72 runs, in 15 mins, and 2.2 overs sees Rugby win the WCL

Records galore were beaten and threaten in a mad 15 minutes at the end of the 2017 WCL season. Rugby top hosting Olton and West Warwicks 2^{nd} , rain around, both side know a no result would be no good both sides knowing a win took the title. 16 overs gone Rugby 102 for 4 chasing a revised 173 to win off 25. Duckworth Lewis well employed said game all square.

Then…….

102 becomes 174 in 2.2 overs, 2 overs went for a combined 67 runs. The 50 partnership took 13 deliveries (inc 4 no balls all going for 6), Henry Wilkins scored 46 not out in 10 balls (11 if you count a wide). Kevin Crotty went for 28 off the 17^{th} over then Gary Hawkins 39 off the 18th. Owen Edwards closed on 89 not out for a victory in 18.2 overs on the D/L method.

Trophy and WCL title goes to Rugby Cricket Club

Previously

After a slow start and a rain intervention Olton were 37 for 2 off the first 14 over. On returning to the field Mark Webb 100 and Gary Hawkins 60 started to take control of the match. Despite another interruption they maintained momentum Webb’s hundred full of glorious cricket shots was a magnificent knock. He fell on reaching 3 figures bowled by Henry Wilkins but Trilloe continued the assault of the Rugby bowling with a quick fire 33 to reach 231 in 39 overs.

Duckworth and Lewis where well employed at Rugby today 232 to win became a target of 237, and then when rain intervened again at tea Rugby found themselves needing 227 off 36 overs to take the title.

The target appeared above par for the conditions and with Rugby 13 for 2 early on Olton seemed on top before Edwards patiently at first and then with some powerful hitting bought them to 87 for 3 , 1 ball into the 15^{th} over.

Then more rain and off for 40 minutes.

On return the target had reduced to 173 from 25, Rugby just under 11 overs to get another 87 to win. 8 and a bit an over 7 wickets left, this seemed an even contest. Edwards and Quereshi took to the task and when Quereshi fell at 102 on the last ball of the 16^{th} over the sides were level on Duckworth / Lewis as Henry Wilkins stepped the crease. Then that incredible ending.

BEST TEAM PERFORMANCES

**Aston Manor 1sts 291 for 6**

vs. Standard 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Premier Division

**Four Oaks Saints 2nds 285 for 7**

vs. Bronze 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 6

**Barby 2nds 277 for 6**

vs. Studley 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 7

**Dunlop Stars 2nds 258 for 9**

vs. Griff & Coton 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Division 7

**Star Alvis 1sts 244 for 7**

vs. Bournville 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Division 4

BEST BATTING PERFORMANCESg Performances

**Oliver Tarr 151 Not Out**

For Four Oaks Saints 2nds vs. Bronze 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 6

**Mathew Nobes 124 Not Out**

For Barby 2nds vs. Studley 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 7

**Marc Webb 100**

For Olton and West Warwickshire 1sts vs. Rugby 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Premier Division

**Owen Edwards 89 Not Out**

For Rugby 1sts vs. Olton and West Warwickshire 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Premier Division

**Danial Chaudhry 85**

For Aston Manor 1sts vs. Standard 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Premier Division

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCES

**Clement Smith 10-2-53-6**

For Aston Manor 1sts vs. Standard 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Premier Division

**Qamar Shazad 8.2-0-20-5**

For Thimblemill 1sts vs. Earlswood 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 6

**Nikki Meek 8-0-25-5**

For Marston Green 1sts vs. Atherstone Town 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Division 3

**Gurudev Singh 12-4-35-5**

For MA Lyndworth 2nds vs. Standard 2nds on 09/09/2017 in Division 6

**Sorabh Gupta 5.3-0-38-5**

For Dunlop Stars 1sts vs. Pickwick 1sts on 09/09/2017 in Division 2

Premier Division

Aston Manor 1sts 291 for 6 ,20 points, David Yeend 51, Danial Chaudhry 85, Liam Windridge 2 For 59 defeated Standard 1sts 182 for 10 ,5 points, Andy Jones 48, Clement Smith 6 For 53 by 109 runs

Bablake Ob 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Hampton & Solihull 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Bedworth 1sts 224 for 8 ,20 points, Friswell 84 Hafeez 69 defeated Highway Spartans 1sts 147 for 10 ,4 points, Noon 3 for 23 by 77 runs

Rugby 1sts 174 for 4 ,20 points, Owen Edwards 89 Not Out defeated Olton & Ww 1sts 231 for 5 ,5 points, Marc Webb 100, Gary Hawkins 60, Henry Wilkins 2 For 54 by 6 wkts

Solihull Municipal 1sts 105 for 8 ,20 points, Tyler Walsh 31, Ilyas Amin 3 For 15 defeated Coleshill 1sts 104 for 10 ,3 points, Sajid Kapadia 31, Jonathan Stanley 4 For 13 by 2 wkts

Studley 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Barby 1sts 70 for 1 ,4 points, Pieter Pretorius 37

Division 1

Ambleside 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Moseley Ashfield 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Bronze 1sts 9 for 0 ,6 points abandoned Four Oaks Saints 1sts 111 for 6 ,4 points, Tom Wright 31 Not Out, Sam Foster Stanton 2 For 20

Earlswood 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Water Orton 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Fillongley 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Pak Shaheen 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Kenilworth 1sts 162 for 8 ,20 points, Peter Magafas 84, Uwais Hassan 2 For 23 defeated Kings Heath 1sts 63 for 4 ,3 points, Steve Rhodes 2 For 18 by 99 runs

Weoley Hill 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Solihull B’field 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Division 2

Hunningham 1sts 69 for 3 ,5 points drew with Old Edwardians 1sts 229 for 8 ,15 points

Knowle Village 1sts 148 for 8 ,7 points, Samar Zaman 48 Talat Hasan 4-22 drew with Aston 1sts 130 for 5 ,14 points

Leamington Khalsa 1sts 158 for 10 ,3 points, Gaurav Gandecha 26, Michael Waine 3 For 46 lost to Corley 1sts 160 for 4 ,20 points, David Rogers 66 Not Out by 6 wkts

Nether Whitacre 1sts 212 for 6 ,10 points, Joe Broughton 52, Paul Greaves 51, Irfan Khan 3 For 20 drew with Rmcc 1sts 134 for 5 ,13 points, Raja Usman 40, Pravin Uppal 2 For 19

Pickwick P&m 1sts 148 for 10 ,6 points, Sorabh Gupta 5 For 38 drew with Dunlop Stars 1sts 120 for 3 ,14 points, Muhammed Asim Akhlaque 22

Sheldon Marl’gh 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Wolvey 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Division 3

Aston Unity 1sts 178 for 10 ,10 points drew with Knowle & Dorridge 3rds 175 for 7 ,17 points

Atherstone Town 1st 102 for 10 ,4 points, Adam Clements 32, Nikki Meek 5 For 25, Rajnish Dohal 4 For 33 abandoned Marston Green 1sts 0 for 0 ,8 points

Ma Lyndworth 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Bedworth 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Olton & Ww 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Rugby 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Walmley 3rds 65 for 10 ,1 points, Liam Greenshields 25, Kieran Downes 3 For 9, Sean Miley 3 For 14 lost to Wishaw 1sts 66 for 4 ,24 points, Lyle Kirkham 26, Thomas Cleaver 2 For 21 by 6 wkts

Division 4

Oakfield 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Bablake Ob 2nds 43 for 1 ,4 points

Old Edwardians 2nds 151 for 10 ,24 points defeated Warwick Uni 1sts 96 for 10 ,4 points, Farooq Azam 5 for 21 by 55 runs

Rowland United 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Collycroft 1sts 28 for 1 ,4 points

Southam 1sts 28 for 1 ,4 points abandoned Aston Manor 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Star Alvis 1sts 244 for 7 ,15 points, Jasdeep Singh 81, Dhruv Pathak 82, Mohammed Idrees 4 For 59 drew with Bournville 1sts 49 for 3 ,5 points, Joe Cherry 21 Not Out

Water Orton 2nds 198 for 10 ,7 points, Mohammed Sharaz 2 For 0, Haroon Zubair 2 For 0, Adeel Hussain 3 For 0 abandoned Pickwick P&m 2nds 2 for 1 ,8 points

Division 5

Highway Spartans 2nds 19 for 2 ,8 points, Zoheeb Mahboob 2 For 6 abandoned Ward End Unity 1sts 160 for 9 ,6 points, Sohail Ahmed 55, Shaun Burdett 3 For 36, Dipesh Patel 3 For 24

Kings Heath 2nds 33 for 2 ,4 points, Ian Brailsford 1-0-1-1 abandoned Massey Ferguson 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Moseley 3rds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Sheldon Marl’gh 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Pak Shaheen 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Bulkington 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Peugeot Cnw 3rds 212 for 8 ,8 points, R. Griffiths 54* abandoned Attock 3rds 3 for 0 ,7 points

Division 6

Aston 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Continental Star 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Corley 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Copsewood Wiw 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

Four Oaks Saints 2nds 285 for 7 ,15 points, Oliver Tarr 151 Not Out, Ram Balasubramamam 3 For 40 drew with Bronze 2nds 114 for 3 ,7 points, Sathishkumar Kurusamy 53

Knowle & Dorridge 4ths 102 for 5 ,7 points, Farooque 57 drew with Wilnecote 1sts 194 for 8 ,15 points, Lane 95n.o.

Standard 2nds 136 for 10 ,1 points, Mitchell Leybourne 43, Gurudev Singh 5 For 35 lost to Ma Lyndworth 2nds 137 for 2 ,24 points, Gurudev Singh 51 Not Out by 8 wkts

Thimblemill 1sts 100 for 2 ,20 points, Omer Hanif 52 Not Out, Ian Hughes 2 For 33 defeated Earlswood 2nds 95 for 10 ,0 points, David Smith 33, Qamar Shazad 5 For 20 by 8 wkts

Division 7

Aston Manor 3rds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Weoley Hill 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Attleborough 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Kenilworth 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points

Barby 2nds 277 for 6 ,17 points, Mathew Nobes 124 Not Out, Greg Moore 3 For 54 drew with Studley 2nds 134 for 7 ,5 points, Greg Moore 45, Rob Field 2 For 23

Coleshill 2nds 125 for 9 ,4 points, Reynolds 4/13 lost to Solihull Municipal 2nds 128 for 8 ,20 points, K Bissett 51* by 2 wkts

Dunlop Stars 2nds 258 for 9 ,16 points, Qasim Khan 51, Zishan Khan 55 Not Out, Aryameher Dholoo 3 For 29 drew with Griff & Coton 1sts 107 for 5 ,6 points, Keith Lawlor 33 Not Out, Umar Wahid 3 for 12.

Moseley Ashfield 2nds 0 for 0 ,4 points abandoned Bridge Trust Ob 1sts 0 for 0 ,4 points

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