Kenilworth 1st. XI v. Leamington 2nd XI – WCCL South East Group A
Leamington 2nd. XI 155-10 (44.3 overs) lost to Kenilworth 129-4 (33 overs) by 6 wickets (DLS method)
Kenilworth won their latest League match as they over neighbours Leamington 2’s in a rain affected match.
Leamington batted first and were bowled out in their last over for 155 after J. Hawkes had made 31 and D. Williams 41 as they shared in a 49 run 4th wicket partnership. Guttens 16 then joined Williams to add a further 42 runs for the 6th. wicket bolstering their side’s total that had at times struggled against a good Kenilworth bowling attack. Jack Howard took 3-18 off his 5.3 overs, whilst Connor Shingler claimed 3-34, Joe Atkinson 2-31 with a wicket a piece for Jono Sparks and Darius Potten-Ravenshad. Opening bowler Steve Rhodes bowled a fine spell but remained wicketless but he only conceded 14 runs from his very fine 9 overs spell. There were two catches each in the field for Shingler and Charlie Stranks.
Rain meant that Kenilworth lost 7 overs and the target score was reduced using the DLS method. Opener Chris Prophet hit a fine 49 before he fell and Atkinson 20 as they put on 65 for the first wicket. It was left to Dan Horner unbeaten on 30 and Adie Sellar 15 not out to see Kenilworth across the winning lines as they reached the revised target of 129 for the loss of 4 wickets with 3 overs of the match remaining to give the side a 6 wicket win and move them in the second spot in the mini-League. For Leamington, Butler took 3-31 and Bate 1-15.