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Rowington 1st XI - Kineton

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 04:48pm
Rowington, Warwick
By Steve Jay
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On possibly the hottest day of the year Rowington travelled to second placed Kineton and after winning the toss and deciding it may rain later Skipper Scott Rogers elected to...........field!
In came Millard and Rain, that's about as close as Rogers will get to it! and they start cautiously but soon find their stride and with Millard playing by numbers they were soon getting a boundary each over. Steve Jay toiled in the draining sunshine for 6 overs before succumbing to the heat andShefali Rogers turned to Andy Shaw with Sam Turrell replacing the skipper. 
Turrell got Millard to take the edge but Jay couldn't hold on to it in the slips but Shaw eventually enticed him to hole out to Eike Gilbert on the boundary for a streaky 40 but Rain was still there, in the sunshine, and the score was 110 - 1.
Adams left his family and didn't look much to start with but Rain was still there and as Adams festered away he also started to find the rhythm and they pushed the score to 200 when Michael Fish Rogers  got Adams to edge to keeper Tom Jefferson for 49.
Rain started to get tired and the returning Jay had him LBW for a classy 120 but it was 236 - 3.
Bainton tries to push the score on but his partners are loathe to risk a run and Jay gets him to hole out again to Gilbert on the boundary for 15, Briggs and Guyon don't add many and theKineton boys end on 249 - 4.
Rowington did well to keep it under 250 on a great batting track but its hard to chase a big total.
So after a bit of tea Matt Page was joined by Jefferson and with the score on 4 Page's dismal season continued as he lobbed one up for yet another duck. 
In came John Ketley Rogers and he helped get the score to 36 when a great diving catch saw Jefferson go off Dexter for 12.
Tommy Williams came in but only got 4 as Millard bowled him and now its 46 - 3.
Suzanne Charlton Rogers is still there basking in the sunshine and young Joe Kelly joins him, they get to 64 before Kelly gets caught again to a good catch for 4 off Millard.
Eike Gilbert joins the weather girl Rogers and they get to 118 and the R's are on target when Rogers gets bowled by Guyon for 50, he thought he had weathered the storm but alas no.......
Clive Haywood came in and pushed to 153 when he decided to run out Gilbert for 39, 
Haywood and Turrell got to 170 but the overs were running out and as they tried to get to the target Haywood got bowled by Kumar for 17 and its now 170 - 7.
Andy Shaw goes in and helps Turrell past the 175 and another point but the 250 is out of reach and the R's end 186 - 7. 
Shaw 0 no and Turrell 16 no.
Dexter  1 - 30
Millard  3 - 25
Kumar  1 - 38
Guyon  1 - 17
The R's battled well in harsh conditions Rogers man enough to realise that the only Rain around today was the opener and even though slightly weakened the R's were on target for most of the game but batsmen getting themselves out at crucial times doesn't help.
We move on to Ashton under Hill at home with players back and are still in 5th place with only a few points separating the the third, fourth and fifth teams.

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