A mixed day
The League season for the 1st. and 2nd. XI has now ended with both sides finishing mid-table. The 1sts. drew their final match with Leamington whilst the 2nds. suffered a 7 runs defeat in theirs.
Kenilworth v. Leamington 2’s
Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L/D – 50 overs a side
Leamington 275-5 (18 points) (50 overs) drew with Kenilworth 224-9 (10 points) (50 overs).
The 1st. XI ended their League season with a drawn match with Leamington 2’s who posted 275-5 as openers Jacob Sergeant who went on to post a fine 126 (8 x 4, 4 x 6) and Jamie Treasure 77 (13 x 4, 1 x 6) put on 154 runs for their first wicket. Steve Rhodes took 3-53 and Joe Atkinson 1-44 for Kenilworth with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall. In reply, Kenilworth’s openers added 152 runs for their first wicket with Tom Booker scoring 83 (10 x 4, 1 x 6) and Atkinson 80 (9 x 4). However, the side were unable to keep up with the run chase, losing wickets and had to settle on 224-9, seeing out the last three balls of the match to draw the game after Chris Prophet had added 24. For Leamington, James Gethins took 5-48 and Sergeant 2-9 with the ball to round off a fine for him.
Kenilworth v. Stockton Star
Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L/D – 50 overs a side
Stockton Star 121-10 (24 points) (50 overs) beat Kenilworth 114-10 (4 points) (39 overs) by 7 runs.
On a low scoring day where the bowlers had the upper hand, Kenilworth fell 7 runs agonisingly short of the Stockton Star’s total of 121-10 despite Sam Leach taking 4-13 from his 12 overs, Kapil Dubey 2-12 from his 12 over spell whilst Jono Sparks took 1-32 with 3 run outs to occur in the Stockton innings after R. Sharma top scored with 20. The 2nd. XI lost wickets all to regularly in reply with Sparks, Dubey and Danny Boneham all scoring 19 each but despite plenty of overs in hand the side were bowled out for 114 as V. Sharma took 3-30, Brooks 3-49 and Ansari 2-16 for Stockton to give them an unlikely win as Kenilworth end the season mid table.