CRICKET - Shingler century helps Kenilworth to victory against Standard - The Leamington Observer

CRICKET - Shingler century helps Kenilworth to victory against Standard

Leamington Editorial 1st Jul, 2022   0

CONNOR Shingler scored a run-a-ball century as Kenilworth CC beat Standard by 66 runs in their Warwickshire County League Division One clash.

Shingler’s unbeaten 118 included 12 boundaries and two sixes as Kenilworth posted 271-3 from their 50 overs on their way to a 24-point win.

The centurion put on an unbroken 127-run fourth-wicket partnership with Henry Curran (39 not out).

That came after Stuart Cope (40), Zohaid Zahid (34) and Joe Atkinson (27) had all made good contributions with the bat.




Standard made a promising start to the run chase before three quick wickets saw them slump to 111-5 – losing three batters without adding any runs.

They were eventually bowled out for 205 in the 45th over with Atkinson (4-43), Shingler (2-18), Skinner (2-34) and Cope (2-61) taking the wickets.


However, Kenilworth’s 2nd XI were forced to settle for a frustrating draw against Newdigate in Division Seven East.

Town were unable to take the final wicket they needed to clinch victory with three overs crucially lost to the weather.

Kenilworth posted 202-6 from their innings with Dave Smithson (44), Uma Umashanker (29), Dave Edmunds (28) and Sam Leach (18 not out) the primary run scorers.

Newdigate came close to chasing down the total as they finished on 190-9 thanks to 86 from Thomas Single, falling 13 runs short of the target.

Tom Best, Joe Tate and Sam Davies all claimed two wickets apiece with Dave Gamble and Leach also amongst the wickets.

Lastly, the club’s 3rd XI suffered a heavy 135-run defeat to local rivals Kenilworth Wardens in the Cotswold Hills League Division Four North.

The Wardens posted an impressive 287-6 from 40 overs despite Rana taking 4-47 with the ball whilst Matt Dadswell and Dave Hone picked up a wicket each

Town struggled to keep pace with the required run rate in reply and lost regular wickets, including three run outs, before they were eventually bowled for 152 in the final over.

Veteran Pete Huxford (44 not out), Andy Dadswell (20) and Liam Cottle (18) were the only Town players to reach double figures.

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