COVENTRY & North Warwickshire slipped to a 42-run defeat at the hands of Leamington in the Birmingham & District Second Division at Binley Road on Saturday.
The home side won the toss and elected to put their opponents in to bat first and 74 not out from Robert Williams helped the league leaders reach at total of 190 from 55 overs.
An early Luke Reeves dismissal for a duck was perhaps a sign of things to come as Coventry struggled with the bat in the heat and could only reply with 148 all out.
The results sees Coventry drop to eighth in the table level on points with Water Orton.
In the Warwickshire League Premier Division, Bablake Old Boys leapfrogged Olton into fifth thanks to a one-wicket victory over their rivals.
The visitors got off to a good start after being put in to bat first but bowler Thomas Cowley was in good form and picked up six wickets as Olton could only reach 76 from 45 overs.
Bablake made hard work of their reply with Mark Eames top scoring with just 21 but they managed to hit back with 77 for 9 from 28 overs to claim the win.
In Division One, Standard recorded back-to-back victories after beating Ambleside by 65 runs.
The home side were put in to bat first and reached a total of 128 all out from 47 overs with Steve Vaughan and Thomas Alcock joint-top scoring with 22.
It looked like an achievable target for Ambleside but the visitors struggled with the bat and could only reply with 63 before they were bowled all out as Vaughan picked up four wickets and five maidens from 15 overs.
Elsewhere in Division One, Highway (140 all out) lost by five wickets to Solihull Municipal (141 for 5).
Massey Ferguson (170 all out) moved up to third in Division Two thanks to a comfortable 46-run win at home to Weoley Hill (124 all out).
And in Division Three Dunlop (131 all out) defeated North Warwickshire (112 for 9) by 19 runs to move up to third in the table.
Luke Reeves takes the long walk home after being bowled by Leamington’s Tom Warner for a duck in the first ball of their innings. Picture by Jon Mullis 23.014.010.cov.jm1
Grant Thornton bowls to Steve French. Picture by Jon Mullis 23.014.010.cov.jm5