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Warwickshire League cricket

Leamington Editorial 21st May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

KENILWORTH had to settle for a draw and nine points as they were unable to chase down Olton & West Warwicks’ 254-4 in Saturday’s Warwickshire League Premier Division match, with the hosts ending on 232-7.

Webb made an unbeaten 120 and Trilloe 39 not out for Olton as they shared in a 99-run unbroken partnership. Phil Edmonds took 2-50 and Liam Newton and Tom Pope a wicket apiece.

In reply, Kenilworth looked solid with skipper Dave Edmunds hitting an impressive 84 in which he smashed eight sixes and three boundaries.

James Nason chipped in with a solid 66 including ten fours, whilst Guy Pearson was unbeaten on 42 including six boundaries.

Mid-table Kenilworth head to Four Oaks Saints on Saturday.

A LATE flurry of wickets during the run chase meant Kenilworth 2nds had to settle for a draw at Weoley Hill in Division Two 2nd XI.

The hosts had posted 162-9 but the visitors were in contention to win during their reply, before ending on 123-8 after Mark Stranks fell after making 53, Steve Rhodes 13 and James Adamson 12, leaving the side 40 runs short of their target.

Earlier, Kenilworth bowlers Ian Baker had taken 3-39, Charlie Stranks 3-40, Geoff Edmunds 2-20 and Rhodes the other wicket to fall as Trafford made 40 and Cannes 29 for Weoley Hill.

Kenilworth took eight points and host Castle Bromwich on Saturday.

WARWICK earned a maximum 24-point victory in their Warwickshire League Division Four encounter at Collycroft as they cruised to a 154-run win.

Having lost the toss, Warwick were invited to bat. Openers Steve Smith and Matt Warren started steadily, building a partnership of 98 before Warren was run out for 64 in 62 balls.

The innings continued with Jon Davis scoring 25, Smith 30 and Hodgkin stroking the ball to all corners of the ground for 81 not out in 65 balls.

Warwick’s total for the 50 overs was 253-7. Top bowlers for Collycroft were Steven Moyle with 3- 94 in 12 overs and Dale Mellor with 2-43 in ten.

The Collycroft Innings stuttered rather with them being 17-3 in seven overs until Neil Rollason stuck around for 40. Tom Austin was successful in taking the first four wickets for 34 off 21.1 overs.

Steve Webb was as good as the previous week, conceding only seven runs off nine overs, and Paul Shawcross topped the wicket-takers with 5-26 off 12 overs as Collycroft finished on 99 all out off 42 overs, thus rewarding Warwick with their second win in three league matches.

Third placed Warwick host Walmley on Saturday.

WARWICK 2nds also took maximum points as they defeated visitors Bablake Old Boys by 84 runs in Division Four 2nd XI.

Bablake won the toss and Warwick were invited to bat. The Warwick innings was a steady, careful affair with a gradual building up of runs. Top batsmen were junior player Dhruv Dassour 40, Tom Ellis 28 and John Kane 41 in Warwick’s total of 187 in 46 overs.

The Bablake innings was always in trouble, with the first wicket falling with the third ball of the innings. Junior player Umair Mushtaq bowled delightfully for remarkable figures of 5-15 off eight overs.

He was backed up by Tom Ellis rounding off his lovely batting with bowling figures of 2-22 in 8.5 overs. Adam Southorne, another of the club’s improving juniors, also returned deserved figures of 3-18 in his eight overs.

It was a fine display from a very young side being led for the first time by new skipper Josh Osborne.

The 2nds travel to Walmley on Saturday.

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