18th Oct, 2017

Coventry & North Warwickshire hold Sutton Coldfield for a draw

Steve Carpenter 28th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire picked up eight points and remain two points behind fifth-placed Shifnal after drawing at home to Sutton Coldfield in the Birmingham League Second Division.

After winning the toss, the visitors elected to bat first and that proved to be the correct decision with Lee Thomason (82) and Mark Guest (66) helping Sutton Coldfield to 253 for 4 from 55 overs.

Thomason’s impressive innings included two sixes and eight fours as the visitors put themselves in a solid position and Manbir Johal was the pick of the bowlers after taking three wickets from 11 overs while conceding 44 runs.

Coventry’s reply got off to a poor start with the opening four batsmen scoring just seven runs between them as the hosts struggled to 12-4.

Harry Horsley steadied the ship for Coventry by scoring 62 not out as the Sutton Coldfield bowlers struggled to find wickets and Coventry were able to scrape out a draw by scoring 145 for 8 from 55 overs.

In the Warwickshire League Premier Division, Bablake Old Boys moved to within nine points of fifth-placed Bedworth thanks to a convincing 183-run victory at Four Oaks Saints on Saturday.

The visitors won the toss first and after electing to bat they set their opponents a tough target of 262 for 5 from 50 overs, with Naylor top scoring with 82 and he was supported by Pyott’s innings of 65.

And the hosts struggled with the bat by scoring just 79 before they were bowled all out after just 29 overs.


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