1sts. and 2nds. both draw in rain affected matches
Saturday 18th. June
Only two League games were played and were both rain affected with reduced overs. As a result of the 1’s setting a target score their opponents aware of the required run rate needed successfully achieved it, whilst the 2’s didn’t quite match theirs meaning both the 1st. XI and 2nd. XI had to settle with ‘losing’ draws in their matches. The 3’s match was abandoned due to the weather without a ball being bowled.
Kenilworth v. Nuneaton
WCCL Division 1 – 35 overs a side – Win/Lose/Draw format
Kenilworth 155-6 (35 overs) (5 points) drew with Nuneaton 134-4 (22 overs) (13 points)
Kenilworth posted a creditable 155-6 from their 35 overs faced in a match interrupted by the weather. Joe Atkinson hit 41 (7 x 4) and Henry Curran an unbeaten 32 (2 x 4), Charlie Stranks 19 with 14 a piece from Connor Shingler and Jono Sparks as Jordan Giles took 3-31 for Nuneaton. A further delay meant Nuneaton had 26 overs available but the game was called off after 22 overs with Nuneaton on 134-4 having upped their run rate considerably. Edward Wilson 39 and Lewis Hubbard 20 had put on 61 for the 1st. wicket. The side then slumped to 62-4 after Darius Potten-Ravenshad took three quick wickets ending the day with 3-17 and Atkinson the other to fall. However, aware of the conditions Gilkes 48 not out (8 x 4, 1 x 6) and David Colkin 24 (3 x 4) blasted an unbeaten 72 in short time as the side reached 134-4 with 4 overs remaining when the heavens opened and the game was ended in what was turning out to be a tight match.
Kenilworth v. Wolvey 3’s
WCCL Division 7 East – 45 overs a side – Win/Lose/Draw format
Wolvey 152-10 (35.3 overs) (14 points) drew with Kenilworth 77-5 (23 overs) (8 points)
Wolvey were bowled out for 152 inside 36 overs as Town’s Dave Gamble took 3-30, Ben Clarke 3-31 and Tom Skinner 2-42 with Sam Leach and Joe Tate the other wickets to fall. Yash Joshi took three smart catches and Louis Smithson a brace as Hawkins made 53 for Wolvey with Burnett chipping in with 25 and Shreeve 22. In worsening conditions, Kenilworth could only post 77-5 from 23 overs before the game was called off when finely balanced. Danny Boneham hit 29 and Smithson 17 for the Town with Hawkins taking 3-20 for Wolvey.
Kenilworth v. Henley-in-Arden
CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format
Kenilworth 0-0 (7 points) Henley-in-Arden 0-0 (7 points).