Long journey for no reward

Sunday XI v. Coomb’s Wood

 

LOSE!

On Sunday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Sunday side made the long trip to Coombs Wood for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture.

After a delayed start due to rain, the match was reduced to thirty overs per side. Coombs Wood were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Matt Casey both picked up an early wicket, reducing the home side to 20 for 2. Another wicket for Dadswell, having Abas caught for 20, Wood now 27 for 3. A stand of 61 in quick time between Whyte (49 not out) and Saeed (38) got their side back on track. After another rain delay, the players returned, except one who went shopping instead, for the last ten overs. Further wickets from Kenilworth kept the home side to 165 for 7 from thirty overs. The wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Prophet with 2 for 18, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 23 from six overs, Matt Casey 1 for 16 from five overs, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 22 from six and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 39 from six overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Jorjeet Singh put on 23 for the first wicket, Skipper Horner bowled by Cranage for 15, two more quick wickets for Cranage left the visitors in trouble at 29 for 3. When Singh was dismissed for 26, Kenilworth were 56 for 4, all the wickets to the left arm seam of Cranage. Whyte replaced Cranage, he soon got among the wickets, ripping out the rest of the visitors batting, only Potten-Ravenshad with 14 not out and Haynes Sorrell 12 made other double figure scores, Whyte taking an unbelievable 5 for 4 from five overs, Kenilworth all out for just 87 in the 23rd over . Coombs Wood the winners by 78 runs.

 

 

A winning draw in the rain!

1st XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

WINNING DRAW!

Rain affected.

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth travelled to play Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.  It was the end of the win/draw/lose format for the season before it moves onto crucial win/lose format for the reminder of the season. However, the match was rain affected and the match ended early due to the weather as a draw, although Kenilworth came away with the majority of the points and retains second spot in the Division as a result.

Kenilworth were in to bat first, openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet got their side off to solid start, the pair putting on 66 for the first wicket before Prophet was dismissed for 29. Kenilworth lost their second wicket with the score on 93, before Sunny Ahmed and Edmunds put on 28 for the third wicket, Edmunds the third wicket to fall, now 121 for 3. Edmunds made a fine 62, his innings containing (3 x 6 and 8 x 4). Ahmed was dismissed for 29, late innings cameos from Muhammed Nayeem with 26, youngsters Henry Curran 22 not out and Dan Horner 20 not out got their side to a decent 241 for 6 from their fifty overs. Amish taking 3 for 29 for the Stars.

Two early wickets for Kenilworth from Sunny Ahmed reduced the home side to 17 for 2, a wicket too for Muhammad Nayeem, had the home side in deep trouble on 18 for 3. Stars opener Barbar stood firm, but when he was dismissed for 35 by Jorjeet Singh, Dunlop now 79 for 4.

Unfortunately rain was to have the final say with the game poised for a good finish, number five Mansoor with a fine 54 not out and number six Aslim with 25 not out as they had progressed to 139 for 4 from 33 overs when the players were forced off, not to return. Ahmed with 2 for 18, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 21 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 24, the wicket takers for Kenilworth. Kenilworth taking 15 points for a winning draw, Dunlop Stars 5 points.

There are now 5 win/lose matches of the League season remaining.

The League tables can be found by clicking on the below link:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

2nds lose in the rain but the Spirit of Cricket is the real winner.

2nd. XI v. Wishaw

 

LOSE!

On Saturday 11th August Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Wishaw seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Kenilworth batted first but lost an early wicket with the score on 14, but young George Baines joined opener Mark Stranks, together the pair added 61 before Baines was out for 24. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Stranks, and these two carried on the good work, putting on 26 before two wickets fell with the score on 101, the home side 101 for 4, Stranks out for 40. Sorrel fell for 37, Joey Poole with 28 and a breezy 25 not out from Ian Baker helped Kenilworth to 188 for 9 from their fifty overs. Smith and Patel taking three wickets each for Wishaw.

Visitors Wishaw made a solid start in their reply, putting on 40 for the first wicket, the second wicket falling on 66. Opener Smith made 44 for the visitors, he was out with the score on 86. The home side kept chipping away and further wickets fell, Wishaw now 139 for 5 but a stand of 31 got there side to 170 for 6 then 178 for 7.

With rain falling constantly the visitors needing just a few runs, the sides stayed on the field of play in the Spirit of Cricket to bring the game to its natural conclusion. Wishaw lost their eighth wicket with two runs still needed but Barker held his nerve for the visitors with 32 not out hitting the winning runs in the 44th over, Wishaw winning by a slender two wickets in a creditable way to both sides for the match to have been played and end.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with 2 for 34 from nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 43 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 2 for 44 from twelve overs, John Mortlock 1 for 14 and David Barclay with 1 for 19.

Kenilworth take 6 points.

KCC 182-8 (6 points) Wishaw 187-8 (20 points) 

3rds incur a harsh defeat

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

 

LOSE!

 

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled the short distance to play Warwick County Council Staff for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

However, a bitterly disappointing end to the match for the 3rds saw table topping WCC Staff  handed victory, on run rate, whilst 9 wickets down in the drizzle as the game was called off.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Steve Kelley and Geoff Edmunds made a slow but steady start, putting on 14 in ten overs before Edmunds was bowled for 2. His wicket bought young 14 year old Will Machin to the crease, together the pair got the score moving, adding 62 for the second wicket when Kelley was caught for 34, his first innings of the season. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 49 together in just nine overs, Dadswell caught for 15, a quick 12 from Ed Smith before Machin was last wicket to fall, bowled for his second senior fifty of the season, hitting a brilliant and personal best 78, his innings containing 12 x 4. Skipper Sam Leach (19 not out) and Matthew Dadswell (6 not out) saw the visitors make 188 for 5 from their forty five overs. Maynard and Abbasi taking two wickets each for Warwick Staff.

Staff opening pair, Robbins and Darby put on 25 for the first wicket until Ed Smith removed Darby for 15. Smith’s new ball partner Matthew Dadswell removed the Staff number three via a fine catch from Kelley, 28 for 2. With light rain falling, Ed Smith was ripping through the home batting, clean bowling three batsmen, including Robbins for 53, together with the guile of Geoff Edmunds and the pace of Nick Moore, suddenly the home side were now 137 for 7, a brief partnership kept the home side interested in victory, but 158 for 8 then 159 for 9, swung the game the visitor’s way, with eleven overs left and the constant rain no heavier than it had been all day, the umpires decided to take the players off  and that ensured that the home side won the match under the League Rules.

By the end of it, the game had turned around in Kenilworth’s favour and they had agonisingly come close to victory in the damp with Warwick Staff ending on 167 for 9 after 34.4 overs when they walked off.

A poor end to the day of cricket for the drizzle drenched 3rd XI  and spoiling the fine achievement of the impressive teenager Will Machin, who hit his highest Senior score to date and who was undoubtedly the player of the day. 

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith 4 for 29 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 23 from 7.4 overs Nick Moore 2 for 37 from 6 overs and 1 for 28 for Matthew Dadswell from six overs. Kenilworth take 8 points for their excellent efforts.

 

A lucky pair of……!!

Latest Phoenix 100 Club Draw results

 

The draws for July (apologies for the delay but last month’s Committee meeting had to be cancelled) and August‘s Phoenix 100 Club for the monthly £25 prizes were made at tonight’s (08.08.2018)  meeting and the numbers plucked out of the barrel by the Club Treasurer, Jonathan Cousins were:…………. (so blame him if it was not yours!) ………

 

July – 27 – Robin Sellar

 

August – 72 – Andy Smith

 

Well done, you lucky pair!

 

(Provisionally)  – the next  100 Club get together has been set for Friday 23rd. November. Draws will be made for the £100, £50 and £25 winners that evening too. It will also be hot food night!

Confirmation of the date will be sent out to Members in the next few days, once the Chef’s and Maitre D’s availability are known!

 

THANK YOU ALL to those who are in the Phoenix 100 Club and for your continued support and membership of it.

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