Kibworth 2nd XI welcomed Sileby 2nd XI to Fleckney Rd hoping to build upon last weeks thrilling victory against Loughborough.
With some last minute changes the side looked weaker on paper with call ups for Greenhalgh, Messenger and debutant Fahim.
Sileby won the toss and seeing a flat hard deck put themselves into bat. Thus began what can only be described as an onslaught as Chris Bulmer seized on anything lose using his long levers to flay the ball to all parts.
Harrison and Tej applied themselves as best they could and H finally got reward as one held slightly in the pitch and Bulmer (34) chipped one to Greeeno who leapt like a salmon (the tinned kind) to claim an easy chance made to look hard.
Young Chris Yates came and went in a flash before Winterton joined Charity at the crease and the pair made the game look very easy putting on 150 for the next wicket with Charity elegantly passing 100 and Winterton playing a rather unnecessary scoop that saw him bowled by Tej for 78.
Ford and Preston chipped in with a few lusty blows taking Sileby to 262 for 5 with Charity carrying his bat for 102 red and Norton finishing with 4 wickets. Mahang and Ricky deserve special praise for their efforts in the field with the latter taking an excellent catch in the deep off Norton.
Captain Chaos asked for application when batting but with Jack and Mahang both back in the shed before the score reached double figures KCC were off to a shaky start. Last weeks hero Rickesh was joined at the crease by Greeno and the pair began to make inroads into the total, seizing on anything too full or too short.
Ricky battled on after a lightening quick stumping wasn’t given and went hard at young Yates who wasn’t having the best of days as his 2 overs went for 35.
Ryan Dawson plugged away at one end and was rewarded for his accuracy as Greeno was bowled for a dogged 59 after he and Ricky had put on 124 for the third wicket.
Captain Chaos joined Ricky and immediately upped the scoring rate as he smashed Kieran Chance on to the bottom deck. Ricky proved an excellent foil and Chaos raced to his 50 in double quick time. All looked in control until Ricky (75) holed out to Bulmer off Dawson on the mid on boundary and the added pressure saw Chaos go into his shell slightly as the wickets of Fahim, Norton and Thommo fell in smart succession. With the win tantalisingly out of reach Bails showed the full face of the bat to see KCC to a losing draw and 12 points secured (244/7).
Chaos finished on 91 from 55 and certainly showed what could be done on a flat deck. 12 points taken with the side put out was a good result for KCC who have passed 200 twice in succession thus doubling the once they achieved last year.
A settled side may be a unlikely dream for Chaos’ men but whoever does play this year must do all they can in what will be a very tough league.