Wednesday 4 July 2012 

Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - June 2012

Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - June 2012
Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - June 2012
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Cricket World rounds up the top performers in June from all 26 of the ECB’s Premier Leagues.

Following another five rounds of matches in the Birmingham & District Premier League, Walsall continue to lead the way, albeit by only a brace of points, over second-placed Berkswell. Those two have a comfortable advantage over the chasing pack, which is led by Himley in third and Wolverhampton in fourth. At the other end of the table, lie Leamington and Wellington with only one win between them, while Shrewsbury – who were able to call upon the services of England Lions captain James Taylor last week – sit 29 points clear of them in 10th.

Batting – June top three
1. Chris Boroughs (Brockhampton) – 311 runs from four matches
2. Christiaan Jonker (Walsall) – 279 runs from four matches
3. Attiq Chishti (Knowle & Dorridge) – 170 runs from four matches
Top score: Chris Boroughs (190 against Leamington on 2nd June)

Bowling – June top three
1. Stuart Wedge (Himley) – 12 wickets at an average of 10
2. Ashfak Hussain (Himley) – 12 wickets at 10.25
3. Chris Cheslin (Berkswell) – 12 wickets at 12.33
Best bowling: Johannes Bothma (7 for 26 for Wolverhampton against Wellington on 30th June)

Player of the month: Chris Boroughs' excellent 190 and haul of four for 59 in his side’s win over Leamington see him easily take this month’s award. The 37 year-old, who also captains minor county side Herefordshire, also hit 46 and 59 against Himley and Shrewsbury in his two most recent matches.

Swarkestone remain the leaders of the Derbyshire Premier League after 11 rounds of matches and have six wins and 181 points – a slender five point lead over their nearest rivals Sandiacre Town. Defending champions Ockbrook & Borrowash move up to third after a slow start, with Lullington Park dropping down to sixth. Rolls Royce Leisure are 30 points adrift of Quarndon at the foot of the table, with Spondon a further point ahead of them in 10th.

Batting – June top three
1. Alex Hughes (Swarkestone) – 256 runs from four matches
2. Karl Turner (Dunstall) – 224 runs from three matches
3. Paul Borrington (Ticknall) – 223 runs from five matches
Top score: Alex Hughes (155 not out off 108 balls against Quarndon on 2nd June)

Bowling – June top three
1. Kevin Dean (Ockbrook & Borrowash) – 13 wickets at an average of 10
2. Daniel Wheeldon (Sandiacre Town) – 12 wickets at 11.75
3. Chris Windmill (Spondon) – 11 wickets at 12.45
Best bowling: Kevin Dean (eight for 32 against Rolls Royce Leisure on 23rd June)

Player of the month: Derbyshire and Swarkestone all-rounder Alex Hughes has juggled his Friends Life t20 duty for the former with his club duty with the latter to great effect in June. As well as his superb unbeaten 155, he also has seven wickets and a knock of 69 not out against Spondon.

Defending champions Loughborough Town have enjoyed a good month and sit top of the Leicestershire Premier League. They have a narrow six-point lead over second-placed Leicester Ivanhoe, who have a comfortable 34-point advantage over third-placed Syston Town. Thorpe Arnold’s miserable season continues and means that they are last as they are the only team yet to win in 2012. Stoughton & Thurnby are 26 points ahead of them in 11th.

Batting – June top three
1. Sundeep Patel (Loughborough Town) – 205 runs from four matches
2. Luke Gale (Sileby Town) – 151 from three matches
3. Kevin Innes (Market Harborough) – 148 runs from four matches
Top score: Sundeep Patel (104 not out against Markey Harborough on 2nd June)

Bowling – June top three
1. Aamir Mahmood (Kibworth) – 11 wickets at an average of 9.45
2. Oliver Freckingham (Loughborough Town) – 10 wickets at 9.4
3. Zac Howard (Broomleys) – nine wickets at 15.44
Best bowling: George Corbett (four for 13 for Syston Town against Ashby Hastings on 9th June)

Player of the month: Sundeep Patel has taken six wickets with the ball over the past two weeks to supplement his outstanding form with the bat. Besides his 104 not out on 2nd June, he scored an unbeaten 75 a fortnight ago.

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