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1st XI Home vs Coventry & North Warwickshire CC 2nd XI

The first eleven hosted Coventry & North Warwickshire on Saturday, the host winning the toss and electing to field. 

Kenilworth with one of their best bowling performances of the season restricting their visitors to 140 all out, having been 100-4. Paul Lawrence with his maiden five wicket haul for the club taking 5-36, alongside impressive returns for Connor Shingler (2-8), Steve Rhodes (2-34) and Joe Atkinson (1-16 from 7.)

In reply Kenilworth were in a little bit of trouble at 18-2,  however an opening knock of 45 from Sonu Kumar, backed up by Steve Rhodes (39* 7×4) and Quinn Bungard (35*) saw Kenilworth home with 8 overs to spare just 4 down.

Kenilworth take 20 points from the game and now sit 8th in WCL Division 2. 


2nd XI Away vs Dorridge CC 3rd XI

The 2s travelled to Dorridge CC where the home side won the toss and elected to field. 

Kenilworth reaching 189 all out in 42 overs, thanks to a quickfire 84 from Jono Sparks, alongside 28* from Captain for the day Dave Smithson.

With a below par target to defend Kenilworth started well with the ball, opening bowler babu taking 3-23, young leg spinner Sam Davies taking 2-33 and other wickets shared around as the hosts were dismissed for 126 after 45 overs. Kenilworth the winners by 63 runs.

Kenilworth take 24 points and remain 3rd in WCL Division 7 East. 


3rd XI Home vs Ashton-Under-Hill CC 2nd XI

Kenilworth, who hosted Ashton-Under-Hill at Harbury, won the toss and elected to field. 

The opening bowling combination of Pete Alty and Ben Kelley (2-12 from 8 overs) performed well to restrict their visitors scoring, with the game reduced to 34 overs per side after rain showers. Change Bowler Nick Moore ripped through the visiting top order finishing 3-23 from a fiery 8 overs. Nathan leigh and Matt Dadswell sharing the other 2 wickets to fall as Ashton finished 89-7 from their 34 overs. Setting Kenilworth a revised DLS target of 94 to win.

An impressive opening partnership of 93 between Peter Huxford (16*) and Mark Wisdish (69) almost saw Kenilworth home was the latter fell needing just one to win, Kenilworth eventually finishing 97/1 in 20 overs, winners by 9 wickets.

Kenilworth won by 9 wickets, take 17 points, securing promotion from CHL Division 5 and hold on to 1st place heading into their final fixture next week.


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