Side can not hang on to prevent Khalsa from winning

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

LOSE!!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Leamington Khalsa for their last home Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture of the season which turned into smiles for the visitors as they bowled out a chasing Kenilworth.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Khalsa to bat first, Jono Sparks took two early wickets via catches from Peter Huxford and Tom Anscombe, the visitors 35 for 2. Number three Krishna then started to take the game to the home side, together with Harry when the fourth wicket fell, these two started to take the game away from the home side, Harry fell for 88, but Kreshna fell just short of his hundred, ending 95 not out. Khalsa finished on 253 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jono Sparks with 2 for 35 from nine overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 69 from twelve overs and 1 for 42 for spinner Andy Smith from eleven overs, whose first 9 over spell went for only 22 and was very unlucky not to have picked up more wickets.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket in their reply, Skipper Dan Horner out for 6, Kenilworth 11 for 1. Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Matt Casey, together the pair started to get their side back on track, the pair putting on 62 for second wicket, Casey falling for a solid 31, Sorrell fell for 41, falling just short of a thousand runs for the season, Kenilworth 105 for 3. Useful innings from Jono Sparks with 24, Nathan Chant 14 and an eye catching and hard hitting 36 from number six Ben Maney, kept their side in touch. But from 173 for 5, the home side slipped to 174 for 8, now the draw looked the best option for Kenilworth, a stand of 27 between Tom Skinner (18) and Tom Anscombe took their side to 48th over until Skinner was caught for 18. Number eleven Andy Smith strode to the crease, but was adjudged lbw second ball, Kenilworth all out for 201 at the end of the 48th over and to leave a battling Anscombe stranded on 6 not out.

For Khalsa Jespal, Rajgul and Harry all taking two wickets in a match played in good spirit. Khalsa the winners by 52 runs. Kenilworth take six points.

 

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