Sunday XI toil in the sun

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon, Kenilworth hosted frequent visitors Wanderers at their picturesque Warwick Road ground.
 
Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth found batting a difficult task, opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham struggled against a useful and accurate Wanderers attack. Boneham was first to fall with the score on eleven, Edmunds fell with the score on twenty eight. Elliott Haynes Sorrell put on 34 with Chris Prophet for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 31 off 46 balls. Batting was no easier with a change of bowling, further wickets fell, leaving the home side on 88 for 6 after 30 overs. Young all-rounder Will Machin joined Sorrell, the pair were to bat through to the end of their sides forty over allocation. The pair adding an unbeaten stand of 36 for the seventh wicket, but Kenilworth could only manage 124 for 6, Machin unbeaten on 10, but Haynes Sorrell completed his first home fifty in the last over, ending on exactly 50 not out, his innings including 2 x 4 and 1 x 6 off 76 balls. Spinners Kangsagara with 2 for 20 and Vala with 2  for 21 doing the damage with the ball for the visitors.
 
After the tea interval, Kenilworth took to the field looking to take early wickets, young Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling from the pavilion end, although only going for eight runs from his five over spell, he was unable to make any breakthrough. From the Leek Wootton end it was the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds, he also was bowling a tight line, he made the first breakthrough, having Tahir caught on the leg side boundary by Dave Edmunds for 11. Spinner Edmunds struck again, reducing the visitors to 34 for 2 thanks to a catch by Pete Magafas. Wood joined opener Sandu, together the pair put on a match winning partnership of 55 for the third wicket, Sandu was bowled by Matthew Dadswell, returning for his second spell from the pavilion end, Wanderers now 89 for 3. Overs from spinner Andy Smith and young seamer Will Machin were unable to make a breakthrough on the middle overs, occasional bowler Danny Boneham replaced Machin from the Leek Wootton end, he was claim his first wicket of the season in his second over, bowling Wood for 22. Khan replaced Wood, he played big shots from ball one, clearing the boundary four times on his way to 32 not out off only fourteen balls, as the visitors won with ten overs to spare, finishing on 125 for 4, Wanderers the winners by six wickets.
 
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 15 off eight tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 20 from seven overs and Danny Boneham 1 for 26 off 2.5 overs.
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