Poor batting show costs Kenilworth as Four Oaks dominate Division One clash - The Leamington Observer

Poor batting show costs Kenilworth as Four Oaks dominate Division One clash

Leamington Editorial 30th May, 2017   0

CRICKET: KENILWORTH travelled to Four Oaks Saints on Saturday afternoon to continue their Warwickshire Division One campaign.

After being asked to bat first, Kenilworth slumped to 12/3 and were in deep trouble at 37/9 as number 11 Ed Ruswa made his way to the crease.

Ruswa’s defensive play frustrated the home side as he and number nine Matt Casey put on 67 for the tenth wicket – Casey was the last wicket to fall for 40, Ruswa left 10*.

Dave Edmunds with 11 was the only other double figure score, as Kenilworth were all out for only 104.

For Four Oaks, seamer Minhas took an impressive seven wickets for just 26 runs off 11 overs.

The home team lost early wickets too, as spin bowler and batting hero Ed Ruswa had them in a spot of bother.

Ruswa was to finish with four wickets for 47 off eight overs.

But Hipkiss with 30* and Van Dyk with 23* saw their side home with no more loss of wickets – Four Oaks winners by six wickets, finishing on 105/4, as Kenilworth’s sorry start to the season displayed no signs of improving.

2nd XI

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

Barby chose to bat first, but lost early wickets at 18 for 2 and then 47 for 3, as young opening bowlers Ryan Bull and Freddie Davies got amongst the visiting batsmen.

Barby number five Franks held his team’s innings together with a solid 62, but Kenilworth stuck to their task in the field and restricted the visitors to 184/9 from their 50 overs.

Dan Horner and Nathan Chant took two smart catches, as the fielders backed up some fine bowling.

Ryan Bull (34/2), Freddie Davies (23/2) and spinners Geoff Edmunds (33/1) and Chris Beach (49/1) took the bowling honours.

Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well as they were soon struggling at 32 for 2, 62 for 5 and then 75 for 7.

Young all-rounder Freddie Davies played another impressive innings for his side – as he was left stranded on 49 not out as Kenilworth were eventually all out for a disappointing 114.


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