Two sides played on Sunday – one in the Arden Sunday Cricket League where they won and top the table in Division 3 whilst the Sunday 2nd. XI travelled to Willoughby for a friendly but were defeated.
Kenilworth v. King’s Heath
ASCL Division 3 – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format
King’s Heath 126-10 (2 points) (37.2 overs) lost to Kenilworth 127-2 (20 points) (27.4 overs) by 8 wickets.
Teenager, Will Machin, took a stunning hat trick in his 7 over spell and claimed a fabulous 4-12 for Kenilworth as they restricted King’s Heath to 126 all out and continue to top the Division. It was Machin’s maiden hat trick in Senior cricket. Henry Curran took 2-27 whilst Jono Sparks, Shyaan Imam, Matt Casey and Tom Skinner took a wicket each as also keeper Pete Huxford pouched 2 catches, one of which a diving one handed one. Sam Ryan made 36, Shane Ryan 23 and Houppermans 18 for King’s Heath but they were the only batsmen to reach double figures.
In reply, Kenilworth eased to victory inside 28 overs as father and son openers, Pete and Adam Huxford set the tone with Pete unbeaten on 51 when the win was achieved after Adam had made 36 as they reached 127-2. The side’s score was aided with 35 extras in a day to remember for Machin for his fine bowling spell and achievement.
Kenilworth Sunday 2nd. XI v. Willoughby
40 overs a side friendly.
Willoughby 199-7 (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 156-10 (37.1 overs) by 43 runs.
Spilled catches and wayward bowling cost Kenilworth dear as they lost their friendly match by 43 runs as Willoughby posted 199-7, as Band made 66, Alcock 30, Esles 25 and Perry 20. Young Andrew O’Reilly claimed 2-26 and Christian Mortlock 2-48 for Kenilworth with James Sparks, Matt Dadswell and Gareth Knights taking a wicket each. Despite Knights then hitting 32, Dadswell 23, Dhruv Vyas 19 and Yash Joshi 18 for Kenilworth their efforts were in vain as Kenilworth were bowled out for 156 in 37.1 overs as Droy took 4-19 and Kurusala 3-24 for the hosts.