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Another Tough Saturday

1st XI Away vs Barby CC 1st XI

Barby won the toss and elected to bat first.

After a strong start, two quick wickets had the game in the balance at 47-2, with Barby never getting settled due to regular wickets for Kenilworth. However some mini partnerships of 30, 55, 31 and 22 helped the hosts to their total of 209/8 in their 50 overs. Ever reliable Joe Atkinson (3-41) and debutant Wajahat Chohan (2-39) doing the main damage with the ball, alongside two runouts and 1-28 for Connor Shingler.

In reply Kenilworth found themselves in trouble at 24-3, however the middle order fired again with starts for Henry Curran (33) and Adam Huxford (22) before an 8th wicket stand of 53 between Chris Prophet (34) and Darius Potten-Ravenshad (23*) brought Kenilworth close, but running out of time finishing 20 short, 189-9 from 50.

1st XI earn 5 points and drop to 9th in  WCL Division 2.


2nd XI Home vs Griff & Coton CC 1st XI

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Griff and Coton to bat first.

A near perfect start for the hosts reducing Griff and Coton to 6-2 and soon 64-3, however, they were made to rue missed chances as 3 key catches went down, allowing an impressive battig display from number 3 Abhi Shibu as he made 143 from 130 balls before eventually being run out by Dan Horner. Kenilworth persisted with the ball with 2 wickets each for Babue and Charlie stranks as the visitors set 296-7 from 50 overs.

A 70 run opening stand from openers Babu (42) and Danny Boneham (24) set a platform for the Kenilworth chase and despite a middle order 56* from Dan Horner, the target proved too much for Kenilworth as they reached a respectable 215-7 from their 50, losing by 81 runs.

Kenilworth take 6 points and drop to 5th in WCL Division 7 East.


3rd XI Away vs Bretforton CC 2nd XI

The 3rd XI lost the toss and were asked to bat first as the visited nearby Bretforton.

Top order runs from Will Thompson (52) and Sam Davies (42) set a good platform for a large total but Kenilworth were unable to capitalise and made 16-8 from their 40 overs, Beale taking 3-23 for the hosts.

A tough ask to defend and Kenilworth struggled to defend their total, despite taking wickets regularly with Sam Davies (2-42) rounding out a good personal performance and one each for Dan Hone and Matty Dadswell. Bretforton reach the vitiors total in 32 overs and won by 6 wickets.

Despite the result, Kenilworth take 5 points and remain top of the CHL division 5.



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