September 28th, 2016

Coventry & North Warwickshire remain third from bottom after Harborne draw

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire remain third from bottom in the Birmingham League Division One after coming away from Harborne with 14 points following a winning draw on Saturday.

After winning the toss, Coventry elected to bat first and they made a solid start by reaching 116 for 3 before Amrinder Singh Brar top-scored for the visitors with a half century (57) which extended the lead to 164 for 4.

Matthew Clements (33) and Tony Bristow (35 not out) both did well to add to the score through the back order as Coventry reached respectable 236 for 7 from their 55 overs.

Alex Pyecroft was the pick of the bowlers for Harborne after taking three wickets and conceding 56 runs from 15 overs and he was helped out by Tim Holland (2 for 57).

Harry Horsley picked up the early wicket of Warwick Paul but fellow Tom Arnold (45) and Alex Perry (53) steadied the ship for Harborne as they reached 136 for 3.

Jonathan Miles went on to collect four wickets as the home side score d200 for 7 from 51 overs with their reply being hampered by the rain.

A 58-run victory at home to Ambleside moved Bablake Old Boys up to third from bottom in the Warwickshire Premier League.

Bablake scored 160 before they were bowled all out from 48.2 overs and Ambleside struggled with the bat in their reply as they reached 102 before they were bowled all out from 41.2 overs.

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