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Wardens’ young guns prove their prowess

Wardens’ young guns prove their prowess Wardens’ young guns prove their prowess
Updated: 3:01 pm, May 07, 2015

KENILWORTH Wardens celebrated a remarkable feat on Sunday morning as two of its junior cricketers struck their maiden club centuries simultaneously in the Warwickshire Cricket Board junior competitions.

At Glasshouse Park, Kenilworth School’s Harry Johnson plundered a fine unbeaten 164 in his side’s 89-run win over Ambleside U15s.

He added 206 with opening partner Ben Rex (76) as Wardens amassed 257-2 in their 25 overs, before the visitors responded with 168-2.

Johnson struck 23 fours and three sixes in his 84-ball knock, which is thought to be the highest individual score made in the 40 years since Wardens launched youth cricket.

Meanwhile, U13 Dan Mousley’s 63-ball unbeaten 102, which included 16 fours and a six, led Wardens to an nine-wicket triumph over their Olton counterparts.

Bablake School’s Mousley and opening partner Prab Sahota (30no) cruised past their 141-run target in 20.1 overs.

Wardens’ Head of Junior Cricket Dave Phillips said: “Making a hundred in a 25-over match is a tremendous achievement in any level of cricket, but for it to happen twice on the same day in junior matches is nothing short of remarkable.

“Dan and Harry’s achievements are made even sweeter by both knocks being their maiden tons for the club. We are all very happy for them.”

Johnson, who keeps wicket for Wardens 2nd XI in the Birmingham League on a Saturday, has recently broken into the Warwickshire U15 squad. He was included in Wardens’ 1st XI winter training squad and made his debut in May in the ECB National Knock Out defeat of Old Hill.

Off-spinning all-rounder Mousley, who captains Warwickshire U13s, has already featured in Wardens’ 3rd and 4th XI Cotswold League teams.