October 23rd, 2016

Winning run comes to an end for Kenilworth

Updated: 11:54 am, Jul 28, 2016

KENILWORTH’s five game unbeaten run in the Warwickshire League Division One came to an end on Saturday after they lost by 178 runs away at leaders Barby.

The visitors were looking to record a fourth consecutive win on Saturday and they made the perfect start when after putting their opponents in to bat first, they were reduced to 4 for 1 early in the innings.

But the home side soon recovered with opener James Wynn-Evans scoring 59 and Tom Gleghorn hit 55 at Barby raced to 129 for 3.

Spinner Ed Ruswa went on to take five wickets but he was expensive after conceding 84 runs off 12 overs, while were wickets too for skipper Chris Prohet (1 for 36), Matt Dargan (1 for 37) and Paul Luke (1 for 71).

But the home side were able to find the boundary on too many occasions as they went on to finish on 282 for 9 from their 50 overs.

Kenilworth started their reply with a solid partnership between the prolific Guy Pearson (28) and Chris Prophet (26), with the pair putting on 50 for the first wicket.

But the first wicket sparked a collapse as the visitors went from 50 for 0 to 63 to 5 then 80 for 8.

Steve Rhodes with 18 was the only other score of note, as the visitors slumped to 104 all out in only 24 overs.

Wynn-Evans had a fine match, taking 4 for 21 and Scott with 4 for 26 did the damage as Kenilworth’s winning streak came to an abrupt end, losing by a huge 178 runs, taking four points.

There was better new however for Kenilworth’s second team who remain top of the Warwickshire League Division Eight after beating RMCC by six wickets.

After being put in to bat first, RMCC were bowled all out for 148, with spinners Charlie Stranks (3 for 33) and captain Geoff Edmund (2 for 8) combining well with the experienced Ali Peebles (2 for 30).

Mark Stranks (12) and Jono Sparks (39) put on a solid partnership for the first wicket and the experience of Michael Watts (30 not out) helped Kenilworth over the line as they finished on 149 for 4.