Kenilworth 3rd. XI v. Kineton III – CHL Shield B
Kineton 176-9 lost to Kenilworth 113-2 (18 overs) by 8 wickets (DLS method)
The Kenilworth 3rds. put in their best performance of the season to seal victory at Kineton by 8 wickets in a rain affected match.
Kineton had batted first and posted 176-9 off their 40 overs with Laughton hitting 26 and Cox 22 before tail enders number 9 Swift hit an unbeaten 29 and number 10 Flynn 20 to bolster the side’s score late in their innings. The pick of the Kenilworth bowlers was young teenager, Thomas Best who took a career best 4-16 in Senior cricket in his fine spell of bowling bamboozling the Kineton batsmen with his swing. Christian Russ took 2-39 whilst youngster Louis Smithson, Dan Barrie and Ed Smith claimed a wicket each.
Rain delayed the Kenilworth reply that saw 15 overs lost and the side’s target was reduced to 111. Father and son duo, Uma Umashanker 23 and Kieran Umashanker 8 opened and fell before a match winning 62 run 3rd wicket unbroken partnership between Dave Smithson 37 not out and Steve Kelley 24 not out saw Kenilworth reach 113-2 and victory with 7 overs to spare to end their League campaign in style with by far their best performance of the season.