21/07/2012: Saturday 1st XI v Highway

Kenilworth Win

The Town 1’s beat neighbours Highway by one wicket in a low scoring yet nail biting end to the match as they chased down Highway’s total of 139 as Town’s number 11, Imran Khan, 8 not out, hit the winning boundary as the Town reached 141-9 as he and Chris Prophet put on 11 runs for the 10th wicket. In fact, it was Prophet that the Town had to thank for the win as he made a crucial unbeaten 50 as he remained steadfast for 105 balls when the side were batting but the star performance of the day belonged to 17 year old Phil Edmonds who took a career best of 6-28 off 13.4 overs for the Town to restrict Highway to their score despite Thornton making 34 and McCarthy 32. Neil Goodman and Gregg Peebles took a wicket each whilst 2 sharp run outs further added to Highway’s woe when batting. Despite Thornton then taking 5-26 for Highway and Patel 2-15 as Peebles made 24 it was Prophet and Khan that saw the side home in a tense conclusion to the match after Edmonds’ earlier starring role with the ball.

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