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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) 

Seconds seconds best

2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa

 

LOSE !

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Leamington Khalsa seconds in Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven on Saturday 4th August.

Home side Khalsa batted first and their openers got their side off to solid Start, Radgul making 44, number five Mick also chipping in with 30, but Kenilworth kept taking wickets and never let the home side get away, Khalsa were all out on the last of their fifty overs for 202.

The Kenilworth wickets were shared around, Tom Skinner with 2 for 23, Pete Alty and Jaesh Naik both snapping up 2 for 38, Naik answering the call to arms to play his first game of the season. Spinners Chris Beach and Charlie Stranks both having figures of 1 for 25, also two smart run outs saw the visitors completed a decent day in the field.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Geoff Hay and Elliot Haynes Sorrell put on 31, but both men fell on that score, Hay for 9 and Sorrell making 21. Four more quick wickets left the visitors struggling on 60 for 6 then 77 for 8. Soon after Kenilworth were all out for just 105 in only 29 overs. Number nine Tom Skinner made 16 not out with 4 x 4, James Adamson 12 and Pete Alty with 11, but Kenilworth fell well short, losing by 97 runs, taking just four points. Kash with three wickets and Ragul with two for the home side.

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Rain forces abandonment of match

2nd. XI v. Bronze

 

MATCH ABANDONED

On Saturday 28th July, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted their counterparts from Bronze for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division seven fixture.

Visitors Bronze were to bat first and they lost an early wicket with the score on 16, and the Kenilworth side continued to take wickets, 34 for 2 then 58 for 3. For Bronze, Karusamy made 26 and Harper with 31 were the only visiting batsmen to make a score of note, as the visitors slipped from 86 for 3 to 114 for 9 dec, three wickets falling on the score of 114, in only 29.1 overs.

There were wickets for Chris Beach with 4 for 38, Joey Poole 2 for 17, Charlie Stranks 1 for 18, Matt Casey 1 for 40 and Jack Howard’s only ball bowled 1 for 0. Jack Howard taking two catches.

The home side went out to bat hoping to beat the rain and claim the win, but lost skipper Dan Horner early, bowled for 1 by Karusamy, but the sides were forced off by heavy rain after only four overs, Kenilworth ending on 11 for 1. Mark Stranks not out 5 and Elliot Haynes Sorrell not out on 2.

The teams were unable to return, the match being abandoned, Kenilworth taking 8 points. 

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(Division 7)

 

Super skipper Horner leads from the front

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

 

WIN!

The 2nd XI chased down Solihull Municipal’s 210 with a fine all round performance in their Division 7 Warwickshire Cricket League clash on Saturday 21st. July.

Municipal were fortunate to post their final score after being 41-4. Mockler made 44 and Finnemore 58 as the pair put on 102 runs for the 5th. wicket for the hosts whilst Ali chipped in with 22 and Bissett 17.

Matt Casey continued his fine form with the ball as he took 4-39 off his 12 overs, Joe Poole 2-70 from his, Ian Baker 2-39 and Chris Beach 1-47. The final wicket was taken inside 4 balls of his ‘spell’ by occasional slow bowler, Mark Stranks who had earlier taken 3 catches in the outfield, as had Max Howard.

In reply, Stranks opened with skipper Dan Horner and the pair put on 76 for the first wicket before Stranks was run out for 26. In form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell then joined his skipper and they put on further 112 runs for the second wicket as he made 58 with 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before he fell. 3 more wickets then fell before George Baines 7* and Horner who had led from the front to make a superb unbeaten 88 (11 x 4) saw the side home, putting on 13 to see their side reach 212-5 in the 49th over to give them a most deserved win for their efforts.

Finnemore took 3-22 from 4 overs and Goodger 1-27 for Municipal but their efforts were in vain.

 

Beach and Baker save the side’s blushes.

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

(Losing)   DRAW

 

Dunlop Stars were bowled out for 168 in the 45th over as they visited our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 14th. July in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match.

Iklaq with 39 and Javeed 26 not out were the Dunlop Stars top scorers as paceman Ian Baker took 2-41, Joey Poole 2-27 from a very tidy 12  overs, Matt Casey 3-36 from his 9 overs, whilst spinner veteran Chris Beach snapped up 3-23 from a frugal 10 overs. Seven catches were taken by the Kenilworth side in the field, 5 of them by the impressive keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell behind the stumps.

In reply, the 2’s now had a maximum of 54 overs – an additional 4 overs – to get to the winning post and they may have wished not to have the extra overs. The side started solidly as Mark Stranks made 29 opening. The Dunlop bowlers then started to make breakthroughs although James Adamson, in mid order, steadied the side with a good 30 which included a 6 and Charlie Stranks 23. However, further wickets fell regularly and it was left to the last pair of Chris Beach 8* and Ian Baker 4* to save the day for the 2nds as they held on for several overs to draw the match, ending the day on 142-9 as all 5 Dunlop Stars’ bowlers took wickets.

 

Dunlop Stars  168-10     (16 points)      2nd XI              142-9         (9 points)