Father and son nearly see the side home

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

On Saturday 4th July Kenilworth 2nd team travelled to Leamington Khalsa for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 8 East match.

Kenilworth batted first and collapsed to 29 for 5 in the 15th over, but Charlie Stranks batting at number seven joined his dad opening batsman Mark Stranks  and they put on a superb partnership of 99 for the sixth wicket, Mark made a quality 65 (8×4) whilst Charlie a hard hitting 52 (6×4 1×6) as Kenilworth made 152 for 7 from their 50 overs. Bopanna with 2 for 17 and Sandip with 2 for 38 were the pick of the Khalsa bowling.

The Khalsa reply was held together by opener Shahid with 57 but Kenilworth continued to take wickets, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 42 from 10 overs and Brad Fern with a tidy 3 for 14 off 6 overs. Charlie Stranks  continued his good day to snap up 2-14 and Steve Rhodes took 1 for 25, but in a very tense and exciting end to the game Khalsa scraped home  nine wickets down to win by one wicket  as they reached on 153 for 9. Jaesh Naik took three smart catches in the outfield for Kenilworth and there was an outstanding catch from Ian Baker at short mid wicket. Kenilworth’s defeat sees them slip to 5th place with 146 points and opens up the top of the table as 5 sides are now chasing the two promotion places with only 10 points between them  – Stockingford leading the charge on 156, Dunlop  149, Meriden 147, Attleborough 146, Kenilworth 146 in what is now turning out to be a very tight Division.

Khalsa 24pts Kenilworth 6pts.