Sunday XI v. Wellesbourne
The side’s Division 3 fixture in the Arden Sunday Cricket League on Sunday 19th. May was played at Wellesbourne CC and the side were soundly beaten.
On Sunday 19th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Wellesbourne for their third Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture of the season.
Skipper Dan Horner won the toss and elected to bat first on decent looking track, Horner opened up the Kenilworth innings with Henry Curran, against a tidy Wellesbourne new ball opening attack, the visitors made a watchful start, as Rose and Smith kept the visitors in check. Kenilworth had reached 38, when the first bowling change in the twelfth over saw Horner miss judge a leg side shot, caught at short mid wicket off Hopwood for 16. Curran then fell soon after, LBW to Smith for 15, Kenilworth 44 for 2, Charlie Stranks joined George Bains, but Stranks was LBW to Hopwood for 1, young Dan Roden fell in the same over, bowled by Hopwood for no score, the visitors now wobbling on 58 for 4. Shawn Imam joined Bains, but Bains too fell cheaply, caught behind off Hopwood for 7, when Imam was bowled by Hopwood for 2 , Kenilworth were in deep trouble on 64 for 6. Will Thompson and Asachin Dhillon were now at the crease, both players were looking to be positive, Chillon was caught by Rose off Green for 6, Matt Dadswell joined Thompson, but after hitting a huge straight six, he was bowled by Green for 6, with now last man in , as the visitors only having ten players, Geoff Edmunds joined Thompson, Thompson continued to play his shots, he too hitting a big six, trying to repeat the shot, he was caught on the boundary, one handed by Wheeler for a top score of 26, this left Geoff Edmunds 0 not out, with over ten overs left, Kenilworth were all out for 101 in 29.1 overs. For Wellesbourne, Hopwood was the star, recording unbelievable figures of 5 for 6 off six overs, Green also with fine figures, 3 for 8 off 3.1 overs.
The Wellesbourne openers, Tommy Wheeler and Nathan Edwards were looking to win the match as quick as possible, Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling with Geoff Edmunds, bowlers were soon targeted, but in the fourth over Edmunds had Edwards caught at long off by Henry Curran for 21, Wheeler was joined by Matthew Boyle, Boyle was more watchful, but Wheeler kept smashing his way, and soon got to his fifty, Skipper Horner had already tried six bowlers, then bought himself on , that did the trick, as he deceived Wheeler, clean bowled for 55. Craig Cook joined Boyle with only six runs needed to win, Cook hit the winning four in the sixteenth over, Wellesbourne ending on 105 for 2 off 15.1 overs, Boyle was 21 not out at the end. Geoff Edmunds with 1 for 22 and Dan Horner with 1 for 9. Wellesbourne the winners by eight wickets. A day to forget for the ten men of Kenilworth as Wellesbourne won with ease.