CRICKET: IT WAS a losing start for Kenilworth on Saturday as they opened up their Warwickshire League Division One campaign with a 158-run defeat away at Pak Shaheen.
The home side batted first and were in early trouble with opening bowlers Ian Baker and Patrick Howard reducing the hosts to 66 for 4.
Pak Shaheen were indebted to Zain Jamshad who made a fine 61 and Saqib Sattar (39), while Mohammed Khaleel weighed in with 35 not out as they finished on 249 for 9 from their 50 overs.
Howard was the standout bowler for the visitors after taking a fine 3 for 30 from ten quality overs, while Ian Baker (2 for 57) and Jorjeet Singh (2 for 72) also took two wickets.
Kenilworth’s reply was soon in trouble after being 40 for 2 and the visitors slumped to a sorry 91 all out inside 33 overs as they had no answer to the spin of Sibghat Ullah with figures of 6 for 3 from eight overs.
Kashif Tahir (2 for 27) proved to be too good for the Kenilworth batsmen with only Darius Potten-Ravenshad threatening with 18 not out and Mark Deely also made double figures with 15 as Kenilworth lost by 158 runs.