20th Jan, 2019

Poor light prevents Kenilworth from making run chase effort

CRICKET: KENILWORTH hosted high flying Four Oaks Saints for their penultimate Warwickshire Division One fixture.

Four Oaks decided to bat first, and their decision paid early dividends as openers Hopkiss and Javad got the innings off to a solid start.

The pair put on a 100 run opening stand before Javed fell for 44 – Hopkiss went on to make a fine 78.

Four Oaks found scoring runs easy as further contributions from Van Dyk (39) and Wright (44*) helped the visitors finish on 285/8 from 50 overs.

In contrast to Four Oaks’ strong start, Kenilworth slipped to 24/2 in reply.

But number four Chris Prophet joined Adie Sellar in the middle as the pair got Kenilworth back into the game, putting on 97.

When Sellar (60) was out, skipper Pete Magafus joined Prophet to keep the fast tempo going.

They added 87 for the fourth wicket – in doing so Prophet reached his century.

Prophet (100) was then out as Four Oaks were in a race against time to beat the light.

With six overs remaining, the umpires decided to call the game at 8.10pm – and Kenilworth lost out by two runs on the D/L rule.

2nd XI

Kenilworth’s second team slipped to a six wicket loss against Barby in their latest Warwickshire Division Seven fixture.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth made a bad start – losing both openers before the score had reached 12.

Elliott Sorrell and James Alty started Kenilworth’s recovery, adding 77 for the third wicket.

But Alty’s (24) wicket sparked a collapse for the visitors – 104/6 soon turned to 113/8, and then 127 all out.

In reply, Barby never looked like losing control of the game as Craven and Joe put on 47 for the first wicket before the middle order completed the job with six wickets in hand.

Kenilworth finish their season at Attleborough on Saturday.

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