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Kenilworth see off Wardens 2nds in derby

Leamington Editorial 11th Aug, 2020   0

A SOLID all-round performance guided Kenilworth to a 113-run victory over Kenilworth Wardens 2nds in Warwickshire League South East Group A on Saturday.

Batting first, Kenilworth started cautiously and found runs hard to come by.

However, opener Joe Atkinson went on to hit 50 (7×4) and was the mainstay of the innings, being the sixth man out in the 32nd over after sharing in a 44-run five-wicket partnership with Henry Curran (17).

Adrian Sellar and Matt Casey then teamed up and they increased the run rate in putting on 78 runs in 11 overs for the seventh wicket.

Sellar made 32 (4×4) whilst Casey hit 38 (3×4). Steve Rhodes added on unbeaten ten off six balls as the side ended on 182-8.

For the Wardens, all six bowlers took wickets, including Tom Mordey with 3-23 from his seven overs.

Replying, Wardens struggled against the Kenilworth attack, with opener Sahota hitting 13 and then number five Linfield 20, whilst 12 extras were the next highest score.

Rhodes took 2-18, Potten-Ravenshad 3-19, Atkinson 1-10 and Jack Howard a wicket maiden, whilst skipper Connor Shingler ended the game by taking 3-6 off 3.4 overs as Wardens crumbled to 69 all out in the 29th over.

Wardens lost their last six wickets for only seven runs as Kenilworth won the match with ease and some 16 overs spare on a good day for the club.

Kenilworth 2nds were beaten by four wickets by Massey Ferguson 2nds in South East Group C.

Out of sorts with the bat, Kenilworth were no match for Massey Ferguson’s bowling attack as the side struggled throughout their innings and limped to 106 all out in the 43rd over despite the efforts of Charlie Stranks who made 25, Adam Huxford 19, Dan Roden 15 and Danny Boneham 14, as Brailsford took 3-32 and Kodi 2-14 for the hosts.

Massey then easily reached the target in the 26th over after Chandra had made 50, Aslam 17 and Singh 15 with some 19 overs spare.

The highlight of the day for Kenilworth was 15-year-old leg-spinner Roden taking a superb 5-25 off his nine overs – his maiden five-wicket haul in senior cricket to claim the match ball.

Fellow youngster James Sparks took 1-21 whilst Tom Skinner took two outfield catches on a day to forget for the side but one to remember for Roden.

Warwick 3rds eased to a five-wicket win over Kenilworth 3rds in a Cotswold Hills League Shield Group B match.

Warwick comfortably reached their target with five wickets in hand after restricting Kenilworth to 146-9 in their 45 overs.

Ed Smith top-scored in hitting 30 (7×4) whilst Uma Umashanker made 16, Will Machin 16 and Will Thompson 13.

Davis took 3-22 and Myers 2-19 for Warwick, with Krishnan, Evans and Malby grabbing a wicket apiece.

Chasing, Warwick had Webb (48) and Malby (27) to thank to win the match with ease as they reached 149-5 with 12 overs to spare, despite the best efforts of Smith (2-15), Machin (1-15), Thompson (1-13) and 1-26 from Kieran Umashanker.


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