1sts disappointed with TIED match

1st XI v. Standard

Kenilworth 1st XI’s Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match at home  against Standard produced an exciting finish that saw the match tied much to the disappointment of the home side as they lost their last 4 wickets for 7 runs chasing down 159.

Kenilworth’s seamers Steve Rhodes and Matt Dargan had fine games opening the bowling attack. Rhodes took 4-33 thanks to 3 catches behind the stumps by keeper Tom Booker, whilst Dargan although wicketless bowled 8 hostile overs that went for only 11 runs.

The spin trio of skipper Chris Prophet, Ed Ruswa and Charlie Stranks then took over and ripped through the Standard line up despite Vaughan making 46, Windridge 29 not out and Hormanschuk 23. Prophet snapped up 2-43, Ruswa 3-28 and Stranks 1-30.

Dave Edmunds hit a fine 56 with 11 boundaries and Chris Prophet added 48 (7 x 4, 1 x 6) to set the side up for a win but there was an unlikely and  cruel ending as the tail did not wag as the Standard bowlers found second wind to snap up the remaining wickets to leave Kenilworth all out on 159 with 12 overs of the match remaining. Both sides earned 16 points each for their effort which see Kenilworth maintain 6th spot in the Division.

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