2nd. XI v. Bulkington 1’s
On Saturday 24th August, the second team of Kenilworth travelled to Bulkington for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division eight fixture and came away with 10 points in the drawn match.
Kenilworth won the toss and asked Bulkington to bat first, Wilson and Topp looked to make a strong start for their side, and the pair soon had the visitors chasing the ball around the ground, putting the visitors bowling to the sword, passing fifty, then a hundred together, both batsmen passing fifty, as the score passed 150 without loss, eventually Kenilworth struck, Chris Beech removing Topp for 71, 171 for 1, then a collapse, from 171 for no wicket, Bulkington slipped to 177 for 5, Chris Beech on a roll, a wicket for Sam Leach and Kieran Umashanka, another for Beech, as he completed a fine five wicket haul, Bulkington ending their fifty overs on 242 for 8, Wilson making exactly 100. Chris Beech with a superb 5 for 34 from ten overs, John Mortlock with 1 for 32, Sam Leach with 1 for 36 from twelve tidy overs and a wicket for Kieran Umashanka 1 for 22, as the players headed off for tea.
Kenilworth started their reply with Mark Stranks and Geoff Hay, but lost Hay in the 8th over, Kenilworth 4 for 1, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Stranks, adding 30 together before Stranks was out for 17, the visitors 34 for 2 in the 20th over. Nathan Chant and Potten-Ravenshad then began to build a strong partnership together, going on to pass fifty together, the pair going on to add 95 together in 19 overs, during the partnership, Potten-Ravenshad passed fifty, with the score on 129 in the 39th over, Potten- Ravenshad was dismissed for a very fine 73, the visitors 129 for 3, Chant was then out with the score on 138, Chant making 29. James Adamson and Drew Vyas were now at the crease, Vyas made a quick 12, when he was out in the 44th over, 157 for 5.
Sam Leach and Adamson were to see out the remaining overs, Adamson with 30 not out and Leach 17 not out, the pair adding an unbroken stand of 41 together, as Kenilworth closed their innings on 198 for 5 from their fifty overs. Kenilworth take the losing draw.
Bulkington 242-8 (16 points) (Chris Beech 5-34) drew with Kenilworth 198-5 (10 points) (Darius Potten-Ravenshad 73).