42 and Skelding 37 as Pete Alty took 2-56, Ali Peebles 2-72 and Andy Kennell 2-47 whilst Jaesh Naik took the other wicket to fall. Apart from Steve Kelley who held the Town innings together after they had slumped to 19-5, no other batsmen troubled the scorers as Rose took 3-15, Brown 2-43 and Tregonning 2-26 as the Town ended the day on a paltry 125-8.

MATCH ABANDONED: 27/08/2011 v Solihull Municipal

The Town’s match against Solihull Municipal was abandoned after 34 overs when the Town looked well set on 134-2 as Michael Faulkner had made 55 and Ben Whidbourne 42. But rain intervened and set in meaning that the match had to be called off.

WIN: 29/08/2011 v Pak Shaheen

Pak Shaheen were put to the sword by the Town 2’s who cruised to a 9 wicket win thanks to Rupesh Sarvankar who blasted a superb unbeaten 92 as he hit 11 boundaries and 4 sixes in his quickfire quality innings. The Town’s easily chased down Shaheen’s 145 all out, facing only 22 overs in reply, to end on 147-1 after Andy Kennell had earlier taken 3-19, Matt Bolshaw 3-36 and Ben Whidbourne 2-30 for the Town. Raja was the only Shaheen batsman of note as he posted an unbeaten 46. It was a fine all round Town performance that brought them an easy victory.

WIN: 03/09/2011 v Corley

The Town 2’s had their second successive easy win, this time it was Corley who suffered as they could only post 103 as Rupesh Sarvankar took 4-4, George Boylin 3-25, Jaesh Naik 2-28 and leggy Matt Watts who took 1-7 off his 7 overs. The Town cruised to victory inside 16 overs to easily reach 104-2 as Mark Stranks made 35 and Sarvankar 31 with extras adding 21 runs.

LOSS: 10/09/2011 v Marston Green

High flying Marston Green had their tidy bowling unit to thank for their 7 wicket win as the Town 2’s could only post 109-10 in 46.4 overs faced. Their batsmen then eased to 113-3 with 15 overs to spare. Only Andy Dadswell with a 57 ball 39 in which he hit 5 boundaries and Mark Stranks with a patient 100 ball 28 reached double figures whilst the others toiled against the Green attack as Mirza took 4-27 from his 11 overs, Ulhaq 3-21 from 11 and Meek 2-19 from his 12 overs. In reply, Green reached 100 before they lost their first wicket and two more on 109 – all to Andy Smith who ended the day on 3-15 as Aulja hit 67 and Rogers 34 but the Town had left it far too late. Smith had Richard Strange to thank as he two outfield catches yet the day belonged to Marston Green.

LOSS: 17/09/2011 v Knowle Village

The Town 2’s ended their season on a disappointing note with a 7 wicket defeat at Knowle Village, who retained their Division 2 status for 2012 as a result. The Town 2’s had reliable Mark Stranks to thank for reaching this score as he hit a solid 65 that included 10 boundaries, whilst Chris Prophet hit a high flying 43. Rupesh Sarvankar chipped in with 18 whilst Roger Kelsey added an unbeaten 11. The Knowle bowling unit was impressive as Langford took 3-34 from 14 tidy overs, Kurusala 3-21 and Belt 1-40. In reply, after a tentative start Knowle eased to 168-3 with 11 overs to spare as Lewis hit 56, Stafford and Langford both posting 41 a piece. Only George Boylin 1-37 and Matt Watts 1-39 were the successful Town bowlers.