Young guns and an Old Head see the Sunday XI home

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 23rd April, Kenilworth’s Sunday side entertained close neighbours Leek Wootton in a forty overs a side friendly. And a friendly exciting match it was!
 Leek Wootton batted first, after an early loss, number three Bramley made a steady 41, as he and opener Budd put on a strong partnership for the second wicket. Budd went on to make a classy innings of 98 (5×6), falling two short of a deserved century, as he was one of three victims for spinner Potten-Ravenshad, who took a fine 3 for 21 off eight tidy overs. There were wickets too for skipper Pat Howard 2 for 29 off eight overs, veteran Chris Beach 1 for 19 and youngster Matt Dadswell 1 for 43 , both off eight overs. Visitors Leek Wootton finished on 159 for 7 from their forty overs.
Kenilworth also lost an early wicket but skipper Pat Howard joined Danny Boneham and the pair added 48 for the second wicket, before Howard was caught and bowled for 24. Boneham went on to make 38.
Young batsman Nathan Chant, batting at four, hit a fine 49, falling one short of a deserved fifty.
With 20 needed off last ten overs, Kenilworth began to make hard work of their chase, including a senseless run out, as the match went down to the last over, and the home side still needed with the side eight wickets down, a cool head was required.
In a tense climax and with the score tied and one ball left, Chris Beach hit the final ball to the boundary for the winning runs, as Kenilworth won by two wickets off the final ball, as they finished on 163 for 8. Wickets were shared around for Leek Wootton, C. Bailey 1 for 15, Rob Hammett 1 for 20 and F. Bailey 1 for 22 were the pick of the visitors bowling.