3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV
Earlswood 170-5 (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 111-8 (40 overs) by 59 runs.
Earlswood’s talented all round cricketer, Laura Smitten, was undoubtedly the player of the day in the 40 overs a side Cotswold Hills friendly match and the side’s victory against Kenilworth 3rds.
Opening, she made a fine unbeaten 82 as Earlswood posted 170-5 and was the solid mainstay of their innings. Massey chipped in with 18 as all 5 wickets to fall were taken by different Kenilworth bowlers – youngsters James Sparks, Will Machin and Matt Dadswell, whilst Ed Smith and Deen Shafiq also picked a wicket up each.
Replying, Kenilworth started well with Uma Umashanker making 30 before he was run out but after he fell the side found runs hard to come by. Dadswell made 16, Smith 11 and Shafiq 10 as the Earlswood bowling attack was too difficult to get away and for Kenilworth to find scoring opportunities. The side had to settle on ending their 40 overs on 111-8.
It was Smitten who proved to be best bowler for Earlswood as she took 2-16 from her 8 overs, whilst 5 other bowlers each took a wicket to give Earlswood a deserved 59 run win in a day that belonged to Smitten for her fine performances with the bat and the ball.