20th Oct, 2019

Coventry & NW brush aside Bedworth in WCCL Premier Division

Ben Tyler 13th Aug, 2019

HALF-CENTURIES by Taran Toor and Vaibhav Panwar handed Coventry & North Warwickshire a third-successive win in the Warwickshire County League Premier Division, after beating Bedworth by 67 runs.

Hosts Bedworth were unable to match the 234 score set by Coventry and were bowled out in the 39th over after managing just 168 runs for their efforts.

Batting first after winning the toss, Coventry got up and running with an opening partnership of 59 between Matthew Naylor (12) and Toor (52), with the latter smashing four balls into the boundary until his dismissal at 123-4.

Number five Panwar caused more frustration for the Bedworth bowlers when hitting a quickfire 62 from just 40 balls, until his dismissal by Inderpal Singh Nandra (5-57), who claimed a five-for to end the visitors’ innings.

Bedworth fell to 30-3 after a couple of early wickets for Manbir Johal (3-41), though the loss of key top order players in Ryan Parnell (5), Heath Parnell (2) and Griegan French (13) was a setback that the hosts were unable to recover from.

The arrival of Kyle Taylor (44) at number six helped revive the innings somewhat for Bedworth, but he was only able to drag his side to a score of 164-9 before his dismissal by Greg Ricketts.

Andrew Ashby (17) was the final player to head into the pavilion after being stumped by Martyn Glover from a Panwar (3-16) delivery, as Coventry & NW wrapped up a comprehensive victory.

Coventry stay in fourth, making up ground on third-placed Attock who did not play following an abandonment, with out-of-form Rugby the visitors in Saturday’s (noon) fixture.

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