Firsts continue to fail to register their first win/lose win

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. Bronze

Kenilworth hosted bottom side Bronze for a crucial Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 19th August.

Asked to bat first, visitors Bronze made a steady start with the opening pair putting on 44 for the first wicket. Handyman falling just short of a fifty when he was dismissed for 47. After 29 overs the visitors were well placed at 108 for 2 but two quick wickets tipped the balance of the game back towards the hosts, as Bronze were reduced to 110 for 4.

With nine overs left, the visitors were  156 for 7, Kenilworth took the final three wickets soon after as Bronze were all out for 186 in the 48th over. Coley also adding 39 for the visitors.

Wicket takers for home side were the consistent Steve Rhodes with 4 for 54 from ten overs, Pat Howard 2 for 30 off ten overs, spinners Jorjeet Singh 2 for 41 also off ten overs and Darius Potten-Ravenshad with a miserly 1 for 9 off ten accurate overs and finally 1 for 29 off five overs from young seamer Freddie Davies.

Kenilworth were in a hurry to chase down the runs in their reply, opening pair Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas putting on 82 for the first wicket in only 18 overs, Sellar making 31 and Magafas 23, together with several extras, the home side making a strong start.

However, once the openers were out, the home side then collapsed from 82 for 0 to 105 for 6 after thirty overs. Then with two more wickets falling, at 136 for 8, Kenilworth were on the brink of a disappointing defeat as the batters threw their wickets away giving easy catching practice for the visitors and so it was all over very quickly after, Kenilworth all out for a disappointing 138 inside only 41 overs. Other double figure scores were Ben Whidborne with 15, Jorjeet Singh also 15 – unlucky to have been caught on the ropes  to a brilliant take and Steve Rhodes with 16. Wicket takers for Bronze were Freeman with 4 for 18 from ten overs and Handyman with. 2 for 22.

Bronze the winners by a comfortable 48 runs in a low scoring game, that leaves Kenilworth teetering one place above the relegation spots as they took 5 points from the match.