Runs galore as Prophet and Edmunds make centuries in the run chase

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On Sunday 6th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Wanderers opening pair Tahir and Suki made a solid start to their sides innings. The pair played the home side’s opening attack of Freddie Davies and Matt Dadswell, as they added 50 together in 12 overs, Max Howard replaced Dadswell at the pavilion end,  spin from Tom Skinner from the Leek Wootton end was introduced but Tahir and Suki kept building their partnership, both playing with freedom now as they bought up their side’s 100 in the 22nd over, soon both players reached their fiftys. There was more spin from the Leek Wootton end, as Charlie Stranks replaced Skinner, and Alex Cockburn replaced Howard at the pavilion end, yet still the opening Wanderers pair went on their merry way as the scoreboard kept ticking over quickly. With the score on 199 Tahir reached a fine century, he then retired on exactly 100 (9×4&4×6) at the end of the 35th over.

Matt Dadswell came back on to bowl at the pavilion end and after waiting for thirty five overs, Wanderers number three was dismissed by Dadswell, the bowler was now on a hat trick, after removing the number four next ball, the Wanderers skipper survived the hat trick ball. However,  Dadswell picked up another wicket in his next over, as Wanderers eventually finished on 233 for 4 from their forty overs. Suki finished short of a century, finishing on 90 not out. Young Matt Dadswell was the sole Kenilworth wicket taker with 3 for 44 from his eight overs.

Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made a solid start before Haynes-Sorrell was bowled by Mikesh for 17 in the 6th over with the score on 28. Chris Prophet strode out to join Edmunds and he seemed to be in good touch, as the pair soon had the scoreboard moving at a quick pace. Both players were finding the boundary rope on regular occasions with Prophet in particular severe on anything off line. He reached his fifty in decent time. The visitors tried eight bowling options but none were having any impact on Edmunds and Prophet. The pair raised their hundred partnership in 23rd over, Edmunds was next to raise his bat for reaching fifty. The partnership was relentless, Prophet started to accelerate more now and bought up his century in the 34th over  his innings containing 14 fours. The baton was passed to Edmunds, with enough runs and time could he too reach the same milestone. With four needed to win and Edmunds on 97, he smashed a huge six to win the game and bring up his own century, his 103 not out had 9 x 4 and 4 x 6, Prophet finished on 108 not out, the pair adding a brilliant unbroken stand of 208 for the second wicket, Kenilworth ending on 236 for 1 in the 37th over to win by 9 wickets.

A fantastic run chase and a great game, on a day where there were three centuries and bat dominated ball.

 

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