CRICKET - Kenilworth suffer heavy defeat to new league leaders Streetly - The Leamington Observer

CRICKET - Kenilworth suffer heavy defeat to new league leaders Streetly

Aaron Sutcliffe 17th Jun, 2022 Updated: 20th Jun, 2022   0

KENILWORTH CC suffered a heavy 141-run defeat against new league leaders Streetly whilst their third XI claimed a first league win of the season.

The 1st XI struggled in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One clash with Streetly as their opponents piled up 260-8 from their 50 overs with Randhir Sandhu (96) and Junaid Khan (54) scoring the bulk of the runs.

That was despite the best efforts of Kenilworth bowlers Steve Rhodes (2-24) and Stuart Cope (2-71) whilst Joe Atkinson, Connor Shingler, Jack Howard and Darius Potten-Ravenshad all took one wicket apiece.

In reply, opener Joe Atkinson top scored with 33 whilst Henry Curran impressed at the tail end of the innings with 27 not out.

The only other batters to reach double figures were Zohaib Zahid (19) and Connor Shingler (18) as Kenilworth’s middle order collapsed losing four wickets for just 13 runs.

Kenilworth were eventually bowled out for 119 in the 37th over as they sit 11th in the table in the relegation zone.

The 2nd XI were beaten by three wickets in Division Seven East by Leamington Khalsa despite a splendid knock of 91 by Dan Horner.

Horner, who hit 12 boundaries, helped Kenilworth on their way to 202-4 from their 50 overs whilst Dave Edmunds (48) and Adrian Sellar (23) provided support as Charlie Stranks finished on 15 not out.

However, Khalsa chased down the total in the 43rd over to finish on 203-7 thanks to an unbeaten 52 from Maninder Arora.

Dave Gamble (3-43) and Shyaan Imam (2-40) were Kenilworth’s chief wicket takers with Tom Skinner and Tom Best also amongst the wickets.

Kenilworth’s highlight of the weekend came from their 3rd XI who secured a five-wicket win against Leek Wootton to claim their first league victory of the season.

The Cotswold Hills League Division Four North clash proved an entertaining affair as Mark Stranks his a stunning century before he eventually departed for 103 which included 13 boundaries.

Yash Joshi and Stephen Kelley both scored 27 alongside Stranks before Will Thompson (14 not out) hit the winning boundary as Kenilworth reached 217-5 in the 38th over.

Kenilworth restricted Leek to 214-8 from their 40 overs as Joseph Tate (3-23), Sam Leach (2-47), Will Thompson (1-47) and Tarun Ahuja (1-52) took the wickets.

Lastly, the club’s Sunday XI suffered an agonising four-run defeat in a friendly against Marton.

A late flourish of runs from Kenilworth’s Dhruv Vyas (58) and Keeran Umashanker (26 not out) saw them fall just four runs short of the required total as they finished on 192-7.

That came after teenager Louis Smithson his his maiden half-century in senior cricket as he made a superb 64 which included nine fours.

However, Kenilworth were unable to reach Marton’s total of 196-7 despite Tom Skinner (2-24), Joe Tate (2-31), Smithson (2-37) and Tim Saunders (1-29) all taking wickets.

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