October 26th, 2016

Two consecutive wins push in-form Kenilworth up to sixth

Updated: 10:28 am, Jul 14, 2016

BACK-to-back wins has pushed Kenilworth up to sixth in the Warwickshire League Division One.

On Saturday Kenilworth travelled to Knowle Village and after choosing to bat first, the home side were soon in trouble after beinf reduced to 19 for 3.

Steve Rhodes continued his fine season with the ball with 2 for 22 and overseas Australian Matt Dargan chipped in too as Knowle found themselves in deep trouble at 35 for 6, with Dargan going on to take a season’s best of 5 for 23 from 12 hostile overs.

Bleby with 39 down the order helped get his side to an under par 121 all out in only 37 overs. Joe Boyle with 2 for 29 and 1 for 23 from spinner Charlie Stranks taking the other wickets to fall.

Kenilworth made a strong start to their reply. Guy Pearson continues to score runs with a typically aggressive 47, and with Dave Edmunds (34) they put on 61 for the first wicket as Kenilworth eased to their target in only 21 overs.

Matt Dicks (22 not out) and Tom Booker (6 not out) finished the game as Kenilworth eased to a six-wicket win to take all 24 points on offer.

Kenilworth’s second team came agonisingly close to securing victory at home to Attleborough in Warwickshire Division Eight (east) after finishing just seven runs short.

Attleborough batted first but the home side soon made in-roads into the visitors’ batting with Jack Bennett taking 1 for 3 from eight fine overs, along with seamer’s Ian Baker 1 for 19 and Jack Howard bowled well with figures of 1 for 26.#

But it was the experience of Ali Peebles (2 for 28) and skipper Geoff Edmunds (5 for 32) with yet another five wicket haul as Attleborough were bowled all out for 112, only Thompson with 29 making a score of note.

In reply Kenilworth too struggled and lost early wickets, with only young Martin McKenna scoring double figures of 48 as they finished on 106 for 9 to claim eight points and stay top of the league.