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Honours even as Wardens win the return match.

1st. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens 2’s

 

WCCL South East Group A

 

LOSE

 

Kenilworth Wardens 2nd. XI 261-6 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 1st. XI 179-10  (39.2 overs) (4 points) by 82 runs.

 

Wardens gained revenge for their earlier season defeat by Kenilworth to comfortably win the return match on the final day of the League season by 82 runs in the 45 overs a side win/lose fixture.

Shiraz Hussain starred with the bat for the Wardens as he made 104 from the number 3 spot as the side went on to post 261-6 with Paul Henderson chipping in with 35, Raghavan 28 and Fitzgerald 22. For the Town side, openers Joe Atkinson took 2-58 and Jono Sparks 2-57 whilst spinners Tom Skinner and Connor Shingler picked up a wicket a piece.

In reply, Kenilworth stuttered to 27-3 and then 69-5 before being bowled out for 179 in the 40th. over despite the best efforts of Adam Huxford who tried in vain to hold the innings together, making a fine unbeaten 83, hitting 12 boundaries in his knock. Atkinson added 15, Shingler 12 and Adie Sellar 11 but they were the only other players to reach double figures as the run chase proved too difficult to keep up with as they side lost wickets all too regularly. For the Wardens, Morgan-Jones took 2-31, 4 other bowlers a wicket each whilst there were two run outs on a day that belonged to Hussain for his century.

 

 

Brilliant Booker blasts a ton!

1st. XI v. Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s

WCCL South East Group A

45 overs win/lose

 

WIN

 

Kenilworth 295-7 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Coventry & NW 2’s 194-8 (45 overs) (6 points) by 101 runs

 

Kenilworth’s Tom Booker brilliantly blasted a memorable ton in the side’s 101 run win over Coventry and North Warwickshire 2’s at the Club’s Warwick Road Ground.

He made a magnificent 134 that included 12 boundaries and six 6’s.

His innings also won him Performance of the Year that was presented at the Club Awards for the 2020 season later that evening. 

He helped the side reach 295-7, their highest score of the season, sharing in a 148 run 3rd. wicket partnership with skipper, Connor Shingler, who made 55 (4 x 4) as the pair took total control. Jono Sparks was unbeaten on 27 when the innings closed, whilst Adie Sellar had earlier made 19. Water took 3-42 for CNW, Sharp 2-33 and Biggs 1-51.

In reply, CNW were always behind the required run rate despite the best efforts of Biggs who made 55, Sharp 28 and Lilley an unbeaten 24 and the side ended the day on 194-8, well short of the target. Steve Rhodes and Darius Potten-Ravenshad both took 2-36 for the Town side, Henry Curran 2-37 with a wicket a piece for Sparks and Joe Atkinson on a day to remember for Booker and his sublime batting performance.

 

 

Kidd wins the match for Standard with a stunning tail end spell

1st. XI v. Standard

 

WCCL South East Group A

 

LOSE

 

Standard 146-10 (41.5 overs) 20 points beat Kenilworth 111-10 (36.5 overs) 5 points by 35 runs.

 

Kenilworth had a disastrous batting collapse as they lost their last 5 wickets in 11 balls whilst adding only 1 run to remarkably lose the match by 35 runs when on course to reach the Standard total of 146 when Standard’s Tom Kidd ripped through the tail taking 4 wickets in 5 balls – three in one part over to suddenly end the game in the 37th. over.

Standard themselves had been earlier bowled out in the 42nd. over as Kenilworth’s Joe Atkinson took a career best 5-15 from his 9 overs – his first ever 5 wicket haul, Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2-24 and a wicket each for Steve Rhodes and Jack Howard in a solid bowling display that saw Standard lose their last 7 wickets for 26 runs after opener Ryan Leybourne had made 52 and Kidd 33 with the bat.

Chasing, Kenilworth reached 94-4 with Dan Horner unbeaten on 22 after Connor Shingler had made 20 and Tom Booker 17 before they both fell but the side were still on course to win. However, when Horner fell after making 29 that all changed and the wheels fell off the side’s innings with the re-introduction of Kidd and his amazing match winning spell to end the day  taking 5-24 from his 6.4 overs. Vijay Patel took 2-16, Andrew Fox and Spencer Sawbridge one a piece but the day belonged to Kidd for his all round performance and one to forget for Kenilworth, apart for Atkinson.

 

 

Beaten at Berkswell

1st. XI v. Berkswell 2’s

 

WCCL South East Group A

 

LOSE

 

Kenilworth 139-7 (45 overs) (4 points) lost to Berkswell 2’s 140-5 (35.1 overs) (20 points) by 5 wickets

 

Berkswell gained revenge for their earlier season defeat by Kenilworth, easily winning the return fixture by 5 wickets with 10 overs in hand as Kenilworth could only post 139-7 in their 45 overs.

Despite an opening partnership of 48 for the first wicket from Dan Horner 20 and Joe Atkinson 25, the side struggled with the conditions and with Berkswell bowlers finding runs hard to come by throughout their innings. Connor Shingler made 29 and Henry Curran 15 as Cook took 2-11 from his 7 overs, Usman 2-21 and Perry-Ogden 2-35 for the hosts.

Perry-Ogden then starred with the bat for Berkswell as he made at fine 63 to set the side on the road to victory. Wreford added 23, De Klerk 19 whilst Taroni was unbeaten on 18 as he took the side past the winning line as they reached 140-5 with one ball short of 10 overs to spare. Kenilworth’s wicket takers were Charlie Stranks who took 2-7 from 3.1 overs, with Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Atkinson and Steve Rhodes each claiming one apiece. Jono Sparks excelled in the field taking 3 good catches, Kenilworth’s only highlight of the day.

 

 

Skipper Shingler leads the way to the double

1st. XI v. Leamington 2nd’s.

 

WCCL South East Group A

WIN

 

Leamington 2nds 196-7 (4 points) (45 overs) lost to Kenilworth 198-3 (20 points) (45 overs) by 7 wickets.

 

Kenilworth completed the double over neighbours Leamington 2nds. in the WCCL South East Group A win/lose League match to consolidate 2nd. place in the Group with a 7 wicket win, reaching the set target with an over to spare.

Leamington posted 196-7 with openers Jack Hawkes 37 and Billy Hallett 48 putting on 74 for the Spa’s 1st. wicket. Samuel Forster then added 51 whilst Rob Williams made an unbeaten 20  in the side’s total. There were a brace of wickets for Joe Atkinson and Jono Sparks, whilst Charlie Stranks, Connor Shingler and Jack Howard took one a piece.

Despite falling to 44-2, Kenilworth’s opener Atkinson remained solid to make 59 before he fell after sharing in a good 3rd. wicket partnership with skipper Shingler to move the score towards the 100 mark in the run chase. Shingler was then joined by Sparks and they moved the run rate on and shared in an unbeaten 98 run partnership as they peppered the boundary and with good running between the wickets. The pair paced their partnership perfectly to reach 198-7 with 6 balls of the match in hand to bring a fine win for Kenilworth. Shingler made an impressive unbeaten 76 whilst Sparks was 42 not out as they reached the winning line in a tight win/lose game.