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Wardens 112 run victory over Knowle

Carrick Travel Floodlit T20 2013 Champions

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 12:48pm
Kenilworth, Warwick
By Paul Smith
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Eian Marillier’s brilliant 75 took Kenilworth Wardens to an unexpectedly comprehensive 112-run win over Knowle & Dorridge in the Carrick Travel Floodlit T20 Cup final.

In the process, Martin Donald’s team repeated their success over K&D from the competition’s group stages, and maintained an unbeaten record throughout the week.

Marillier arrived at the crease after the hosts  were rocked by the dismissals of both of the previous night’s centurions, Scott Stenning (30) and Nick Seager (31), and proceeded to build a match-defining 82-run fifth wicket partnership with Tom Brammer (34).

The Zimbabwean keeper struck four maximums and eight fours in a highly entertaining 39-ball knock, as Wardens closed on 226 for eight. The pick of K&D’s attack were seamers Ben Coley (3-42) and Will Mottram (3-40).

K&D’s response was led by Player of the Tournament Alex Phillips, who took his aggregate for four games to 279 runs. But with the pitch offering assistance to Wardens’ spinners, none of his teammates offered enough by way of support.

Seamer Ali Wilkinson removed left-handed dangermen Dom Hendricks and Al Baker cheaply, while Chris Kenny’s threatening cameo was ended by the excellent Udit Talati, whose off spin returned 3-35.

When Matt Hancock dismissed Phillips for a superb 69, including 11 fours and a six, the contest was effectively over, and K&D were duly dismissed soon afterwards for 114.

Berkswell earlier claimed third place, after Dominic Ostler’s fine unbeaten 49 steered them to a two wicket win over Leamington. Ostler struck five sixes, to build on the earlier efforts of Chris Cheslin (34) and Alec Unsworth (47), while Paul Rowe claimed 2-12 for Leamington.

Spa’s 195 for seven had been built on another fine captain’s innings, from David Bailey, whose 50-ball 74 included eight fours and four sixes.

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