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Uma’s efforts in vain as Kineton’s Clarke takes 5 wickets

3rd XI v. Kineton II



On Saturday 25th May, Kenilworth Thirds entertained Kineton seconds for their Cotswold Hills League Division six fixture. Kineton won the toss and decided to bat first.

McCarthy and Briggs made a solid start for the visitors, Matt Dadswell and Pete Alty kept things tight, the visitors 21 for no wicket from ten overs, Alty made the breakthrough in the 13th over, bowling McCarthy for 9, Kineton 30 for 1. Geoff Edmunds replaced Alty and had new batsman Taylor caught by Gareth Knights for 24, Kineton now 65 for 2 in the 17th over. Edmunds then bowled Flynn for 7, Kineton now 87 for 3 in the 23rd over. Loughton then joined Briggs, together they began to get the scoreboard moving, Loughton was being the aggressor, in no time bought up his fifty, Briggs also bought up his fifty, Kenilworth used seven bowlers, but were unable to break the partnership, Kineton ending on 193 for 3 from their forty overs, Briggs and Loughton both finishing on 66 not out. Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 28 from eight overs and a wicket for Pete Alty with 1 for 18 from eight tidy overs.

Kenilworth opened their innings with Uma Shankar and Dan Roden, after a cautious start, the home side lost Dan Roden for 1, caught of Lowton, Kenilworth 30 for 1. Gareth Knights replaced Roden, but after looking settled, was run out for 9, Will Thompson fell for 5 off Clarke, Andy Dadswell fell in the same over, Kenilworth struggling on 65 for 4 in the 18th over. With wickets falling around him, Uma Shankar kept his cool, gradually finding runs easier to get. Pete Alty and James Sparks made a quick ten each, but when Clarke removed both, the home side were 97 for 6. Matt Dadswell became Clarke’s fifth victim, caught behind for six. Nick Moore was caught off McCarthy, and Kenilworth were really struggling, but Uma Shankar was still there, passing a well played fifty, but he was eventually out for a gritty 68(5×4) in the 37th over, Kenilworth 146 for 9, Geoff Edmunds and Daniel Barrie (6 not out) , got their side past 150, the home side finishing on 153 for 9 from their Forty overs. Kineton the winner’s by 40 runs. For the visitors, Clarke stole the bowling honours with 5 for 30 from nine overs, Kenilworth collect four points. Two wins and two losses from their opening four matches.


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