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40 over side beat the rain, but not Great Alne

Sunday Smash Home vs Knowle & Dorridge CC

K&D won the toss and chose to bat on a day with plenty of rain forecast. Kenilworth performed well with the bowl restricting the visitors scoring and managing to bowl them out needing 95 to win. Berry and Bartholomew the standout bowlers for Kenilworth taking 3 and 2 wickets each. A wicket a piece for Skinner, Babu, Curran and Matt Smith, with Matt Casey taking two stumpings and a catch behind the sticks.

Kenilworth were on track with the chase before the rain came and put an end to the game, fishing on 52/1 with Babu 30*.


Friendly Away vs Great Alne CC

Kenilworth visited Great Alne for a 40 overs-a-side friendly at their picturesque ground as they hosted a club memorial day.

Kenilworth were asked to bowl first as captain Walters top scored for the hosts with 55 before he fell to Matty Dadswell, taking 2-37 on the day. In a balanced contest, wickets continued to fall regularly as runs were also added, Great Alne reaching 172 all out in the final over. Other Kenilworth wicket takers were Tom Best (3-18), Dan Horner (3-25), and Keeran Umashanker (2-10).

The visiting openers were both dismissed for low scores as Kenilworth reached 2-2 looking to set a platform for their chase. Top Order runs from Keeran (23) and Joe Tate (21) helped push on to 50-2 which quickly became 53-5 as Kenilworth wobbled. Lower order desistance from Dan Horner (26) and Yougunn Prakashkumar (41*) brought Kenilworth close but it wasn’t to be as they were all out on the final ball of the 40th over, just 7 runs short.

A close game of cricket played in a good spirit.

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