1st XI – 5th in WCB Premier Division

The Panthers 1st XI flirted with the top spots in their maiden season in the Warwickshire Cricket Board setup. A strong first half of the season, led by opening bowlers Tom Grundy and Archie Walker, resulted in 6 wins from their first 8 games. That run included successfully defending just 80 against Rugby.

Injuries contributed to a winless July, but a strong end to the season meant a very credible 5th place.

Most runs

615 – Dexter Purser (top score 93)
388 – Luke Nardone (top score 71)
321 – Gareth Langman (top score 104*)

Most wickets

40 – Tom Grundy (best 6/16)
29 – Archie Walker (best 4/25)
26 – James Urquhart (best 5/30)


2nd XI – 10th in WCB Division 4

A tough start to the season saw the 2nds lose their opening four games before bouncing back strongly with a 10-wicket win at Rugby and a 33-run victory over Hunningham.

However the losses continued during the season and the team were perilously placed before a crucial run of 3 consecutive victories left them safe from relegation with one game to spare.

Most runs

300 – Jimmy Harcourt (top score 67*)
260 – Richard Smith (top score 43)
235 – Nick Jones (top score 89)

Most wickets

18 – Richard Smith (best 4/36)
16 – Henry Smith (best 4/19)
14 – Ben Simmons (best 3/8) and Tom Hatch (best 4/45)


Bards – 10th in Cotswold Hills Division 4

Similarly to last season, the Bards opened the season with 2 concessions in the opening month which left them rooted to the bottom of the table for the whole season, although a minor restructure of the league means they will continue to play in Division 4 in 2020.

An early season highlight was an unbeaten 127 run partnership between captain Will Noble (156*) and 13-year-old debutant Joe Leaver (37*) against eventual champions Bidford.

The season was finished on a high with back-to-back home victories over Leek Wooton and Rowington, the latter featuring unbeaten 50s from James Bryan and Sam Gill.

Most runs

320 – Will Noble (top score 156*)
219 – James Bryan (top score 77*)
145 – Nishi Kant (top score 54)

Most wickets

11 – Nishi Kant (best 3/35)
9 – Matt Hallett (best 4/41)
7 – Dan Regan (best 4/38)