Seconds settle for a draw

2nd XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth’s Second team hosted their RMCC counterparts on Saturday 2nd June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Visitors RMCC won the toss and chose to bat first, Joey Poole and skipper Geoff Edmunds opening the bowling for Kenilworth, after four overs RMCC were 14 for no loss and then 30 for 0 after the first ten. Poole struck the first blow, clean bowling Atif for 22 with the score on 32. Max Howard and Chris Beach replaced Edmunds and Poole, Howard taking the second wicket, having Ali caught and bowled for 19. There was then a stand of 65 between number three Meraj and number four Akbar for the third of the wicket, Akbar falling to fifth bowler Charlie Stranks for an aggressive 40. Stranks struck twice more, RMCC now 158 for 5 in the 45th over. Poole returned to have Meraj caught by Mark Stranks for a fine 60 a flurry of late runs and wickets saw RMCC finish on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs, Khan unbeaten on 27 at the end. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks 3 for 49 from twelve overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 20 off seven, Joey Poole with 2 for 54 from eleven overs and 1 for 40 for Max Howard from eight.

The Kenilworth openers Danny Boneham and Elliot Haynes Sorrell looked to make a solid start, but lost Sorrell to the first ball of the second over, 1 for 1. Keeper Dan Horner joined Boneham, the pair adding a solid 72 for the second wicket, before Boneham was bowled by Waheeb for a solid 39, Kenilworth 73 for 2 in the 29th over. Horner was joined at the wicket by Young George Baines, but he was dismissed with the score on 91, Baines making 10.David Barclay also out for 10, falling to Meraj, Kenilworth now 110 for 4 in the 40th over. The wicket of Horner for 45, who also fell to Meraj, now 116 for 5, the draw now the home side’s only option, Poole with 23 not out made sure that happened, two more late wickets meant Kenilworth finished on 154 for 7 from their fifty overs. Main wicket takers for RMCC were Sulai with 2 for 29 off nine overs and Meraj with 2 for 26 off seven overs, the match ending in a draw.

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