The 3 sides all win for second consecutive Saturday
All 3 Kenilworth sides were in League action on Saturday that again saw a hat trick of wins for the second week running.
Kenilworth v. Fillongley
Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L – 50 overs a side
Fillongley 185-10 (2 points) (50 overs) lost to Kenilworth 186-1 (20 points) (29.4 overs) by 9 wickets.
The 1st. XI continued their good recent form with a solid 9 wicket win at Fillongley, who had posted 185 in their innings. Stuart Cope was the pick of Kenilworth’s bowlers taking 3-42 with Steve Rhodes claiming 2-47 with a wicket each for Joe Atkinson, Jack Howard, Connor Shingler and Sunil Kumar as the Fillongley tail got the side to their total with number 10, Morgan hitting 51, Tregoning 26 and Moore 22 not out. Kenilworth’s keeper, Tom Booker took three catches before he and fellow opener Atkinson put on 100 for Kenilworth’s first wicket in reply. Booker made a very fine 73 hitting 14 boundaries and a 6 in his knock before it was left to Atkinson 55 not out (8 x 4) and George Baines 43 not out (10 x 4) to see the side to victory inside 30 overs as they easily reached 186-1 after putting on an unbeaten 86 together and record their second consecutive win of the League season.
Kenilworth v. Leamington Khalsa
Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L – 50 overs a side
Leamington Khalsa 170-10 (6 points) (45 overs) lost to Kenilworth 174-9 (20 points) (49 overs) by 1 wicket.
The heroes of the match were Kenilworth’s last wicket batting pairing of Charlie Stranks and number 11 Dave Gamble who came together with 12 overs of the match remaining when the side found themselves in trouble on 145-9 chasing down Khalsa’s score of 170. However, the pair shared in an unbeaten 10th. wicket partnership of 29 to somehow give the side victory in a topsy-turvey match and tense finish. Stranks hit 35 not out (1 x 4) and Gamble 16 not out (3 x 4) who secured victory by hitting a boundary for the side as they reached 174-9 with still 6 overs of the match remaining. Earlier Jono Sparks had posted 34 and Henry Curran 33 for the side. Batting first, Khalsa had Sheema with 61 and Reddy 31 to thank for posting a good target score despite the efforts of Kenilworth’s Stranks who took 3-43, Sparks 3-44 with Kapil Dubey picking up 2-28 and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2-24. For Khalsa, Singh took 3-23, Deol 2-28, Saroha 2-32 with a wicket a piece for Reddy and Thakur but their efforts narrowly proved to be in vain as an obdurate Stranks and Gamble took Kenilworth over the winning line by the narrowest of margins.
Kenilworth v. Overbury
Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side
Kenilworth 202-2 (24 points) (40 overs) beat Overbury 43-10 (1 point) (15.5 overs) by 159 runs.
Kenilworth 3rds. were on song with the bat and ball as they enjoyed a 159 run win at Overbury. The side posted a superb 202-2 off their 40 overs with openers Mark Stranks and young Dan Roden both making 35 each and putting on 79 runs for the 1st. wicket before Josh Charlwood came to the crease. He then blasted an unbeaten 78 (14 x 4) in his knock as he teamed up with skipper, Steve Kelley, 23 not out (2 x 4) and the pair shared in an unbroken 3rd. wicket partnership of 113 runs as they dominated the Overbury bowlers. Postgate the only one to be rewarded with 2-15 for his efforts. In reply, the Town side’s bowlers blasted through the Overbury line up inside 16 overs to leave them bowled out for 43 as openers Ed Smith and James Sparks ripped through the top order, Smith claiming a fine 4-20 and Sparks 2-19. It was then left to spinner, Tom Skinner and Matt Dadswell to end the match in a quick fashion. Skinner taking 3-1 off his 2.4 overs after Dadswell’s solitary over and his 1-0 in a totally one sided affair to extend their lead of the Division.