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Rugby maintain fine pre-season form with victory over Nuneaton

Steve Carpenter 18th Apr, 2017 Updated: 20th Apr, 2017

CRICKET: A PERFORMANCE full of confidence saw Rugby beat last year’s Warwickshire League Champions by seven wickets and continue their positive start to the season.

Bowling first, Lee Golding gave his side the perfect start against Nuneaton when he fizzed one through the defence of the dangerous Jason Jakeman (5) to bowl him in the second over.

Matt Ewer also claimed an early wicket, before a steady partnership between Marco Higgins and David Jakeman carried Nuneaton to 80 for 2 at the half-way stage.

However, Steve Ward accounted for both of the set batsmen in quick succession, as he and Owen Edwards claimed three wickets apiece to put Rugby in the driving seat.

Raj Chohan claimed the last two wickets, including a great catch by Vishaal Rathod in the deep, as Nuneaton were bowled out for just 124.

Chohan then continued his good day, this time with the bat, opening the innings for Rugby and immediately attacking the home side’s attack.

Although Rugby lost Asaad Qureshi and Stu Lloyd for 1 run each, Chohan found the boundary regularly during a classy 57 not out, well supported by the hard-hitting Ewer.

Ewer (44) fell aiming to finish the match and reach his 50 with a maximum, but Rugby crossed the winning line soon after, with more than half of their overs remaining.

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