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1st XI Home vs Ward End Unity CC 1st XI

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Ward End Unity to bat first.

A quick brace for Steve Rhodes saw the visitors at 5-2 in the third over before they recovered to 99 when Joe Atkinson took 2 in 2 and again the game was balanced with the visitors on 99-4. Continuing their strong bowling partnership, Joe Atkinson and Connor Shingler (1-23) striking as Ward End slipped to 107-7. Late order runs for number 9 Jahan (47*) frustrated Kenilworth as the visitors reached 205/9 in their 50 overs, despite impressive spells for Joe Atkinson (4-18 10 overs) and Steve Rhodes (3-54), with Darius taking the remaining wicket.

Accurate bowling made the chase difficult for Kenilworth, with a string of players getting in but not managing a significant score that was needed. Double figure scores for Sonu Kumar, Joe Atkinson, Connor Shingler, Henry Curran and Chris Prophet with Adam Huxford (29) and Steve Rhodes (23) top scoring as Kenilworth fell 161 all out in the 47th over.

1st XI drop to 7th in  WCL Division 2.


2nd XI Away vs Newdigate CC 1st XI

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Newdigate to bat first.

After a strong start with the ball, Parker top scored for the hosts with 70* to guide his side to 198/8 form their 50 overs, despite strong spells for Shyaan Imam (3-44), Babu (2-26) and Ollie Berry (2-20).

Wicket early wickets falling there was a tough ask for Kenilworth, however middle and lower order runs helped the side towards their target. Jono Sparks with 31, Joe Tate with 23 before a quickfire 44 (7×4) from captain Stranks brought the side close, number 10 Louis Smithson finished 24*. Unfortunately Kenilworth were bowled out in the 48th over before what could have been a tight finish, just 24 runs short, all out for 174.

Kenilworth remain 4th in WCL Division 7 East.


3rd XI Home vs Bidford on Avon CC 2nd XI

The 3rd XI lost the toss and were asked to field first as they looked to return to winning form.

Kenilworth’s accurate change bowling proved too strong for the 9 men of Bidford as they quickly fell from 40-1 to 85 all out, thanks to 3-15 for Matty Dadswell and 3-29 for Tom Best. Ed Smith and Sam Davies taking  wicket a piece to round out an impressive bowling display.

Despite a slight wobble, the 3rd XI knocked off their target with relative ease as Will Thompson finished 43 not out (6 x fours) after Uma Shanker earlier fell for 24. Finishing 89/4 inside 26 overs, captain Evans taking 2-32 for the visitors.

Kenilworth take 20 points and move top of the CHL division 5.



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