Sunday XI v. Moseley
The Sunday XI hosted Moseley at our Warwick Road Ground in their return fixture in the Arden Sunday Cricket League on Sunday 30th. June. This time it was Moseley who ran winners, as Kenilworth had been when they visited Moseley earlier in the season, to leave the sides tied in their head to head encounters in the League.
Visitors Moseley won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Mahmood and Hussain looked to be positive from the start against the new ball attack of Joey Poole and George Jeyaratnam, Kenilworth struck an early wicket, Hussain caught by Matt Casey at cover, Hussain out for 5, Moseley 21 for 1. Qamar was next man in for the visitors, again looking to be positive, adding a quick 23 with Mahmood before Jeyaratnam bowled for 15, Moseley now 44 for 2. Matt Casey replaced Jeyaratnam and Tom Skinner replaced Poole, Mahmood and new man at the crease Mohammed began to put a strong partnership together, a series of fours helped the pair to get their side to a hundred on the scoreboard, they had put on 64 when Matt Dadswell, who had replaced Skinner from the pavilion end, had Mahmood caught by Dan Horner at extra cover for a solid 46, Moseley now 108 for 3. Next man in Oryakhara was then run out by Dan Horner for a breezy 12, now 121 for 4. Cowley and Mohammed then added 47 together for the fifth wicket, Mohammed passing fifty in the process, but he was fifth man out, Stumped by Henry Curran off Charlie Stranks for a fine innings of 83, 168 for 5 became 173 for 6 when Cowley was caught and bowled by Matt Casey for 5. A flurry of late wickets in the last couple of overs, Aziz run out by Casey for no score, A. Hussain caught by Dan Horner off Charlie Stranks for 1, Skipper Davies was left 13 not out, Moseley finished their forty overs on 182 for 9. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Charlie Stranks with 2 for 26 off five overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 19 off five, George Jayaratham with 1 for 22 off seven overs, Joey Poole with 1 for 28 off four and a wicket for Matt Casey, 1 for 38 off eight, also three run outs.
After tea the Kenilworth Openers Dan Horner and Henry Curran were looking to make inroads into the target set by Moseley, but lost Curran early, bowled by Davies for 6, Kenilworth 17 for 1 in the fifth over, Imam was next in but found runs hard to come by against the Moseley bowling, in the ninth over, Davies struck twice, having both Imam and Charlie Stranks lbw, both without scoring, the home side in trouble on 22 for 3. This soon became 24 for 4 when Horner was bowled by Aziz for 11. Matt Casey and number 6 Drew Dyer then began to be more positive, starting to put a stand together, Dyer in particular looked in good touch, until he was run out for 19, the home side now 59 for 5, George Jayaratham was next man in, but was soon walking back to the pavilion, bowled by A. Hussain for 1, Kenilworth in trouble on 72 for 6 in the 18th over. Matt Casey was then stumped off the bowling of Mahmood for 24, now 75 for 7. Young Kieran Umashanka was caught off Hallen for 1, the home side on the brink of defeat on 92 for 8 in the 26th over, when Matt Dadswell was bowled by James in the 29th over for 1, the home side were 95 for 9.
With number eight Joey Poole in determined mood, along with last man Tom Skinner, they had eleven overs to survive to save the game, over by over came and went, the opening bowlers now on at the death, the 39th over bowled by Aziz, and with his last ball, enticed Skinner to play at one outside off stump, the edge taken, the catch taken at slip, Kenilworth all out for 121 with one over remaining, Poole left stranded on a solid 23 not out, Skinner making 3. Davies taking 3 for 20 and Aziz 2 for 11 off eight overs doing the damage for the visitors.
Moseley the winners by 61 runs, Kenilworth take 4 points.