CRICKET: KENILWORTH’S first team travelled to Earlswood for their opening Warwickshire Division One fixture on Saturday.
Kenilworth batted first with openers Pat Howard and Adie Sellar giving the visiting team a solid start – both made 22 in an opening stand of 56.
However Kenilworth’s solid start was quickly wiped out when they slipped to 57/3.
The generosity of Earlswood’s fielding allowed Kenilworth 36 extras, but this provided little consolation as Kenilworth collapsed to a miserable 102 all out.
Only Chris Prophet, 17, and the opening batsmen made double figures.
Bowlers Craven (31/3) and Nijjar (2/4) did the damage.
Earlswood got their reply off to a flying start. Openers Dennison and Jackson had no trouble chasing down the 103 needed for the win.
In particular Dennison hit an aggressive 71 not out to see his side cruise home in only 18 overs, finishing on 106 for 0 wicket.
Earlswood won by ten wickets, Kenilworth returned home pointless for their efforts.
Kenilworth’s second team hosted Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture.
The second team experienced similar fortunes to the first team, allowing Moseley Ashfield to chase down the required 152 with ten balls remaining.
Kenilworth were asked to bat first, but against an accurate Ashfield bowling attack, the hosts found scoring runs difficult.
They were in serious trouble at 38 for 5, but then young Freddie Davies strode to the crease to join opening bat Mark Deeley.
Davies proceeded to find the boundary, hitting 22 in one over.
He went on to score 54, his innings containing five 4s and three 6s off just 31 balls.
Deeley scored a patient 25 off 107 balls while Chris Beach chipped in with 20 to see Kenilworth all out for 151.
Moseley Ashfield made a good start and put on 33 for their first wicket.
However spinners Chris Beach and captain Geoff Edmunds restricted the visitors during the middle part of the innings.
With the extra three overs available to them, the visitors finishing on 153 for 4 with ten balls remaining.
Bartlett scored a patient 51 and Udoh added 35 not out to see Moseley Ashfield win by six wickets. Kenilworth picked up three points.