Sunday XI v. Corley
On Sunday 23rd June, Kenilworth hosted Coventry outfit Corley for their latest Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture and ran out easy winners following a Town bowling blitz that ran through the Corley side, in a match that ended inside 33 overs.
Winning the toss, visitors Corley chose to bat first, Falconer and Soinne opened up for the visitors, as the Kenilworth opening attack of Joey Poole and Matthew Dadswell looked for early wickets, Corley had got to 28 without loss in the sixth over, when Dadswell bowled Soinne for 7, and three balls later in the same over, Dadswell had number three Phillips well held by Matt Casey at cover for 2, Corley now 30 for 2 after six overs. After a tidy four over spell, Matt Casey replaced Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end, he struck with his second ball, Falconer well held by Charlie Stranks at long on, Falconer making 23, Corley 41 for 3 in the tenth over. Khan and Bates were now at the crease, but Casey soon removed both men, lbw for 2 and 3 respectively, Corley struggling on 44 for 5 from fourteen overs. Tom Skinner replaced Joey Poole from the bottom end, number six ward was then the victim of a quite brilliant one handed catch from Charlie Stranks, Stranks dived full length at wide mid on off Skinner, catching the ball goalkeeper style, the visitors now in deep trouble on 51 for 6. Joey Poole swapped ends, now from the pavilion end, and struck twice having Priy lbw for no score, then having Lynch brilliantly caught by skipper Dan Horner one handed at slip for 1, Corley now 55 for 8. Charlie Stranks then replaced Skinner from the bottom end, and in his second over had number seven Parker caught by Matt Dadswell on the leg side for 4, now 55 for 9. Matthew Dadswell replaced Poole in the 24th over, with his first ball back, bowled number ten Whatsize without scoring, Corley all out for just 55 in only 23.1 overs. Wickets shared, Matt Casey with 3 for 8 off five overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 15 from 4.1 overs, Joey Poole with 2 for 25 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 1 for 6 from four overs and a wicket for Charlie Stranks 1 for 0 off two overs.
The teams came straight out, openers Dan Horner and Darius Potten-Ravenshad had the task of getting their side to the target required, both batsmen looked to get on the front foot straight away, but with score on 14, Potten-Ravenshad was caught at mid off by Henry off the bowling of Phillips for 10. James Adamson replaced Potten-Ravenshad, immediately got the scoreboard moving, Horner and Adamson soon got their side to win, Horner ending 10 not out, but it was Adamson with a rapid 31 not out, saw Kenilworth over the line in only nine overs, Kenilworth finished on 56 for 1.
Kenilworth the winners by nine wickets, and take the full 24 points, as the side continue to impress in the Arden League.