CRICKET - Kenilworth settle for losing draw against King's Heath - The Leamington Observer

CRICKET - Kenilworth settle for losing draw against King's Heath

KENILWORTH CC’s 1st XI settled for a losing draw against King’s Heath as Adil Saeed proved the difference between the two sides as he made his second successive century.

King’s Heath posted a formidable 273-8 before declaring as Saeed made an unbeaten 136 with opener, McKeever, chipping in with 42.

The Town’s Connor Shingler was again the pick of Kenilworth’s bowlers taking a fine 2-29 from his 10-over spell.

Stuart Cope and Joe Atkinson also picked up a pair of wickets each, whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the other wicket.

Kenilworth struggled to match the required run rate as King’s Heath’s bowling line up were accurate and which made it difficult to score runs.

Shingler shone with the bat as he made an unbeaten 66 to hold the innings together as wickets fell.

Atkinson chipped in with 25 as Mohammed Hassan claimed 3-78 and Uwais Hassan 2-19 for the visitors.

However, with the aid of Shingler, Kenilworth settled on 143-7 to draw the match after facing extra overs.

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI posted a solid 204-8 as they bowled out Bedworth for 190 with 10 balls of the match remaining to pick up consecutive wins and their fourth victory of the season.

Mark Stranks hit a solid 50, Sam Leach an unbeaten 39 with Ben Clarke making a quickfire 26 in Kenilworth’s innings as Mishra took 3-30 and Venson 2-21 for Bedworth.

It was nip and tuck in the Bedworth innings as they crept towards their target with Vengapal making 42.

However, the Kenilworth bowling unit held firm with Dave Gamble taking a frugal 3-21, Will Sheehan 3-25 and Josh Charlwood 3-50 with Clarke the other wicket to fall.

Sheehan picked up the match-winning wicket as Antony Spelman was last man out for 20 as Gamble took the catch to earn Kenilworth a 14-run victory.

Lastly, Kenilworth’s 3rd XI were beaten by eight wickets by Alvechurch and Hopwood as batters from both sides dominated with only a handful of wickets falling.

Kenilworth posted 202-4 from their 40 overs as Uma Umashanker made a splendid 70 and Dhruv Vyas 45 as the pair put on 80 runs for the first wicket.

Vyas added a further 73 runs for the third wicket with Steve Kelley who went onto make 49 with Rachmann taking 2-30 for A and H.

He went on to make 53 with the bat as he and Lavender 59 put on 79 runs for their first wicket before Lavender and Glover 30 added a further 77 runs for the second wicket to set the side up for the win.

A and H duly achieved victory with five overs to spare as they reached 203-2 with Matt Dadswell 1-13 and Tarun Ahuja 1-41 Kenilworth’s only wicket takers.


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