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Weoley Hill too strong for the 2’s

2nd  XI v. Weoley Hill




The Seconds rounded off their 2019 season with defeat in the Warwickshire County Cricket League in their final Division 8 League match on Saturday 14th. September as they travelled to Weoley Hill.

Batting first, the side made steady progress with the top five all reaching double figures with Ben Maney top scoring with 26 , hitting 4 boundaries and Dave Gamble 20 (2 x 4). Maney had shared in a 38 run partnership with Will Machin who was run out for 14 with a direct hit as the pair tried to steal a quick single. Darius Potten-Ravenshad made 12 and fellow opener Dan Roden 13. The mid order did not add much and from 105-5 the side slumped to 111 all out losing their last 5 wickets for only 6 runs with the damage being caused by spinners Brown who took 4-24 and Cole with 3-10.

In reply, a strong Weoley Hill side strolled to an 8 wicket victory inside 27 overs as they chased down the target reaching 112-2 with ease as Appleby hit an unbeaten 63 and Crathawn 27 despite Gamble taking 1-25 from his spell and Dan Barrie 1-19 thanks to a fine catch in the deep by Tom Skinner from his first ball bowled.

A decent season for the side that introduced numerous younger players into senior cricket throughout the season.


Seconds come first thanks to Stranks and the spinning trio!

2nd. XI v. Water Orton




The Seconds hosted Water Orton at our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 7th. September in their penultimate Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 match of the season and ended up 49 run winners as Mark Stranks hit a half century before the spinners ripped through the visitors line up with all wickets falling to them.

They batted first with the reliable Stranks opening and remaining there for 37 overs as he cautiously held firm to make 54 hitting 4 boundaries and shared in a 4th wicket 60 run partnership with youngster Will Machin who made a solid 26 also hitting 4 boundaries. Danny Boneham made 11 but the trio were the only batsmen to reach double figures as the middle order struggled. However, the side managed to post 161-9 as Dabbs took 3-30, Moynihan 3-37 and Ibrahim 2-25 for the visitors.

Water Orton started carefully and solidly in reply not losing their first two wickets until the 16th over with the score on 38 when the wily and ever reliable Geoff Edmunds made the breakthrough. Opener Harding made 39 until he fell to Edmunds who went on to take a superb 4-10 from 12 frugal overs. Sam Leach then span his way to 4-36 to remove the mid order. The Water Orton tail wagged as Moynihan in the number 9 berth made 27 before he fell to the third spinner Tom Skinner who also took the final wicket and claim 2-19 to give the 2nds a 49 run win, as the visitors were bowled out for 112. Dan Roden and Danny Boneham took a catch whilst Joshi a stumping in the side’s win that sees them move into 7th. spot with a game left.


2’s batsmen choke after Wilnecote are bowled out for 144

2nd XI v. Wilnecote 1’s




The Seconds hosted Wilnecote 1’s at our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 31st. August in their Division 8 Warwickshire County Cricket League 50 overs a side fixture and bowled out the visitors for 144 but a poor batting performance replying saw the side bowled out for 88 to lose the match by 56 runs.
An excellent bowling performance by the side had them in command as Joe Poole took 3-37 from 7.2 overs and youngster Dan Roden  3-37 from his 9 overs removing  Lane for 33 and Davies 31 who had put on 60 runs in their 4th. wicket partnership that saw Wilnecote improve from 40-3 to 100-4. Wily Geoff Edmunds also chipped in to take a frugal 2-8 from 7 overs whilst Chris Beech took 1-14 from his 8 overs. Drew Vyas clung on the 3 catches in the outfield.
However, in reply, the 2’s soon found themselves in trouble at 10-2 then 14-3. The side recovered to 41-4 as Will Machin and Vyas put on 27 runs in their partnership. Vyas at 5 went onto make 20 hitting a six and two boundaries before he fell. The side then further slumped to 42-6, losing 3 wickets for one run. Mid order Sam Leach at 6 steadied the ship for a while hitting a fine 29 with 5 boundaries. They were in the end the only players to reach double figures. After reaching  at 63-7 and edging their way to 88-7 the side then lost their last 3 wickets without moving the score along as the Wilnecote bowlers took full control to wrap up the 2’s innings and bowled the 2’s out inside 25 overs, with Goodridge taking 4-13 and Crampin 4-31 on a poor batting day for Kenilworth.
Wilnecote 144 All Out (40.2 overs) (24 points)   Kenilworth 88 All Out (24.2 overs) (4 points)

5-fer for Beechy and 73 for Darius in drawn game

2nd. XI v. Bulkington 1’s






On Saturday 24th August, the second team of Kenilworth travelled to Bulkington for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division eight fixture and came away with 10 points in the drawn match. 


Kenilworth won the toss and asked Bulkington to bat first, Wilson and Topp looked to make a strong start for their side, and the pair soon had the visitors chasing the ball around the ground, putting the visitors bowling to the sword, passing fifty, then a hundred together, both batsmen passing fifty, as the score passed 150 without loss, eventually Kenilworth struck, Chris Beech removing Topp for 71, 171 for 1, then a collapse, from 171 for no wicket, Bulkington slipped to 177 for 5, Chris Beech on a roll, a wicket for Sam Leach and Kieran Umashanka, another for Beech, as he completed a fine five wicket haul, Bulkington ending their fifty overs on 242 for 8, Wilson making exactly 100. Chris Beech with a superb 5 for 34 from ten overs, John Mortlock with 1 for 32, Sam Leach with 1 for 36 from twelve tidy overs and a wicket for Kieran Umashanka 1 for 22, as the players headed off for tea. 


Kenilworth started their reply with Mark Stranks and Geoff Hay, but lost Hay in the 8th over, Kenilworth 4 for 1, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Stranks, adding 30 together before Stranks was out for 17, the visitors 34 for 2 in the 20th over. Nathan Chant and Potten-Ravenshad then began to build a strong partnership together, going on to pass fifty together, the pair going on to add 95 together in 19 overs, during the partnership, Potten-Ravenshad passed fifty, with the score on 129 in the 39th over, Potten- Ravenshad was dismissed for a very fine 73, the visitors 129 for 3, Chant was then out with the score on 138, Chant making 29. James Adamson and Drew Vyas were now at the crease, Vyas made a quick 12, when he was out in the 44th over, 157 for 5.


Sam Leach and Adamson were to see out the remaining overs, Adamson with 30 not out and Leach 17 not out, the pair adding an unbroken stand of 41 together, as Kenilworth closed their innings on 198 for 5 from their fifty overs. Kenilworth take the losing draw.


Bulkington 242-8 (16 points) (Chris Beech 5-34) drew with Kenilworth 198-5 (10 points) (Darius Potten-Ravenshad 73).




Bottom side Khalsa give the 2’s a lesson

2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa




On Saturday 17th. August, the 2’s hosted bottom side Leamington Khalsa at our Warwick Road Ground in their Division 8 fixture in the Warwickshire County Cricket League for their 50 overs a side match that saw the return of win/lose/draw cricket for the remaining 5 matches of this season’s League programme and the visitors were rewarded with a 5 wicket win that sees them up move a place in the Division whilst the 2’s remain in 7th. spot.

The 2nd. XI started well and put of 31 for the first wicket but then lost their next two without moving along the score. A 25 run partnership took the side to 56-4 and there was a further 25 run partnership for the sixth wicket as the side reached 81-5. All batsmen made starts but could not progress. The side then slumped to 106 all out, losing there last six wickets for 25 runs.

Vyas hit 19, Tobin 16, Leach 14, Maney 12, Poole 11 and Casey 11 as Mayank took 3-31 and Adil 3-13 for Khalsa.

In reply, the visitors wobbled on 21-3 and 38-4 until Adil and Indy came together and put on 45 for the 5th. wicket to steady the nerves. Adil made 30 before he was run out but Indy remained steadfast to hit an unbeaten 31 and along with Ranjeet with an unbeaten 14 saw the side over the winning line as in the end they comfortably reached 109-5 without any further scares.

For the 2nd.’s,  Joe Poole took 2-16 from 11 frugal overs, whilst Matt Casey claimed 1-20 from his 10 overs and Sam Leach 1-21 from 7.3 overs.


From the WCCL Results web page:

Kenilworth 106-10 (42.4 overs) (2 points) lost to Leamington Khalsa 109-5 (42.04 overs)  (20 points) by 5 wickets.