Sunday XI v. Ashorne
40 overs a side friendly
Ashorne 207-5 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 211-1 (38.2 overs) by 9 wickets.
Kenilworth’s teenagers, Shyaan Imam and George Baines both starred with the bat as the pair put on an unbroken 2nd. wicket stand of 160 runs in 26 overs together chasing down Ashorne’s score of 207-5 to hand victory to the Sunday Xl as the side reached 211-1 with 10 balls of the match remaining.
lmam posted his Senior best of 89 not out in a quality and impressive innings in which he hit only 7 boundaries, the final two being the last two balls of the match. Baines very ably assisted and made an unbeaten 75 himself, also hitting 7 boundaries. Imam had also earlier shared in an opening stand of 51 with Dan Horner who made 28 before he fell but the youngsters then took control and none of the 7 Ashorne bowlers used could make any breakthrough. Oldergold with 1-33 was their only wicket taker.
Ashorne’s Hasselby had hit an impressive 102 earlier with 15 boundaries and a six, Green 41 not out and Howells 31 as the side reached 207-5. Matt Dadswell, Christian Mortlock, Sam Leach and Matt Casey each took a wicket.
Yet, the day belonged to Imam and Baines and for their fine performances in the run chase to give the side a good win in their last friendly before the Arden Sunday League campaign starts next week.