CRICKET - Kenilworth secure five-wicket win against Corley - The Leamington Observer

CRICKET - Kenilworth secure five-wicket win against Corley

Leamington Editorial 2nd Jun, 2023 Updated: 2nd Jun, 2023   0

DARIUS Potten-Ravenshad’s five-for helped Kenilworth Cricket Club to an impressive five-wicket win against Corley.

Kenilworth won the toss and elected to bowl as Potten-Ravenshad (5-25) removed Corley’s top five batters in a devastating spell that the home side failed to recover from.

Corley slumped from 60 without loss to 88-5 before Connor Shingler (3-22) and Quinn Bungard (2-6) mopped up the tail end as Kenilworth bowled the home side out for 122 in 37.2 overs.

Despite losing openers Sandeep Kumar (12) and Joe Atkinson (26), Bungard (31) and Daniel Horner (28) steered Kenilworth to victory in 21.4 overs.

The result means Kenilworth take 20 points from the fixture to climb up to third in the Warwickshire County League Division Two table.

Kenilworth’s second XI were finally beaten in a heavy 113-run defeat against Rugby’s third XI.

And Kenilworth made a strong start after they were gifted a runout to restrict Rugby to 6-2.

Impressive spells from Babu (1-14), Tom Skinner (2-33) and Matt Smith (2-39) left Rugby in trouble on 127-7 only for a sensational 96-run eighth wicket stand to put the visitors in control.

Rugby eventually reached 226-9 at the end of their 50 overs before two early wickets left Kenilworth on 6-2 in reply.

Only Kev Tobin (24), Jono Sparks (22), Babu (20) and Tom Skinner (13 not out) reached double figures for Kenilworth who were bowled out for just 113 in 26 overs.

The result means Kenilworth remain second in the Warwickshire County League Division Seven East table after taking four points from the fixture.

Kenilworth’s third XI secured a big 108-run home win against Southam’s second XI as the victors won the toss and elected to bat.

Openers Peter Huxford (23) and Uma Shanker (92 not out) reached the 60-run mark inside 10 overs before Will Thompson added a quickfire 42.

And Ben Cook (32 not out) provided support to opener Shanker who scored the bulk of Kenilworth’s runs as the home side finished on a mammoth 228-2 from their 40 overs.

Kenilworth’s bowlers were also on song as Ed Smith (3-33) removed the top order and Matty Dadswell (4-15) claimed a season’s best return from his nine-over spell.

The other wickers were taken by Ben Kelley (2-21) and Will Thompson (1-17), whilst Andy Dadswell took two stumpings, as Kenilworth bowled Southam out for 120.

And the result means Kenilworth sit second in the Cotswold Hills League Division Five table after taking 24 points from the fixture.

Lastly, the club’s Sunday Smash side played their inaugural game in The Hundred format against Solihull Blossomfield.

Kenilworth won the toss and elected to bat first as opener Louis Smithson was caught for just two runs although Henry Curran impressed to score 56 off 41 balls which included nine boundaries.

However, Kenilworth’s star batter was Quinn Bungard who retired not out having scored a tremendous century to finish on 106 not out which came off just 49 balls and included 13 fours and five sixes.

Kenilworth finished on 178-1 from their 100 balls.

In reply, Solihull opener Cameron Steventon (45) was bowled by Chris Prophet (2-18) as the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals.

Keeran Umashanker (3-20) and Smithson (2-24) were the pick of the Kenilworth bowlers whilst Matt Dadswell and Tom Skinner chipped in with a wicket each as Solihull were bowled out for 123.

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