A run a ball unbeaten century by Shingler helps the 1st. XI win
Saturday 25th. June
The 1st. XI had their best performance of the season to win their match with Connor Shingler hitting an unbeaten 118 off 118 balls faced and then bowling the opposition out with 5 overs to spare, the Seconds had to settle for a draw after needing to take the last wicket to win but couldn’t. The Thirds were heavily beaten in their local Town derby.
Kenilworth v. Standard
WCCL Division 1 – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose/Draw format
Kenilworth 271-3 (50 overs) (24 points) beat Standard 205-10 (44.5 overs) (5 points) by 66 runs.
Kenilworth’s Connor Shingler made a magnificent run a ball century to help the Town side record their best win of the season, to date. He made an unbeaten 118 hitting 12 boundaries and 2 sixes in the side’s total of 271-3. He and Henry Curran put on an unbroken 127 runs 4th. wicket partnership with Curran making 39 not out (5 x 4), after Stuart Cope had earlier posted 40, Zohaid Zahid 34 and Joe Atkinson 27. Standard started their run chase solidly but lost 3 quick wickets with their score on Nelson (111) to slump to 5 down. Wickets continued to fall as the Kenilworth took control and Standard were bowled out for 205 in the 45th. over with Tom Skinner taking the match winning wicket. However, it was skipper Atkinson who was the pick of the Town bowlers as he took 4-43, ably assisted by Shingler’s fine 2-18 from his 10 frugal overs, Skinner 2-34 and 2-61 from Cope.
Kenilworth v. Newdigate 1’s
WCCL Division 7 East – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose/Draw format
Kenilworth 202-6 (50 overs) (12 points) drew with Newdigate 190-9 (47 overs) (15 points)
The Town 2’s were unable to take the final Newdigate wicket to claim victory and had to settle for a draw as 3 overs were lost to the weather after they had posted 202-6 in their innings with Dave Smithson making 44, Uma Umashanker 29, Dave Edmunds 28 and 18 not out from Sam Leach in the side’s total, as J. Smith took 3-54 for Newdigate. Their innings ebbed and flowed and Newdigate had to settle on 190-9 at the close in a tight match, with Kenilworth one wicket short of claiming the win and Newdigate 13 runs short of their target after Single had earlier made 83 and Oakes 33 for them with the Town’s Tom Best, Joe Tate and Sam Davies all taking a brace of wickets each, with Dave Gamble and Leach one a piece and a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall.
Kenilworth v. Kenilworth Wardens 4’s
CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format
Kenilworth Wardens 287-6 (40 overs) (22 points) beat Kenilworth 152-10 (39.2 overs) (6 points) by 135 runs.
The Wardens proved far too strong for the Kenilworth side in their local derby clash to win comfortably by 135 runs. The Wardens posted a stiff 287-6 in their innings with Berry making 83, Jacob 70 not out, Kitchen 62 and Johnson 36. Rana was the Town side’s most successful bowler taking 4-47 from his spell whilst Matt Dadswell and Dave Hone picked up a wicket each. In reply, the Town side could not keep pace with the required run rate, losing wickets too regularly and were bowled out for 152 in the final over by which time the match was long gone for them. Veteran Pete Huxford made 44 not out, Andy Dadswell 20 and Liam Cottle 18 but they were the only Town players to reach double figures, as Cooling took 5-21 for the Wardens, whilst there was a wicket each for Johnson and Berry. The Town’s cause was not aided either by suffering 3 run outs in their reply.