September 30th, 2016

Victory for high scoring Coventry

Updated: 4:53 pm, May 07, 2015

COVENTRY & Warwickshire scored the highest score of the day in the Birmingham League Second Division after racing to 295 at Water Orton.

Matt Pickering high scored with 67 and Luke Reeves chipped in 44. Water Orton’s Grant Roscorla topped that with 72 but Henry Horsley’s 6 for 34 proved crucial for Coventry as the home side were toppled for 154.

In the Warwickshire League, BABLAKE Old Boys picked up maximum points after recording a comfortable five-wicket win at home to Hampton & Solihull in the Premier Division.

Hampton won the toss and elected to bat but it proved to be the wrong decision as the visitors were bowled all out for just 67 from 41 overs.

In the battle between the two Coventry clubs in Division One, it was Standard who narrowly came out on top thanks to a three-wicket win at home to Highway.

A superb 114 not out by Matt McCarthy helped Highway reach a total of 216 from 50 overs but it was a team effort from Standard, with Andy Jones hitting 40 and Steve Vaughan scoring 71 that enabled them to reach 219 for 7 with just one over spare.

In Division Two, Massey Ferguson (269 for 7) settled for a winning draw at home to Knowle & Dorridge (143 for 8) to move up to seventh in the table.

Charles Wale scored 71 runs as Hunningham set Dunlop a target of 183 from 50 overs in their Division Three clash.

But Dunlop were bowled all out for 104 after just 13 overs with Ed Russell picking up five wickets from 12 overs.

And in Division Four, Star Alvis (134 for 7) got the better of Coventry rivals Peugeot (133 all out).

Azhar Ali for Massey. 21.014.012.cov.jm6

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