September 27th, 2016

Bablake Old Boys up to fifth after Kenilworth win

BABLAKE Old Boys moved up to fifth in the Warwickshire League Premier Division after consigning Kenilworth to their fifth defeat in six matches.

A five-wicket defeat on Saturday leaves Kenilworth languished at the foot of the table whilst Bablake move to within five points off fourth-placed Olton.

Batting first, Kenilworth posted 166 for 10 and had in-form Tom Booker to thanks for posting a solid 40 by hitting eight boundaries.

And he was supported by keeper Mike Watts who top scored for Kenilworth with 45.

Bablake’s Thomas Cowley was the pick of the visiting bowlers after taking five wickets and conceding 43 runs in just 12 overs.

Bablake coasted to the target with 10 overs to spare reaching 167-5 as Azhar Ali hit 47 and Clarke McCallum scored 32 not out sharing in a match winning fifth wicket partnership of 56.

Ed Ruswa was the pick of Kenilworth’s bowling attack claiming 3 wickets and conceding 37 runs whilst there was a wicket a piece for Ian Baker and Jorjeet Singh but their efforts were in vain.

In the Birmingham League Second Division, Coventry & North Warwickshire fell to a six wicket defeat on the road at league leaders Bridgnorth.

The hosts elected to put their opponents in to bat first after winning the toss and that ha orginally looked like a bad decision as Jonathan Miles hit a superb 121 and Jack Horsley helped out with 56 as Coventry were bowled all out for 254.

David Exall was the pick of the Bridgnorth bowlers after taking five wickets and conceding 75 runs from 17 overs.

And the hosts were equally as impressive with the bat as Ryan Lockley led the way with 115 not out and he was well supported by Simon Gregory as Bridgnorth hit back with 257 for four to take an impressive win.

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