September 26th, 2016

Studley well beaten but 2nds remain top of the pile

Studley well beaten but 2nds remain top of the pile Studley well beaten but 2nds remain top of the pile

STUDLEY dropped to ninth in the Warwickshire League Premier Division after a 144-run defeat at Olton & West Warwickshire on Saturday.

The hosts batted first and opener Zaid Joseph made 101 to lead them to 245-6 off 48 overs, with Andy Rhodes (2-37) the pick of the bowlers.

Jack Williams’ 23 was the highest score in the visitors’ reply of 101 all out and Studley will aim to produce a better performance when they host Kings Heath on Saturday.

STUDLEY 2nds remain top of Division Eight West following a winning draw at home to Walmley 4ths on Saturday.

With rain threatening, skipper Chris Moss won the toss and put the visitors in and seven overs were lost, which would come off the Studley innings.

Walmley totalled 216-4 off their 45 overs thanks largely to a rapid unbeaten 48 from Padraig Woods, with Callum Amos (2-57) leading the way in the wicket-taking stakes.

Studley’s reply was based around a 60-run partnership for the third wicket between Bash Bashir (30) and Moss (76no) before a quickfire 19 from Nick Hobbis helped the hosts to the winning draw as they reached 201-7 off 38 overs.

Captain Moss said: “We did well. Once again I feel the rain has cost us but we still picked up a valuable 15 points.

“It was hard for the bowlers early up, as they batted well and gave very few chances. We then batted well and, although not a win, it was a good performance.”

Studley visit Olton & West Warwickshire on Saturday.