Kenilworth slump to 236-run defeat leaving league status in doubt

By Andy Smith

30th Aug 2022 | Cricket

Kenilworth Cricket Club were bowled all out inside 21 overs by league champions Streetly (Image by Sam Leach)
Kenilworth Cricket Club were bowled all out inside 21 overs by league champions Streetly (Image by Sam Leach)

Streetly were duly crowned Warwickshire County Cricket League division one champions as they thumped Kenilworth by 236 runs.

The result leaves Kenilworth, who were bowled out for 110, with their league status on a knife edge with just two games remaining.

Streetly posted a fantastic 346 for seven from their 50 overs with keeper Neil Curtis hitting 159 and Mohammad Daniyaal 80 as the pair put on 236 runs together.

Akhbar Ahmed then chipped in with 34 from 17 balls as the luckless Town bowlers toiled away.

In reply, the Kenilworth side were then unable to cope with the pace attack from Streetly's Yahiya Khan and Junaid Khan as they lost five wickets for no runs with the score static on 22.

They then fell to 25 for seven and 43 for eight with five Town batsmen falling for a duck before a ninth wicket partnership of 62 runs between Dave Smithson (39no) and 30 from Darius Potten-Ravenshad.

Stuart Cope had earlier made 16 but they were only three batsmen to reach double figures.

But it took Streetly just 21 overs to tumble the entire batting lineup with Yahiya taking 6-41 from ten overs.

Kenilworth must now win next week's crucial match at home against third-bottom Nuneaton for any chance of division one survival. 


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