Kenilworth fail to chase down small target as wickets fall against Fillongley - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth fail to chase down small target as wickets fall against Fillongley

CRICKET: KENILWORTH hosted Fillongley on Saturday afternoon for the club’s latest Warwickshire Division One match.

On a overcast day, Fillongley were asked to bat first and were soon in trouble as seamers Matt Casey (44/2) and Ian Baker (25/1) head the visiting side in trouble at 18/3.

After seven overs Fillongley were reduced to 33/4, though an innings of 27 from Stelding helped his side recover to 106/6.

Tregonning helped Fillongley reach their eventual total of 148 all out from just 38 overs.

Kenilworth made a disastrous start to their innings – slipping to 14/2 in the early stages before reaching the 60 mark having lost six wickets.

A further two wickets fell for the next 34 runs – meaning Kenilworth had a mountain to climb to reach their 149 target.

Only an innings of 43 from Christian Hose made any impact on the Fillongley bowling as both Jorjeet Singh and Tom Booker made 19 – the three Kenilworth batsmen to make a double figure score. Kenilworth were bowled out for only 121 in 42 overs.

Fillongley ran out the eventual winners by 27 runs, Kenilworth picked up three points.

The club’s second team travelled to Nuneaton side Griff and Coton for their Warwick Division Seven fixture.

The home side were asked to bat first and found scoring runs difficult against an accurate Kenilworth bowling attack.

Wickets fell at regular intervals as the home side reached 151/9 from their 50 overs.

At 37/5, Kenilworth were in trouble – but a fine partnership of 49 between young Elliott Sorrell and Michael Watts helped the visiting team back into the game.

When Sorrell eventually fell, Watts teamed up with Chris Beach to put on a match winning partnership of 54.

Kenilworth finished on 153/7 from 47 overs, winning by three wickets.

The 3rd XI meanwhile lost to Warwick 3rds by 87 runs.

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