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21st May, 2022

CRICKET - Kenilworth suffer tail order collapse in defeat against Knowle and Dorridge

KENILWORTH CC suffered an end of innings collapse to lose by seven wickets against Knowle and Dorridge’s 2nd XI.

Kenilworth were bowled out for 110 after losing their last five wickets for just five runs as they were condemned to their third successive defeat in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division One.

The visitors started well as openers Joe Atkinson (31) and Tom Booker (29) put on 57 for the first wicket.

However, Kenilworth quickly slumped to 64-5 as Connor Shingler and Shyaan Imam both left the crease without scoring.

The away side steadied the ship through Stuart Cope’s 24 and Christopher Prophet 17 before another collapse brought an end to Kenilworth’s innings.

K and D’s Anaesh Patel ripped through Kenilworth’s tail order with figures of 4-3 from his 3.1 overs as the visitors slipped from 105-6 to 110 all out in 32.1 overs.

And K and D made light work of the run chase as the Solihull club cantered to a seven-wicket victory inside 20 overs.

Cope took two early wickets to finish with figures of 2-30 with Shingler claiming Kenilworth’s other wicket to end on 1-17 from his four overs.

And Kenilworth’s 2nd XI were also beaten as they suffered a four-wicket defeat to Coleshill’s 1st XI in the final over in their Division Seven East clash.

Kenilworth posted 212-5 from their 50 overs as openers Zohaib Zahid (61) and Daniel Horner (57) set the tone for a competitive score supported by Charlie Stranks (48).

And Kenilworth looked well-placed to take the points having reduced Coleshill to 182-6 only for the visitors to plummet 34 runs off the final four overs to snatch victory with two balls to spare.

Ben Clarke (3-48), Tom Skinner (2-32) and Sam Davies (1-48) took Kenilworth’s wickets.

Kenilworth’s 3rd XI were also beaten in their opening Cotswold Hill League match as opponents Rowington posted an impressive 239-5 from their 40 overs.

Dan Hone was the pick of the bowlers taking a fine 4-30 from his spell, whilst debutant Tarun Ahuja took 1-47.

In reply, Kenilworth’s Josh Charlwood hit an impressive 73 to begin the run chase, whilst skipper Steve Kelley made 52 and Ahuja 22 as they finished on 178-6 at close 61 runs short of the required total.

Kenilworth’s 1st XI are next in action at home to Solihull Blossomfield on Saturday, May 14 with the game set to begin at 12.30pm at Warwick Road.

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travel to Stockton Star on the same day at the same time at Stockton Football and Cricket Club.

And Kenilworth’s 3rd XI host Lapworth’s 2nd XI on the same day at 1.30pm at Harbury.

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