1st XI throw match away again, despite Dargan’s maiden half century

1st XI v. Water Orton

Kenilworth’s first team hosted Water Orton in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Water Orton batted and made a solid start, Freeman with 36 as the visitors were 44 for no wicket then 69 for 1, but subsided to 119 for 6, with seamer Joe Boyle ripping through the visitors middle order, taking a fine 4 for 24. There were wickets too for Charlie Stranks 2 for 25, Steve Rhodes 2 for 49, Chris Prophet 1 for 17 and Aussie Matt Dargan 1 for 28. Dawes added 26, but the visitors were all out for 153 in only 41 overs, an impressive wicket keeping performance by Michael Watts, taking four smart catches behind and a stumping.

Kenilworth straight away lost a wicket, slipping to 1 for 1 but in form Guy Pearson with 57 including (8 x 4 and 2 x 6) and Matt Dargan with a fine maiden half century for the Club with 54 including five boundary fours took the home side to what seemed to be a victory at 111 for 2, but like the week before, Kenilworth’s middle and lower order again collapsed, as the home side crashed to 129 for 8. The ninth wicket pair putting on 20, but fell one run short on 152 all out in only 31 overs, as once again suicidal batting costing Kenilworth a victory. Davinda with 4 for 49 doing the damage, Water Orton some how winning by one run.