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1’s Fall Short as 2’s and 3’s push on

1st XI Home vs Berkswell CC 2nd XI

Winning the toss Kenilworth batted first in the sun at Warwick Road. Conditions proved tricky against the new ball as Kenilworth were reduced to 42/3 early, however a 50 partnership between Sonu Kumar and Henry Curran (15) saw Kenilworth back on track towards a competitive total as Kumar was dismissed for a gritty 45, 2×4, 1×6. Wickets once again fell regularly despite some lower order resistance as Adam Huxford (27) and Matt Casey (15) pulled Kenilworth to a defendable total of 149 all out in the 49th over.

Waywrad early bowling from Kenilworth helped Berkswell in their chase, as hopes of early wickets were short lived. Bowling in tandem, Connor Shingler and Darius slowed the runs and built pressure in the middle overs, with the visitors reaching 113 before Matt Casey struck for the hosts first wicket in the 36th over. The hosts striking again in the 37th and 38th over before Berkswell completed their chase 150/3 in the 43rd over. Casey finishing with 2-21, Quinn Bungard the other wicket taker.

1st XI take one point and drop to 6th in WCL Division 2.


2nd XI Away vs Wilnecote CC 1st XI

The 2nd XI held their nerve for a one wicket win at Wilnecote.

Winning the toss and bowling, Kenilworth openers Ben Clarke (3/27) and Josh Charlwood (1/13) struck early before a partnership between McQueen and Mills (46*) carried Wilnecote to their total of 121 in 43 overs. Thanks to the opening spells and Tom Skinner ripping through the middle order as he finished with 4/29. Matt Bain also taking an economical 2/10.

In reply, Kenilworth equally found conditions difficult as wickets fell regularly. As Kenilworth were reduced to 114/9 with contributions from Danny Boneham (21), Matt Smith (19), Matt Bain (16), before it was left to numbers 8 and 11, Louis Smithson (12*) and Tom Skinner (2*) to see the side home with 1 wicket and 5 overs remaining.

Kenilworth earn another 20 points, as they remain 2nd in the WCL Division 7 East.


3rd XI Away vs Broadway CC 2nd XI

The 3rd XI top scored in their division this week, reaching 227/7.

Winning the toss and batting, Kenilworth wasted no time with impressive innings from opener Dhruv Vyas and, number 3, Will Thompson making 77 and 69 respectively. Both with impressive displays of controlled aggression, with 16 fours and 3 sixes shared between the pair. With other contributions from Ben Cook (20) and Sam Davies (19) the visitors reached their impressive total of 227/7 in their 40 overs. Marston the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, taking 4/28.

Controlled new ball spells from Ethan Tate (2/34) and Pete Alty (2/14) helped Kenilworth start strong in the field. All Kenilworth bowlers continued with exception lines as 7 Broadway batsmen were dismissed bowled, Matty Dadswell with 3/13, and Sam Davies and Ben Kelley sharing the remaining 3 wickets. The hosts dismissed for 158 inside 33 overs.

Kenilworth take 22 points for their win and remain 3rd in the CHL division 5.


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