1st XI v. Bablake Old Boys
On a chilly Saturday 27th April, Kenilworth travelled to play Bablake Old Boys, for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture.
Bablake batted first, but lost McCarthy early for four. Manning joined Arnold, the pair made steady progress until Manning fell for 16, Arnold departed soon after for a breezy 34. Smith and Sadiq then put on a decent partnership, Smith making 28, but it was Sadiq with a fine innings of 82 that took it away from the Kenilworth bowlers. Bablake posting a decent 230 for 8 from their fifty overs with Connor Shingler taking 3-38, Mo Naeem 2-44 and a wicket a pice for Mo Fahim and Joe Atkinson
In their reply, visitors Kenilworth lost opener Henry Curran for 11. Muhammed Fahim joined Chris Prophet, both batsmen looked to be positive, they took the score beyond a hundred, when first Fahim was caught off the bowling of Bains for 48 (2 x 6 and 4 x 4) and then Prophet was dismissed by Ali for a fine 54 in an innings that saw him hit 9 boundaries.
After their wickets fell, Kenilworth collapsed from 142-4 to 148 all out in 37.4 overs, with four players out for no score, with only 26 from Tom Booker showing any resistance as Bains with 4-16, McCarthy 3-33 and Ali 3-45 took the bowling plaudits for Bablake who were easy winners by 82 runs.