27th Jul, 2021

Hot-shot Higgins makes it a perfect month for Coventry & NW

Ben Tyler 28th Jun, 2021

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire rounded off a perfect month by securing a fifth win from five in June in a 45-run victory over Moseley Ashfield.

Vikram Sodhi’s side were dismissed for 187 at Binley Road in the Warwickshire League Premier Division fixture, but saw out the visitors inside 45 overs to stay third in the table.

After Moseley Ashfield opted to field first, the hosts were somewhat off the boil after slipping to 41-5, with Patrick O’Driscoll (2-30) picking up two wickets for his troubles.

There was reprieve for Coventry & NW however, when middle-order duo Marco Higgins (80) and Toby Palmer (18) combined for a stand of 88 to get their side on the right track.

While Palmer was gone by the sixth wicket, Manbir Johal (21) provided useful support to the home side’s talisman, before Coventry were shot down by Sultan Afsal’s (3-35) late bowling show.

The Birmingham side initially struggled in reply after falling to a 32-3 score, before Salahudin Khan (55) and skipper Oliver Thomas (40) put the hosts to the sword with a fourth-wicket partnership of 83.

However, with both removed from the crease by 128-6, Toby Palmer (2-24) and Mathew Nobes (3-10) swept up the remaining Moseley Ashfield batsmen to secure another impressive win.

Next up, Coventry visit Streetly, fifth, on Saturday.

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