Can’t quite hang on at Wishaw

2nd XI v Wishaw

Kenilworth seconds travelled to Wishaw for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 26th May.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked the home side Wishaw to bat first. Opening bowler Joey Poole was soon worrying the home batsmen, striking early with some quality seam bowling. Opener Shahid was holding firm, he went on to make a solid 32, but it was Stonehouse, batting at number four who was to be the rock in his sides innings, he went on to record a fine half century, before eventually being out for 63. Ball with 25 helped his side get to end of their fifty overs with 176 for 9. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with a superb 4 for 26 off eleven overs, spinners Charlie Stranks with 3 for 42 off twelve overs and Chris Beach 2 for 36 off eleven overs.

After the tea interval, key Kenilworth’s opening pair Elliot Haynes Sorrell and Danny Boneham began the run chase, the pair put on 19 together, before Sorrell was dismissed for 10. George Baines joined Boneham, again another partnership was broken just as it looked like the visitors were on track, the pair putting on 31, before Boneham fell for 19 with the score on fifty. Baines was now joined by Jack Howard, again another partnership was building, the score was on 80 when Howard was out for 13, adding 30. Baines soon followed for 23, and two more quick wickets fell, meant Kenilworth were up against it now on 101 for 6, still needing 71 for the outright win.

The visitors continued to struggle against the Wishaw bowling, and lost their last four wickets for only 24 more runs, all out for 125 in the 49th over, just eight balls from securing the draw. Joey Poole stood firm, added to his fine bowling with 16 not out. Smith with 4 for 24 being the pick of the Wishaw bowling, the home side winning by 51 runs, Kenilworth taking 5 points.

 

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