15th Dec, 2017

Kenilworth fall short again as Water Orton succeed in latest Warwickshire Division One clash

CRICKET: KENILWORTH’S Warwickshire Division One campaign continued on Saturday as they travelled to Water Orton.

Water Orton chose to bat first and after an early wicket a stand of 156 was put on between Murray and Louw – who hit an aggressive 88.

Harris added 44 as the hosts rattled up an impressive 289/7 from their 50 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Matt Casey (43/2), Henry Curren (43/2) and Chris Prophet (55/2).

In reply, Kenilworth didn’t start well and were in trouble at 51/4.

However Chris Prophet stood firm as his innings of 70* – containing sevens 4s and three 6s’ – helped Kenilworth recover.

He received little support though with only Dave Edmunds and Jack Howards reaching more than 19.

Kenilworth were bowled out for 169 in the 41st over.

Kenilworth took five points as the search for the first win of the season goes on.

2ND XI

Kenilworth’s second team hosted Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture.

Dunlop were asked to bat first and reached an impressive 272/9, helped by Khan who scored 65* and 53 extras – including 39 wides.

Wickets were shared around for Kenilworth, skipper Geoff Edmunds took three from his twelve overs while Ryan Bull took 56/3.

Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well as they found themselves at 12/2 and then 37/3.

But a stand of 66 between Nathan Chant and Michael Watts for the fourth wicket gave the home side a glimmer of hope.

Watts went on to hit a half century, finishing on 81* as the innings closed on 200/4 from 50 overs.

Kenilworth claimed ten points for a losing draw.

3RD XI

The third team hosted Broadway seconds at Harbury CC.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first but made a disastrious start, losing both openers with the score on four.

It took a stand of fifty between debutant Umar with a solid 45 and young George Baines with 16 for the fourth wicket to recover the innings.

Ed Smith (27) was the only other player to make a score of not as the hosts were bowled out for 119.

Broadway too lost early wickets at 51/4, bringing Kenilworth back into the game.

However dropped catches costs the home team as Broadway finished on 120/6 – winning by four wickets.

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