Side posts 308 as Barclay hits 85 and Casey 62 but Griff hang on

2nd XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

 

On Saturday 23rd June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Griff and Coton for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Skipper Matt Casey chose to bat first in glorious conditions on a belting pitch. Openers Mark Stranks and David Barclay made a very positive start, the pair putting on 62 in ten overs for the first wicket, Stranks the first wicket to fall, making 29. Barclay was joined by Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and these two really got the score moving, a combination of boundaries and good running saw the pair add 103 together for the second wicket, Sorrell out for 40. A third wicket for the visitors, Kenilworth now 185 for 3. Then Skipper Matt Casey joined Barclay, the pair adding 39, Barclay falling with the score on 224,after making his best score for Kenilworth of 85 that contained 8 x 4 & 1 x 6. Another wicket with the score on 224, but Casey was still there, Kenilworth’s sixth wicket fell on 241, Charlie Stranks (18) added 44 with Casey, now 285 for 7, Casey recorded his second fifty of the season, making a fine 62 (7 x 4), falling in the penultimate over. Kenilworth finished on 308 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. For Griff and Coton, Celvet with 3 for 44 and Laller 2 for 69 were the most successful bowlers.

Joey Poole made an early breakthrough for the home side, bowling Laller for 0, Griff 11 for 1. But opening bat Keshwala and Borne dug in for the visitors and began to build a solid partnership, the pair added 79, Borne out for 34 the visitors now 90 for 2. Rahman was run out for 4, Griff now 109 for 3.

Kenilworth kept chipping away at the visitors batting, but with overs running out and Griff holding on for the draw, with the score on 147 for 7, only a few overs remaining to force the win, another wicket in the last over, but Griff held on for the draw, finishing a long way short on 163 for 8 from their fifty overs. Keshwala made 60 for the visitors, for the home side Chris Beach with 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 10, Jack Howard 1 for 36 and Matt Casey 1 for 37 taking the bowling honours.

Kenilworth taking 17 points for the winning draw.

 

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