CRICKET - Tanworth and Camp Hill battle to two-wicket win at title challengers Kineton - The Redditch Standard

CRICKET - Tanworth and Camp Hill battle to two-wicket win at title challengers Kineton

Redditch Editorial 4th Jun, 2024 Updated: 4th Jun, 2024   0

TANWORTH and Camp Hill CC battled to a two-wicket win at early title challengers Kineton, claiming victory with four balls to spare.

After Kineton managed 157-7 from their 45 overs, Dan Williams (25 not out) and Tim Keyte (18 not out) guided Tanworth to a fourth successive win at Bridge Street.

The victory means Tanworth sit third in the Cotswold Hills Premier Division table just one point behind both Bretforton and Leek Wootton.

After winning the toss and opting to bowl on a wet wicket, TACH stuggled to make any early inroads as Kineton openers Elliott Ferris (11) and George Wilcock (65) put on 45 runs for the first wicket.

Ben Bryant (1-11) eventually made the breakthrough before Keyte (3-42) took the wicket of Sam Cooper (18) after he failed to clear mid-on with Kineton on 99-2.

And Keyte struck again two balls later to remove Rory Geary-Heaton (4) before he bowled Wilcock after the latter survived two missed catches in the field.




Fellow spinner Tom Smith (2-40) accounted for James Cooper (18) and Robin Kennerly (1) before Oscar Newell (1-31) claimed the wicket of Kallum Dixey (0).

Isaac Rowles (18 not out) added some late runs as Kineton finished their innings on 157-7.


In reply, TACH openers James Carey (24) and Lee Gill (18) put on 30 runs for the first wicket before the latter tried one too many lofted drives and hit a shot to mid-off.

And Carey followed soon after as both succumbed to the bowling of J Cooper (2-20) while Matthew Mahler (2-33) claimed the wickets of Newell (16) and Smith (4) to leave TACH on 72-4.

Bryant (21) edged TACH closer to the required total with skipper Andy Turnbull (6) caught at points off the bowling of Kallum Dixey (1-41).

And after Kineton captain Tom Durnian (1-43) caught and bowled Bryant, TACH then lost Fergus Wassell (7) and Nick Sale (0) in the same over to Alistair Loughton (2-18).

TACH still needed 38 runs from the final seven overs as Williams and Keyte took clever singles before Keyte hit a six in the penultimate over to leave the visitors in need of four runs from the final six balls.

Williams duly blasted a shot through mid-on to seal a two-wicket victory as TACH leapfrogged Kineton in the table.

Tanworth and Camp Hill are next in action against Leek Wootton on Saturday, June 8 with the game to begin at 12.30pm at Tanworth Lane.

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