Sunday XI v. Aston Unity
On a freezing Sunday 14th April, Kenilworth hosted Aston Unity in forty overs a side friendly.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, the Unity opening pair Kumara and Bogle looked to be positive from the start, as Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble tried to make an early breakthrough with the ball, but the visitors went to post a fifty run opening stand inside nine overs. Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and soon he had Bogle caught by skipper Matt Casey for 26, Unity 57 for 1. Skinner struck again in his next over, Cole caught by Chris Prophet for no score, 59 for 2. Number four Jordan then added 46 with Kumara for the third wicket, when Kumara was dismissed by young leg spinner Dan Rosen , bowled for 55, the visitors now 105 for 3. Rosen struck again, having Jordan caught by Matt Dadswell for 36. Connor Shingler replaced Skinner and bowled Macrame for 19 with his second Ball, then bowling Rangwala for 20, leaving Unity 177 for 6 with one over to go, George Jeyaratnam took a wicket in the last over, the visitors finishing on 180 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket’s for Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 from eight overs, Connor Shingler 2 for 10 off four, Dan Roden with 2 for 55 from eight overs and 1 for 25 for George Jeyaratnam off six overs.
Kenilworth made a steady start to their reply , opening pair David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 36 for the first wicket, before Edmunds miss timed a drive and was caught for 18, Prophet was joined by Connor Shingler, but he fell cheaply for 2 off Hayden Bogle, Kenilworth now 45 for 2. Skipper Matt Casey then joined Prophet, he looked in good touch, but he fell for 15, the home side now 82 for 3 at the half way stage. Prophet was to follow soon after for 39, caught off the bowling of Chandler, 86 for 4 now. Will Thompson on debut made 10 and George Jeyaratnam 3, the home side in trouble on 126 for 6. Further quick wicket’s going , Tom Skinner for 4, keeper Darius Potten-Ravenshad for 15, the home side on the brink on 134 for 8. Rangwala doing the damage, Matt Dadswell was caught for a single and Roden was the last wicket to fall for 5, as Kenilworth were all out for 139 in the 32nd over. Rangwala finishing with figures of 5 for 19 off only 4.3 overs and Hayden Bogle with 3 for 24 from eight overs. Aston Unity the winners by 41 runs.