Saturday’s Reports for 3rd. July matches
The rain interrupted all 3 Saturday League matches, with the 1st. XI match being abandoned whilst the other two sides won their matches. It sees the 3rd. XI move into top spot in their Division and the 2nd. XI into second spot in theirs, by a point.
1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield
Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L – 50 overs a side
Solohull Blossomfield 275-8 (9 points) (50 overs) v. Kenilworth 36-1 (7 points) (7.1 overs) – Match Abandoned – rain.
Rain ruined Kenilworth’s 1st. XI match against Solihull Blossomfield causing it to be abandoned after Blossomfield has posted a stiff 275-8 from their 50 overs thanks to a superb unbeaten 140 from skipper Chris Kenny as he shared in a 131 run 5th. wicket partnership with Richard Weaver 46. Kenny blasted 17 boundaries and 4 sixes in his impressive knock. For Kenilworth, Joe Atkinson took 3-48, Stuart Cope 3-61 whilst there was a wicket a piece for Jack Howard and Steve Rhodes. Only 7.1 overs were possible of the Kenilworth innings as rain ended the day early with the side on 36-1 and Tom Booker unbeaten on 22 and the points shared.
2nd XI v. Bablake Old Boys
Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L – 50 overs a side.
Bablake Old Boys 174-10 (2 points) (43.1 overs) lost to Kenilworth 125-1 (20 points) (28 overs) by 9 wickets. (Revised target – DLS – 124 runs).
In a rain affected match, Kenilworth easily reached their reduced target score and posted 125-1 with plenty of overs in hand thanks to Chris Prophet 54 not out and Shyaan Imam 40 not out as they shared in a match winning unbroken 2nd. wicket partnership of 89 runs after Bablake had been earlier bowled out for 174. Prophet hit 10 boundaries in his knock and Imam 4 boundaries. Kenilworth’s wicket takers in the Bablake innings earlier were skipper Sam Leach with 4-36, Kapil Dubey 3-36 with Dave Gamble picking up 2-29 and Tom Skinner 1-18.
3rd XI v. Emley Castle
Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side.
Emley Castle 150-10 (6 points) (38.2 overs) lost to Kenilworth 129-6 (19 points) (28.5 overs) by 4 wickets runs. (Revised target – DLS – 128 in 34 overs).
Kenilworth 3rds. leapfrogged Emley Castle to take top spot in the Division by 3 points from them following their 4 wicket win after bowling Emley out for 150 in 38.2 overs despite Charlton hitting 46 for the side. Ben Clarke was the Town’s most successful bowler taking a fine 4-27, as Geoff Edmunds claimed 2-24 and Matt Dadswell 2-27 with Ed Smith and Josh Charlwood picking up a wicket each. Due to a rain interruption, Kenilworth’s target score was reduced to 128 off 34 overs which they reached with 5 overs in hand to end the day on 129-6 as Mark Stranks made 49 and Yash Joshi 25 with the pair sharing in a 50 run second wicket partnership. It was then left to Vik Joshi 19 not out and Louis Smithson to see the side home for another League win after Matt Dadswell had added 10.