IT WAS day to forget for Kenilworth on the road at Four Oaks Saints with the home side easing to victory inside 15 overs in this Warwickshire League Division One encounter.
The visitors struggled with the bat and were skittled out for just 93 runs after 28.1 overs, with the only Kenilworth batsmen to come out with some sort of credit being Adrian Sellar (23 not out) and number 11 Ed Ruswa who made 9, as the pair put on 28 for the last wicket lifting the side from 65-9.
Mitchell Minhas ripped through the Kenilworth line-up to claim 5 for 38 while Hipkiss took 4 for 25 and Van Dyk 1 for 21.
Four Oaks Saints reached 96 for 4 in no time at all despite Ruswa claiming 2 for 25 and Steve Rhodes 2 for 23 for Kenilworth.
Keeper Dan Horner took two good catches behind the sticks but it was Four Oaks Saints who were on song on the day to claim a very easy win.
There was better news for Kenilworth’s second team who consolidated their position at the top of Division Eight East with a fine seven-wicket victory over Stockingford.
Stockingford were bowled out for 127 with Jack Howard proving effective with the ball after picking up figures of 3 for 33 which did the mid-order plenty of damage.
Old timer Ali Peebles took two wickets from his one over that wrapped up the Stockingford innings.
Jack Howard led the reply for Kenilworth with a fine knock of 55 which included seven fours and two sixes. He was helped out by James Alty (22 not out) and Mike Watts (11 not out) as the home side reached 131 inside 27 overs.
The win leaves Kenilworth 41 points ahead of second-placed Attleborough but they have a game in hand, which means this weekend’s fixtures for both sides will be crucial for the destination of the title.