1st. XI v. Leamington 2nd’s.
WCCL South East Group A
Leamington 2nds 196-7 (4 points) (45 overs) lost to Kenilworth 198-3 (20 points) (45 overs) by 7 wickets.
Kenilworth completed the double over neighbours Leamington 2nds. in the WCCL South East Group A win/lose League match to consolidate 2nd. place in the Group with a 7 wicket win, reaching the set target with an over to spare.
Leamington posted 196-7 with openers Jack Hawkes 37 and Billy Hallett 48 putting on 74 for the Spa’s 1st. wicket. Samuel Forster then added 51 whilst Rob Williams made an unbeaten 20 in the side’s total. There were a brace of wickets for Joe Atkinson and Jono Sparks, whilst Charlie Stranks, Connor Shingler and Jack Howard took one a piece.
Despite falling to 44-2, Kenilworth’s opener Atkinson remained solid to make 59 before he fell after sharing in a good 3rd. wicket partnership with skipper Shingler to move the score towards the 100 mark in the run chase. Shingler was then joined by Sparks and they moved the run rate on and shared in an unbeaten 98 run partnership as they peppered the boundary and with good running between the wickets. The pair paced their partnership perfectly to reach 198-7 with 6 balls of the match in hand to bring a fine win for Kenilworth. Shingler made an impressive unbeaten 76 whilst Sparks was 42 not out as they reached the winning line in a tight win/lose game.