The day the IPL came to Dunlop!!!

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Dunlop  Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th May  and suffered a heavy 10 wicket defeat

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Put into bat, Kenilworth found scoring runs hard, openers Mark Stranks and Ant Kerry putting on 23 for the first wicket, Kerry making 13 and Stranks 16. The second wicket also falling with the score on 23, but two quick wickets falling left the visitors in trouble at 44 for 4 then 65 for 5. However, there was some promise as newbies all rounder David Barclay hit 32, Joey Poole 16 as the pair put putting on 39 for the sixth wicket, then a cameo of 19 not out from the returning George Boylin, got Kenilworth to 134 for 7 from their fifty over allocation. For Dunlop Stars, Ali with 3 for 47 from ten overs, Atta with 2 for 17 from twelve tight overs and 2 for 19 from nine overs for Hussain restricting the visitors.

After the tea interval, Dunlop Stars appeared to be in a hurry to finish the game in double quick time, opening pair Amir and Kasim plundered the Kenilworth bowling to all parts, fours and sixes in plentiful supply. Despite the efforts of the visitors efforts with the ball, they had no answer to the home sides batting, Dunlop winning easily by ten wickets, finishing on 138 for 0, getting the runs in only seventeen overs.

Amir making 71 not out and his partner Kasim 65 not out, Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts, the side will dust themselves off and go again next week. 

 

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