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Impressive Seconds win on last day of League season

2nd. XI v. Massey Ferguson 2’s

 

WCCL South East Group C

 

WIN

 

Kenilworth 2nd. XI 274-3 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Massey Ferguson 2nd. XI 183-10 (42.2 overs) (4 points by 91 runs

 

The Seconds ended their season with a fine win at their Warwick Road Ground as they beat Massey Ferguson 2nd. XI by 91 runs.

Kenilworth posted a stiff 274-3 with Mark Stranks and Peter Huxford sharing in a 147 run first wicket partnership before Huxford fell for 43, Dave Smithson then added 51 and shared in a 2nd. wicket partnership of 61 with Stranks who was finally out for 74. Youngster, Shyaan Imam hit an unbeaten 29 when the innings closed. King took 2-52 for Massey with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall.

In reply, Gerrard made 44 and King 34 as they held firm posting 63 for Massey’s second wicket but after they fell the side had little more to offer and the target was soon out of reach. Massey were bowled out for 183 in the 43rd. over after losing their last 5 wickets for only 30 runs. The wickets were shared around by the Kenilworth bowlers, with Imam taking 2-20, James Sparks 2-27, Dave Gamble 2-34 with a wicket each for Danny Boneham and Matt Dadswell to round off the day with a win on the home ground as the League season drew to a close.

 

 

Stockton too strong again

2nd. XI v. Stockton Star

WCCL South East Group C

45 overs win/lose

 

LOSE

 

Stockton Star 286-8  (45 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 2’s 141-5 (45 overs) (5 points) by 145 runs

 

Stockton Star again proved too strong for a mixed 2nd. XI Kenilworth side as they posted a huge 286-8 from their 45 overs with Ahmed making 68, Narvellar 66, Gurps 55 not out and 30 from Ritesh despite the best efforts of Christian Mortlock who took 3-72, Dan Roden 2-66 with a wicket each for Mark Stranks, Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble. Vic Joshi took two good stumpings behind the sticks.

Replying, Kenilworth were never going to reach the target but faced their 45 overs to post 141-5 with Dave Smithson top scoring with an unbeaten 43 (5 x 4), Roden 26 not out (3 x 4) after Pete Huxford had earlier made 18 and Yash Joshi 11 as Ahmed took 1-27, Satish 1-10 and Ritesh 1-3 with the two wickets to fall by the way of run outs. The day belonged to a strong Stockton Star side.

 

Standard’s last pair hold firm

2nd. XI v. Standard

 

WCCL South East Group C

 

LOSE

 

Kenilworth 142-9 (45 overs) 6 points lost to Standard 143-9 (42.5 overs) 20 points by 1 wicket.

 

Standard’s last pair held firm to scrape over the winning line after Kenilworth had earlier posted 142-9 from their 45 overs faced to edge a one wicket win in a tense and nervy game.

Dave Edmunds top scored for Kenilworth making 35 (3 x 4, 1 x 6), youngster Will Machin 26 and Adam Huxford 23 as Chaudhry and Javed had both taken 2-17, Leybourne 2-29 and Sam 1-35 for the hosts.

In reply, Leybourne hit 47, Earl 30, Proctor 27 and Seddan 21 for Standard to put them easy favourites but then a loss of 4 wickets for 5 runs changed the game and it was left to the last pair to cling on and narrowly see the side home as they reached 143-9 in the 43rd over, despite Edmunds taking 4-20, Dan Roden 3-26 and Sam Leach 2-22 (and 2 outfield catches).

 

 

Second best

2nd. XI v. Hunningham 1’s

 

WCCL South East Group C

 

LOSE

 

Hunningham 192-10 (44.5 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 113-8 (45 overs) (5 points) by 79 runs.

 

Hunningham once again proved far too strong for the weakened Kenilworth 2nds.  in a one sided match as they posted 192 and then restricted the 2’s to 113-8 in reply to win the match with ease by 79 runs.

Bowman made a solid 74 for Hunningham hitting 8 boundaries and two sixes in his knock, whilst King added 27, Wale 26 and King 18 in their total as the side was bowled out in their last over. Dave Gamble took 3-25 and Ed Smith 2-44 for Kenilworth, then Sam Leach took a frugal 2-11 from his 8 overs, whilst there was a wicket apiece for Dan Barrie and Mark Stranks.

Despite a 42 run first wicket partnership by Pete Huxford, 26 and Stranks 15, the Kenilworth side struggled throughout their innings, losing 6 wickets for 24 runs and with it no chance of reaching the target. Youngsters, Shyaan Imam made 12 before he fell whilst number 5 Yash Joshi ended the match unbeaten on 14 as the side limped to 113 when their innings closed. Wale took 2-9 from his 6 overs, Bird 2-31 and Bradbrook 1-17 as Hunningham won the match with ease.

 

 

O & R too strong for the 2’s, again

2nd. XI v. Oakfield & Rowlands 1st. XI

 

WCCL South East Group C

LOSE

 

Oakfield & Rowlands 1st. XI 187-3 (20 points) (45 overs) beat Kenilworth 134-5 (2 points) (45 overs) by 53 runs.

 

Oakfield & Rowlands again proved too strong for the Kenilworth 2nds  for the second time of the season in the WCCL South East Group C League match as their bowlers easily restricted the home side from threatening their score of 187-3 as Kenilworth fell 53 runs short.

O & R’s opener Randle made 85, Gowdy 30 not out and Harris 26 not out in their innings with Dave Gamble taking 2-37 and Shyaan Imam 1-18 for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth struggled against the accuracy of the Oakfield bowling attack finding runs hard to come by and they were soon behind the required run rate, despite a solid 41 from Dave Edmunds in his first game of the season, 27 from Mark Stranks, an unbeaten 31 from Sam Leach and 15 not out from Shyaan Imam. The side had to settle reaching only 134 for the loss of 5 wickets in their run chase that gave Oakfield a comfortable win. Randle took 2-21, Niles 1-25 and Oddwell 1-17 for the visitors.