Warwickshire Pilgrims

The Pilgrims progressed to one all in the recent series of matches between the Warwickshire Jazzers thanks to an easy six wicket win at Hampton & Solihull.

On a damp wicket, the toss proved crucial, but the Pilgrims attack adapted much better to the conditions, and they deserved their comfortable win.

Both Imps' openers were back in the hutch with only 11 on the board, and batting proved very difficult against last week's Imps hero Jack Grundy and Lee Hopkins.

Gearie grafted to 23, and Match Manager Field top scored with 30, but it was Tom Gleghorn who looked the most likely to produce a meaningful contribution, before he needlessly holed out for 27.

After a break for the official unveiling of the home club's splendid new flagpole, the Imps tail failed to wag against Tim Keyte (3-25) and the returning Grundy (3-30), but it was the gentle cutters of Jonno Gordon (2-15) that proved best suited to the "sticky" surface.

The Imps' five man attack never posed the same threat on a drying surface, and it also failed to exert any control through far too many four balls and extras.

Hopkins (34) and Imp Richard Bush (45) added 58 for the second wicket, before Oggie Randhawa and Andy Lloyd saw the Pilgrims over the line with seven of the final 20 overs unused.

Rowie's second spell provided the only quality in an otherwise forgettable display from the Imps.

Thanks to Palms and H for making the match happen, let's hope we make a better fist of things next year!