20th Aug, 2019

Kenilworth rediscover form with convincing win against high-flying Moseley

CRICKET: KENILWORTH were in search of back to back wins on Saturday afternoon as they hosted high flying Moseley Ashfield for their latest Warwickshire Division One fixture.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first.

Opening bat Abdullah (34) and number four Hussain (34) ensured the scoreboard kept ticking over.

But they were stopped in their tracks but a dose of fast and accurate bowling from Steve Rhodes who removed four of the top six batsmen, his 12 overs were rewarded with figures of four wickets for 35 runs.

Young seamer Freddie Davies continued his wicket taking in the first team with one wicket for 45 runs from seven overs.

There were also wickets for spinners Jorjeet Singh (33/2) and Chris Prophet (23/1).

Pervaiz (42) top scored for Moseley Ashfield as the visitors finished on 219 for 8 from their fifty overs.

In reply, Kenilworth lost an early wicket as Aussie Pete Magafus was dismissed for ten.

Henry Curran arrived at the crease and helped Adie Sellar add 52 for the second wicket.

Kenilworth slipped to 67/3 before Chris Prophet (15) and Dave Edmunds added 41 for the fourth wicket.

Edmunds was then joined by keeper Tom Booker while the score was 108/4 – and the pair found the boundary throughout their spell to take the game away from Moseley.

Booker finished on a fine 46*, but is was Dave Edmunds who was agonisingly short of a deserved hundred, finishing on 96*.

His innings contained 17 fours as Kenilworth finishing on 220/4, helping Wardens win the game by four wickets and five overs to spare.

2ND XI

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to Studley to continue their Warwickshire Division Seven campaign.

Studley were put into bat and struggled against Kenilworth’s opening bowling attack, only opener Santh made a score of note with 41.

Wickets were shared around, but it was captain Geoff Edmunds who stole the show, returning with yet another five wicket haul as Studley were bowled out for 132.

Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got Kenilworth off to a fine start with a 50+ opening partnership.

Nathan Chant added 13, but it was Stranks with a superb innings of 72 that saw his side home as Kenilworth finished on 133/3 to win by seven wickets in only 28 overs.

3RD XI

Kineton hosted Kenilworth’s 3rd XI in what turned out to be a one-sided Cotswold Hill Division Six game.

Kenilworth were invited to bat first as openers Uma Shanka and Ant Kerry put on 65 for the opening wicket.

Andy Dadswell added 55 to Kenilworth’s cause while Ben Maney made 24.

Kenilworth reached a season’s best total of 227/8.

Kineton slumped to 107 all out in reply as bowlers Pete Alty, Ed Smith, Nick Moor and Matt Dadswell ripped through the home side’s batting order.

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