Sunday League defeat in local derby

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

On a glorious Sunday 20th May, Kenilworth made the long trip to Kenilworth Wardens for their Arden Sunday League fixture.

Visiting captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and chose to bat first. Opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham made watchful start against the home side’s opening bowlers, but Edmunds began to open up, two big straight sizes in the ninth over, as Kenilworth began to get the scoreboard moving. The pair put on 63, before Boneham lost his off stump to J. Patel in the 13th over for 14, Edmunds fell to a catch at long off with the score on 72, he made 46 and looked well set for a big score. Elliott Haynes Sorrell and Chris Prophet had to start the rebuild, the pair had put on 38 for 3rd over, before Prophet was out for 27. Charlie Stranks joined Haynes Sorrell, the pair started to scamper singles and twos, but boundaries were becoming hard to come by, the pressure was telling, Haynes Sorrell ending up being run out again for 14. Stranks making 18, Max Howard 11 and Darius Potten Ravenshad 10 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 162 for 6 from their forty overs. D. Patel with 2 for 18 and J. Patel with 2 for 19 the best of the home sides bowling.

Young seamers Max Howard and Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, home side’s opening batsmen K. Patel and Lenton made a steady start in the pursuit of 163 to win, bringing their sides fifty up in the 14th over, Patel was the first wicket to fall, bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 29 with the score on 71, Lenton soon followed, falling lbw to Potten Ravenshad for 42. Ravenshad struck twice more, as the home side were now 109 for 4. Home captain D. Patel kept his nerve with 35 not out , along with Harsha, who added a brisk 31 not out, the home side hitting the winning runs in the 37th over, finishing on 165 for 4, ad winning by six wickets. Wickets for Darius Potten Ravenshad with a fine 3 for 33 from eight overs and skipper Geoff Edmunds, who took a frugal 1 for 11 off eight very tidy overs.

 

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