Olton & WW 267-6 (17pts) Winning Draw against Nuneaton 180-8 (7pts)
Olton provided a positive result against Nuneaton to remain third in the Warwickshire Premier League.
Being put into bat by Nuneaton, Olton seized the initiative on a great pitch. Liam Gatley and Mohammed Ishfaq batted sensibly and put on 89 for the first wicket before Ishfaq was stumped for 28. Gatley continued to his second league 50 of the season before going shortly after for 59. Heroes of last week Gareth Simpson and Nathan Docker then continued to increase Olton’s score.
Simpson was next to go for 35 after holing out on the boundary to Tedds before Docker then followed suit in the same way to the same bowler for 32. Michael Ceillam (21) and Marc Webb (33) provided a similar platform and as Olton had wickets in hand, pushed the score to a big total. Scott Ellis and Jamie Hawkins also provided more promising batting and managed to push Olton’s score to 267-6 off the allotted overs.
Nuneaton’s swing bowler Tedds ended up with 5-91 but Olton had the initiative going into the break.
Jamie Hawkins (3-44) picked up the first three wickets of Nuneaton’s line up and put Olton on top at 69-3. Steven du Cros (2-28) and Sunil Vyakaranam (1-38) then provided another three quick wickets to leave Nuneaton struggling 104-6. A stubborn tail couldn’t be budged despite best efforts of Nathan Docker’s leg-spin (2-20). Olton fell short by 2 wickets but another positive performance helps Oltons confidence.