Arden Sunday League debut. Side settle for losing draw.

Sunday XI v. Moseley

On Sunday 13th May, Kenilworth travelled to Birmingham side Moseley for their opening Arden Sunday League fixture.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first. Matt Dadswell opened the bowing with skipper Geoff Edmunds, but after a steady start, the Moseley openers Mamood and Din began to find the boundary, the visitors not helped by only having ten players, not ideal when you’re defending a big outfield, but they did a decent job.

The opening stand was broken by occasional seamer Danny Boneham, he had Din caught t the wicket by Dan Horner for 69 with the score on 103. Mamood was joined by Avery, these two were to put on 62 together before Boneham struck again, sending Avery’s middle stump flying for 36. Darius Potter Ravenshad had Mamood brilliantly caught by Danny Boneham on the long off boundary for 93, just after having a nasty facial injury attempting a similar catch. A quick fire 42 not out from home captain Nandra, including 24 off the last over, got Moseley to 276 for 5 from their forty over allocation. Potter Ravenshad with 2 for 44 off eight overs was the best of the Kenilworth bowling, wickets also for Boneham with 2 for 63 off eight overs and Geoff Edmunds 1 for 51 off eight overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham strode to the wicket, looking to start the chase, but when Edmunds and Boneham was dismissed early with the score on 16 for 2, the visitors task looked a tall order, and at 21 for 4, hopeless.

Darius Potter Ravenshad and Elliot Haynes Sorrell were now battening down the hatches, the losing draw the only option now. The pair putting on 55 before Haynes Sorrell was needlessly run out for 21. Andy Dadswell joined Potten Ravenshad, adding 26 before Dadswell was given lbw for 16. Form batsmen Sam Leach was his next partner, with no further alarms or wickets, Kenilworth batted out the remaining overs, finishing on 140 for 6 from their forty overs, Potten Ravenshad finished unbeaten on 43 and Leach unbeaten on 25. For Moseley, Jarman took 3 for 9 from seven overs, the most successful of the home bowling. Result being a losing draw for Kenilworth.

Moseley 276-5 Kenilworth 140-6

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