1st XI Away vs Studley CC 1st XI
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled.
1st XI remain 2nd in WCL Division 2, 3 points behind Coventry & NW 2nds
2nd XI Home vs Fillongley CC 2nd XI
The 2nd XI continued their winning ways at home to Fillongley.
Winning the toss, captain, Charlie Stranks asked the visitors to bat as Kenilworth struck quickly, reducing Fillongley to 0/1, 8/3 and 35/3 before a key 4th wicket partnership of 41 between James Chapman and Spender Kennedy. for the visitors. Fighting back, Kenilworth continued to take wickets at regular intervals to finally bowl out Fillongley for 104 in the 48th over. Louis Smithson and Ben Clarke were the pick of the town bowlers taking 3/19 and 3/23 respectively. Darius Potten-Ravenshad took a frugal 2/6 from his 11 overs, and Tom skinner rounding out the wicket takers with 2/33.
in response the town also found the going tough after a week of persistent rain, losing wickets regularly as opener Dan Horner remained defiant for his 43*. Charlie Stranks (14) and Adi Sellar (13) the only other batters to make double figures as Kenilworth won by 5 wickets in the 43rd over. Tregonning the pick of the visiting bowlers taking 2/17.
This victory earned Kenilworth another 20 points, as they move up to 2nd in the WCL Division 7 East with 61 points.
3rd XI Home vs Norton Lindsey & Wolverton CC 3rd XI
Starting their league campaign after a wash out, the 3rd XI recorded a 21 run victory at their Harbury RFC home.
As with all games this weekend, batting was difficult after a rainy week, and credit should go to all of our volunteers that contributed to both of our home league fixtures managing to be played this weekend. After a stuttering start, there were key middle order partnerships between Stephen Kelley (19), Sam Davies (20) and debutant Matt Smith (46) as Kenilworth battled to 120/7 from their 40 overs. Martin hall taking 3/16 for the visitors.
Kenilworth bowlers made going difficult for Norton Lindsey with some accurate spells from all 6 used on the day. In particular there were wickets for Matty Dadswell (1/25) and Matt Smith (2/6 from 7 overs) however it was young Seamer Ben Kelley show stared with the ball taking 3/7 from 6 overs, and he could have contributed further had the town held the catches presented to them. The town finally restricting Norton Lindsey to 99/7 from their 40 overs, to round out a low scorer affair.
Kenilworth take 16 points for their win and move up to 3rd in the CHL division 5.