Kenton put last week's disappointing showing at Highgate behind them and got their Middlesex County League Division Three campaign back on track with a comprehensive win at home to Uxbridge on Saturday (17).
Put in to bat first, Kenton got off to a flyer with a first wicket partnership of 94 in just 14 overs between Schopun Jooma (63 from 49 balls) and Deepak Singh (31 from 42). But, after both departed in quick succession, and then Sachin Patel and Ashish Karia went cheaply, the home side were precariously placed at 114 for four after 25 overs.
However, good contributions from Rishi Kotecha (45) and Kaushal Patel (30) helped to rebuild the innings and Kenton posted a highly competitive score of 212 from 50 overs.
In the Uxbridge reply there were early breakthroughs from Moshin Zubair and Schopun Jooma put Kenton as the visitors stuttered to 27 for two.
A 50 run stand for the third wicket between Andre Jason and Nick Hardy briefly threatened to wrestle the advantage from Kenton. However, the introduction of skipper David Sweeney (2-32) and Deepak Singh (2-9) proved to be crucial. The wickets began to fall and Uxbridge went into block mode.
With the heavens seemingly ready to open, Kenton needed some inspiration. This arrived in the form of left arm spinner Sami Haider whose 4-18 spell from five overs completely bamboozled the lower order as Uxbridge were bundled out for 127 from 38 overs.