Category Archives: 2nd XI Reports

Seconds suffer a second wash out

2nd. XI v. Wilnecote

 

MATCH CANCELLED

 

Sadly, the Seconds match at Wilnecote in Division 8 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League was cancelled without a ball being bowled due to the weather and unfit pitch.

 

Both sides receive 4 points each for an abandoned match.

 

 

Match Cancelled

2nd. XI v. Bulkington 1sts

 

MATCH CANCELLED

 

Due to the continuing and recent inclement weather, the 2nd’s. Division 8 match in the Warwickshire County Cricket League was cancelled without a ball being bowled as the pitch was deemed unfit for any play.

Both sides get 4 points each for the abandonment.

 

Solid all round performance sees Seconds win

2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa

START OF THE WIN/LOSE CRICKET FORMAT. No draws.

WIN

 

Kenilworth seconds travelled to play Leamington Khalsa for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture on Saturday 1st June and returned home as winners by 63 runs in their first win/lose fixture of the League campaign.

The Kenilworth openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner looked to make a strong start for their side, both players began to get the scoreboard moving, going on post 35 for no wicket in the tenth over, they went on take the score past fifty, in the 16th over, with the score on 67, when Mark Stranks was run out for 29. Danny Boneham joined his skipper, but Horner was bowled by Mayank for a solid 36, the visitors 69 for 2. Next man in Matt Casey joined Boneham, Casey looking in fine touch early on, with the score on 96, Boneham was caught and bowled by Kamal for 8. His wicket bought Ben Maney to the crease, together the pair were in a positive mind set, but Maney was bowled by Harry for 9, Kenilworth 113 for 4 in 34th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Matt Casey, both players began to put their side in a good position, good running and frequent boundaries, saw Kenilworth accelerate to 158 for 4 in the 40th over, Potten-Ravenshad was caught off Hardip for 26, the visitors now 188 for 5 in the 44th over. Charles Lamprecht was stumped off Hardip for 4, Kenilworth 202 for 6. Charlie Stranks along with Matt Casey looked to give their side a strong finish, Stranks made an aggressive 27, but Casey went on make a fine 65, his innings containing 7 x 4. Sam leach 7 not out, a couple of late wickets, saw Kenilworth all out for 243 in the last of their fifty overs. For Khalsa, Hardip took 6 for 46 from ten overs.

In the Khalsa reply, Mayak and Sidhu made decent start for their side, putting on over fifty for the first wicket, Sam leach bowled Mayak for 30, Chris Beach had Sidhu caught by Dan Horner for 34. Khalsa lost two more quick wickets, Indy for no score and Charles for 2, both dismissed by Sam leach, Chris Beach had Mandeep brilliantly caught by Charlie Stranks for 15, Beach then bowled Kumai for no score, the home side now six down, still a long way from their target. Mick hit a quick fire 34 for Khalsa and Harry 24, both players out to the bowling of Tom Skinner. Two wickets for Charles Lamprecht saw the home side all out for 180 in the 40th over, Vish ending 14 not out, Kenilworth running out the winners by 63 runs with over ten overs remaining. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Beach with 3 for 43 from ten overs, Sam leach with 3 for 52 from ten overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 15 and 2 for 30 from 8.5 overs for Charles Lamprecht. Kenilworth take the full 20 points for their fine efforts. 

Kenilworth 243 All Out (50.0 overs) (20 points) beat Leamington Khalsa 180 All Out (40.2 overs) (7 points) by 63 runs.

 

Seconds have a solid performance

2nd XI v. RMCC

(WINNING) DRAW

 

On Saturday 25th May, Kenilworth’s Seconds hosted League leaders RMCC for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture and became the first side this season not to beaten by them as they secured a winning draw.

Visitors RMCC won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Home side openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner made a strong start, visiting bowlers were made to work hard as Stranks and Horner began to find runs easy to come by, the pair went on to put a fifty run opening stand in the fourteenth over. They had put on 73 together when Stranks was caught off S. Hussain for a solid 39. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined his captain Horner, it wasn’t long before the pair began to forge a partnership, Horner then bought up his fifty, with two fours off 82 balls, but just after Horner was caught off Khan for 52 after putting on 54 together, 127 for 2. Jono Sparks joined Haynes Sorrell, but Haynes Sorrell was bowled by Khan for 28. Kenilworth now 131 for 3. Next man in Matt Casey and Sparks then went on to add 61 together for the fourth wicket in eight overs, then Khan dismissed both men, Sparks making 32 and Casey making 20, Kenilworth 206 for 5 in the 46th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Charles Lamprect with 12 and 10, Danny Boneham with 8 not out and Charlie Stranks with 10 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 236 for 7 from their fifty overs. For RMCC, Khan took the bowling honours with 4 for 51 from eleven overs.

RMCC started their reply with openers Ali and Asim, as they looked to chase down their target, but it was first change bowler Sam Leach removed both openers in quick succession, to catches from Dan Horner and Matt Casey, Ali making 19 and Asim 14. Sharma and Rashid then looked to rebuild for RMCC, together they began to get their side back into the game but Charlie Stranks bowled Sharma for 21, Heider then joined Rashid, the pair went on to add fifty together, Tom Skinner then had Heider caught behind by Dan Horner for 20. Rasheed quickly followed, caught by Lamprecht off Matt Casey for one, Rashid though was unmoved, going on to make a solid fifty, Tom Skinner then had Hussain caught by the safe hands of Matt Casey for 13 at the end of the their fifty overs, Rashid ended unbeaten on 79, RMCC ending their innings on 180 for 6. For Kenilworth Sam Leach taking 2 for 26 from 12 very tidy overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 24 from five overs, Charlie Stranks with 1 for 24 from five overs and 1 for 45 for Matt Casey from ten overs. Two catches each for Dan Horner and Matt Casey as Kenilworth who had the better of the match earned 16 points for their winning draw. 

 

Sellar and Leach guide the side to a losing draw.

2nd. XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

 

DRAW

 

On Saturday 19th May, Kenilworth’s Seconds travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture, settling for a losing draw after wobbling chasing.

Kenilworth skipper Dan Horner asked Blossomfield to bat first, opening bowlers Jono Sparkes and Danny Boneham bowled a tidy opening ten overs, the home side only on 19 for 0, in the twelfth over change bowler Sam Leach had Clark caught by Ben Maney for 10, Blossomfield 24 for 1, the Boneham removed Seifas for 12 thanks to the safe hands of Darius Potten-Ravenshad, the home side 35 for 2 in the 17th over.
The home side then rallied, Chana and Ramachandran started to find runs easier to get, in the twenty one overs they batted together putting on 137, Ramachandran caught off Leach by Jack Howard for 68. Gopalan joined Chana, together these two went on to bat out the remaining overs, in all this, Chana went on to make a century, finishing on 106 not out, Gopalan ended on 44 not out, as Blossomfield ended on 252 for 3 off their fifty overs. Sam Leach taking 2 for 69 off twelve overs and a wicket for Danny Boneham, bowling his twelve overs straight through taking 1 for 36.

Skipper Dan Horner and James Alty opened the Kenilworth run chase but lost Alty for 2 off the bowling of Smith, Boneham next man in, but he fell without scoring, Jono Sparks then fell without scoring, also to the bowling of Smith, Kenilworth in big trouble on 6 for 3 in the seventh over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Horner, a partnership was needed, together the pair went on to bat for 25 overs together, putting on 78 together, but Horner fell for 23, caught off Ramachandran. Kenilworth were finding run scoring hard work, Ben Maney hit a quick 11, Ramachandran then had Jack Howard caught for 9 and Potten-Ravenshad for a gritty 49. Kenilworth wobbling on 115 for 7 in the 41st over. Adie Sellar and Sam Leach then knuckled down, both players ended unbeaten, seeing their side to a losing draw, Sellar 24 not out and Leach 14 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 158 for 7 from their fifty overs. Ramachandran taking 4 for 33 from ten overs and Smith with 3 for 25 from eleven overs the wicket takers for Blossomfield.

Kenilworth take 5 points and remain in 6th. place in the Division of 12 sides.