Sunday joy for the Club

Sunday XI v Redditch

On Sunday 5th July, Kenilworth Sunday XI played host to Redditch CC in a 40 overs a side friendly and managed to complete the game and avoid the sharp burst of thunder, lightning and the heavy downpour of rain locally.

Redditch batted first, after the loss of an early wicket, number three Egan made 50 and Derreck batting at number 5  hit a solid 60, yet the innings was kept in check by Kenilworth’s bowlers Nick Moore with a tidy 2 for 26 off 8 overs, skipper Matt Bolshaw with 2 for 21, spinner Charlie Stranks 2 for 43 and youngster Jono Sparks 1 for 18. Three run outs accounted for the other wickets to fall as Redditch were bowled all out for 187 in the 39th over.

Kenilworth’s reply started with well with openers Danny Boneham and Gregg Peebles (39) putting  on 79 for the first wicket, then after a short stoppage for rain, Boneham was joined by Dan Horner (17) to add 43 for the second wicket, before  Boneham went on to make a fine 68 (6×4 1×6). However,  it was old boy  Ian Summers with 20 not out who won the match with a six and an over to spare on as the side reached 190 for 5. Tom Feylan with 3 for 57 off 8 overs was the most successful Redditch bowler. A great game of cricket played in the right spirit of the game, Kenilworth winning by five wickets.