1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield
On Saturday 25th May, Kenilworth travelled over to Moseley Ashfield for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture and found the table toppers too strong as Ashfield recorded their 5th win in 6 matches.
Ashfield were to bat first, opening pair Thomas and Homer were looking to make a strong start for their side, but lost Homer early for just 1, bowled by Naeem whilst next man in Muhammed soon followed, caught by Shingler off Sunny Ahmed for 2, Thomas though didn’t look in any danger, and along with Pemberton, the pair began to rebuild their side’s innings, both players finding runs easy to come by. Pemberton and Thomas went on to record a half century each, before Pemberton was caught behind by Tom Booker off the bowling of Connor Shingler for a solid 67. Perry was run out for 2, Shingler had Shah stumped by Tom Booker for 28 and Rahman caught by Naeem for 5.
Jefferies joined Thomas, but Thomas was finally out, caught by Naeem off Shingler for a brilliant 108 . Joe Atkinson then claimed the wickets of Jefferies for 27 and O’Driscoll 10. Naeem took the last Ashfield wicket, Shears caught by Henry Curran for 2, Moseley Ashfield all out for 256. Wickets were shared for Kenilworth, Connor Shingler with 4 for 76 from twelve overs, Muhammed Naeem with 2 for 30 from ten overs, Jo Atkinson with 2 for 22 from three overs and a wicket for Sunny Ahmed with 31 from four.
Skipper Pete Magafas and Connor Shingler opened up their side’s innings, both players looked in good touch, as both men found the boundary early on, but with the score on 38, Magafas was caught off Shears for 22. Sunny Ahmed joined Shingler, he too got early boundaries, but the visitors lost two wicket’s in the 18th over, going from 89 for 1 to 90 for 3 , Shingler out for 32 and Joe Atkinson for no score, Raymon then took his third wicket in quick succession, Henry Curran out for 8, Kenilworth in trouble now on 100 for 4. Muhammed Naeem joined Ahmed, and counter attacked, smashing a quick fire 46 including 3x4and 3x 6, until Raymon had him caught, Ahmed was dismissed by O’Driscoll for 28, Tom Booker and Illias made 28 and 31 respectively, both men clearing the ropes twice, before falling to O’Driscoll, when Ben Maney was last man out, bowled by O’Driscoll, as Kenilworth were all out for 208 with ten overs remaining. Ashfield the winner’s by 48 runs. Raymon with 4 for 30 from twelve overs and O’Driscoll with 3 for 56 off nine overs doing the damage with the ball for Ashfield. Two wins and fours defeats now for Kenilworth from their first four matches.