STUDLEY kept their nerve amid a late flurry of wickets to defeat hosts Ambleside by one wicket in Saturday’s Warwickshire League Premier Division fixture.
Basement side Ambleside had been dismissed for 142 and Studley looked well placed at 114-3, only for wickets to tumble, but last pair Chris Regan (16no) and Luke Deeprose (1no) saw them home in the 43rd over.
Deeprose had been the hero with the ball, taking 5-38 in 10.2 overs, with Josh Gandy taking 2-38 in his 12 overs.
Skipper Brandon Miller (37), Jack Williams (24) and Luke Davis (21) gave Studley a steady start but the innings stuttered until the last pair guided them home.
Studley, who now lie fifth in the table, entertain Highway Spartans on Saturday.
An excellent bowling and fielding display provided the platform for Studley 2nds to secure a 72-run home win against Solihull Blossomfield in Division Eight West.
Studley captain Chris Moss felt their total of 171 all out was 30 runs short but the bowlers stepped up to the challenge to seal a 24-point success.
Moss finished with 5-28 off his ten overs and Callum Amos took 2-24 to dismiss Bloss for 99 in 39 overs.
Having been put into bat, Bash Bashir (50) and Moss (31) shared a 50 stand and Richard Lewis produced some lusty blows for 27 before a late collapse halted their progress.
Moss said: “At the break I thought we were 30 runs short if I am honest, although Bashy batted great for his 50.
“The way in which the lads fielded and bowled was special. The tight bowling and superb fielding meant it became very hard to score and this led to wickets falling.
“To bowl a decent side out for 99 on a good wicket is a great effort. Every player put in 110 per cent and that’s the reason we won and are having a good season.”
The second placed 2nds go to Continental Star on Saturday.