Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers
On a glorious sunny Sunday 25th August, Kenilworth hosted Coventry Ramblers in a thirty five an overs a side friendly with the Ramblers winning by 17 runs.
Ramblers won the toss and elected to bat first, Sharma and Rose opened the batting for their side, Matt Dadswell and Geoff Edmunds the opening bowlers for Kenilworth, and it was Edmunds who struck first, having Rose caught by Henry Curran at wide mid on, 15 for 1. There was then a partnership of 73 between Sharma and number three Thomas for the second wicket, with the score on 88, Thomas was bowled by Henry Curran, who replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end, this became 92 for 3 soon after, Tom Skinner now on at the leek Wootton end, had Sharma caught behind by Andy Dadswell for 41. Safour soon followed, lbw to Henry Curran and Sheepy was well caught again by Henry Curran, another wicket for Tom skinner. Tom Hall and Kershaw were to put a partnership on together, taking the score past a hundred, on 145, Hall was brilliantly caught by Henry Curran on the deep leg side boundary off Dan Roden, Roden struck twice more, having R.Corden caught and bowled for 6 and C. Corden bowled for 1, ramblers 158 for 8. Kieran Umashanka with his second spell from the pavilion end, bowled Kershaw for 16, and bowled last man Philip without score, Ramblers all out for 160 in the 33rd over.
Wickets shared for Kenilworth – Dan Roden with 3 for 8 off three overs, Henry Curran with 2 for 22 off seven overs, Kieran Umashanka with 2 for 28 off seven overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 39 from seven overs and 1 for 7 for Geoff Edmunds as the players headed off for tea.
Kenilworth started their reply with Henry Curran and Dan Roden at the crease, the pair made a steady start, but with the score on 22 on the seventh over, Curran was bowled by Tom Hall for 7. Drew Vyas joined Roden and the pair put on a strong stand together, in particular Vyas was the aggressor in a stand of 55 together in ten overs, before Vyas was well caught on the long off boundary by Safour off the bowling of Stuart Hall for 41, Kenilworth well placed on 77 for 2 after 17 overs. Roden fell with the score on 90, bowled by Kershaw for 16. Now with two new batters at the crease, Shayan Imam and Elliott Haynes Sorrell, but a mix up between the pair, saw Haynes Sorrell run out for 11. Yas Joshi was then caught behind off Kershaw without score, Kenilworth now struggling on 100 for 5 in the 25th over.
Matt Dadswell was now at the crease, he and Imam now needed run a ball if they were to get their side home, Dadswell with plenty of aggressive intent including a big 6 off Sharma, and two more fours, but in the end the two batsmen were unable to reach the required runs needed, Kenilworth ended on 143 for 5 from their thirty five overs, Matt Dadswell was unbeaten on 24 and Imam 17. Ramblers winning by 17 runs. Kershaw with 2 for 27 from seven overs for Ramblers.