October 22nd, 2016

Kenilworth finally land first league win at home to Fillongley

Updated: 11:26 am, Jul 07, 2016

THE SEARCH for a first victory of the season in the Warwickshire Division One finally came to an end for Kenilworth after they claimed an eight-wicket victory at home to .

The visitors were asked to bat first and they made a steady start, but from 47 for 1, they slipped to 57 for 4 before Skelding with 48 got his side past a hundred.

However the Kenilworth bowlers made it hard for the visitors with seamers Matt Dargan and Tom Pope both bowling outstanding spells to finish on 3 for 25, and there were also wickets too for Steve Rhodes (1 for 25) and skipper Chris Prophet (1 for 27).

Two smart run out’s saw Fillongley slip further to 137 for 7 before Morgan hti 35 not out batting at number nine to get his side to 179 all out.

Kenilworth’s reply got off to a fast start, with the in-form Guy Pearson scoring a hard-hitting 40 with skipper Chris Prophet as the pair put on 91 for the first wicket, when Pearson departed.

Dave Edmunds joined him and the pair added a further 76 for the second wicket before prophet was out for a superb 75, which included nine fours and one six.

But Edmunds hit the winning runs finishing with fine innings of 50 not out including as Kenilworth finished on 180 for 2 to win by eight wickets and collect 20 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth’s second team remain top of the Division Eight (East) thanks to a four wicket win at Fillongley.

Fillongley were asked to bat first and struggled early on against seamer Ian Baker as he continued his fine season with a return of 3 for 20 with only Revel and Blackmore both making fine 65’s, but no one else made double figures as Fillongley finishing on 165 for 8 from their 40 overs.

Star bowler for Kenilworth was skipper Geoff Edmunds with yet another five wicket haul, with 5 for 26.

Kenilworth lost two early wickets and fell to 16 for 2, but young Jono Sparks and Jack Howard 22 put on a fine 75 for the third wicket.

Sparks went on to make an outstanding personal best score of 93 which included no fewer than 16 fours and Michael Watts scored 20 to help get the side to their target of 167 for 4.