7th Dec, 2016

Defeats for Coventry & North Warwickshire and Bablake Old Boys

Steve Carpenter 31st May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire are still searching for their first victory of the 2016 season after losing by 59 runs at home to Old Elizabethans in the Birmingham League Division One.

After winning the toss, the hosts elected to put their opponents in to bat first and that proved to be a bad decision after opener Nasir Jamshaid hit a superb 124 from 134, which included 16 fours, as they reached 268 for 6 from their 50 overs.

Jonathan Miles was the pick of the bowlers after taking three wickets and conceding 61 runs from ten overs.

In their replay, Coventry struggled to create any momentum and despite Amrinder Singh Brar top-scoring with 66, the hosts could only reach 209 before they were bowled all out after 42.4 overs.

Elsewhere, Bablake endured another tough afternoon as they fell to a heavy 88 run away loss at the hands of promotion chasing Olton & WW.

Bablake captain Tom Cowley won the toss and put Olton into bat. Gary Hawkins top scored for the home side with 42, a team innings in which all 10 required batsman reached double figures in their total of 237 for 8.

Wickets were evenly spread amongst the bowlers with Azhar Ali shining once again with figures of 12-2-33-3.

Ali was then forced into action shortly into the batting innings after Bablake were reduced to 17-3 early on. His 52 the only notable score in a total of 149. Next up for the Old Boys is Rugby away this Saturday, in which they will be looking to turn two cup wins last Sunday into a victory in the league.