2nd XI v. RMCC
On Saturday 25th May, Kenilworth’s Seconds hosted League leaders RMCC for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture and became the first side this season not to beaten by them as they secured a winning draw.
Visitors RMCC won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Home side openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner made a strong start, visiting bowlers were made to work hard as Stranks and Horner began to find runs easy to come by, the pair went on to put a fifty run opening stand in the fourteenth over. They had put on 73 together when Stranks was caught off S. Hussain for a solid 39. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined his captain Horner, it wasn’t long before the pair began to forge a partnership, Horner then bought up his fifty, with two fours off 82 balls, but just after Horner was caught off Khan for 52 after putting on 54 together, 127 for 2. Jono Sparks joined Haynes Sorrell, but Haynes Sorrell was bowled by Khan for 28. Kenilworth now 131 for 3. Next man in Matt Casey and Sparks then went on to add 61 together for the fourth wicket in eight overs, then Khan dismissed both men, Sparks making 32 and Casey making 20, Kenilworth 206 for 5 in the 46th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Charles Lamprect with 12 and 10, Danny Boneham with 8 not out and Charlie Stranks with 10 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 236 for 7 from their fifty overs. For RMCC, Khan took the bowling honours with 4 for 51 from eleven overs.
RMCC started their reply with openers Ali and Asim, as they looked to chase down their target, but it was first change bowler Sam Leach removed both openers in quick succession, to catches from Dan Horner and Matt Casey, Ali making 19 and Asim 14. Sharma and Rashid then looked to rebuild for RMCC, together they began to get their side back into the game but Charlie Stranks bowled Sharma for 21, Heider then joined Rashid, the pair went on to add fifty together, Tom Skinner then had Heider caught behind by Dan Horner for 20. Rasheed quickly followed, caught by Lamprecht off Matt Casey for one, Rashid though was unmoved, going on to make a solid fifty, Tom Skinner then had Hussain caught by the safe hands of Matt Casey for 13 at the end of the their fifty overs, Rashid ended unbeaten on 79, RMCC ending their innings on 180 for 6. For Kenilworth Sam Leach taking 2 for 26 from 12 very tidy overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 24 from five overs, Charlie Stranks with 1 for 24 from five overs and 1 for 45 for Matt Casey from ten overs. Two catches each for Dan Horner and Matt Casey as Kenilworth who had the better of the match earned 16 points for their winning draw.