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The sole side to win at the weekend as bowlers defend a low total

3rd. XI v. Norton Lindsey




On Saturday the 18th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to Snitterfield CC to play Norton Lindsey 3rds for their Cotswold Hills league Division Six fixture and came away with the Club’s only win for its weekend’s efforts.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, and openers Andy Dadswell and Dan Roden, the pair put on 16 for the first wicket, Dadswell was caught off Hall for 6, next man in Gareth Knights was soon walking back to the pavilion, bowled for no score, visitors Kenilworth 16 for 2. Uma Shankar joined Roden, the pair began to repair their sides innings, Uma Shanker was finding the boundary ropes on a regular basis, the pair added 72 when Uma Shanker was bowled by Penrose for 37. Young Matt Dadswell followed for 1, Kenilworth now 89 for 4. Ed Smith made a quick 15, now 107 for 5, with overs running out, Siddiqui added a quick 10 on debut, as home Captain Hall taking three quick wickets for Norton, Kenilworth struggling on 123 for 8, Roden eventually out for a solid 24. Ninth wicket pair of Daniel Barrie 6 not out and Phil Hollingsworth with 12 not out got their side to 144 for 8 from their forty overs, with some smart batting, the for Norton Lindsey with the ball was skipper Martin Hall with a stunning 6 for 20 from nine overs.

Richardson and Thomas opened their side’s innings, looking to make a solid start for their side, Ed Smith and Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, but after both bowlers first spells went unrewarded, the home side making a solid start, skipper Geoff Edmunds replaced Smith and Dan Roden replaced Dadswell, but still no breakthrough, the home side passing fifty with relative ease. At the halfway point, the home side were 94 without loss, twenty overs and drinks , the home side in total control. Siddiqui replaced Roden, and struck straight away, bowling Thomas for 51, soon he inflicted the same fate on Richardson, out for 35. Daniel Barrie replaced Edmunds, although wicketless, Barrie bowled a tidy five overs. Ed Smith replaced Barrie, he too went wicketless, but bowled a superb spell of nine overs for just 18 runs, the home side were well placed at drinks, but tight bowling and fielding, now left the game in the balance, Dadswell replaced Smith, and struck twice in one over, bowling Maundrel for 3 and Penrose for 3, young Louis Smithson was introduced in the last few overs, bowling the dangerous Clarke for 7, the home side now needed 25 to win from the last four overs but Dadswell and Smithson bowled superbly, backed up in the field, so the last over, Norton needed 11 to win, Smithson the bowler, he and Kenilworth held their nerve, and the visitors snatched a five run win , Norton Lindsey finishing on 139 for 5 from their forty overs.

Bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Matt Dadswell with 2 for 30 from eight overs, Siddiqui with 2 for 11 from three and 1 for 11 from four tidy overs.

Fantastic result, superb team performance. Kenilworth taking 16 points for their brilliant efforts. Well done lads.



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