KENILWORTH Wardens CC were beaten comfortably by Shrewsbury CC at Glasshouse Park on Saturday writes WIlliam Rogers
After being put into bat by the visitors, the Kenilworth batters made solid starts, but failed to kick on to a match-defining total.
An opening stand of 77 between Jamie Harrison and Henry Cullen laid a nice foundation for a big total but when Cullen fell for 42, the lack of fluency began to show.
Harrison eventually fell for a well-made 57, while Harry Johnson and Reeve Evitts also reached 30, but a score of 242 all out gave Shrewsbury a chance of a successful chase.
Peter Clark was the star of the Shrewsbury bowling unit, taking 6-58 in a great team bowling display.
Similarly to Kenilworth, it was a combination of starts for the visitors throughout their innings, with George Hargrave, Llyr Thomas, Rob Foster and Tyler Ibbotson all passing 30, whilst Rhodri Evans top scored with 63.
Evitts took two wickets whilst Alex Wyatt bowled economically but Shrewsbury chased down the target with five wickets remaining.
Kenilworth captain, Andrew Leering said after the game: “We were probably 30 short of being competitive and we then made things worse by not bowling consistently enough.”
Kenilworth’s next match is on Saturday, August 6, against Leamington as they continue their push up the table.