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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.



All rounder Lamprecht nearly steals the match on his own

2nd. XI v. RMCC




Kenilworth 2nd XI travelled the short distance to table topping RMCC for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 win/lose match and fell 9 runs short of the RMCC score of 180 despite the heroics of all rounder Charles Lamprecht who nearly single handedly won the 2’s the match with a superb maiden century for the side after his great spell with the ball.

In a match reduced to 36 overs a side, RMCC were all out on the last ball of their innings after Joe Poole had taken a super 4-32 from his spell and all rounder Lamprecht 3-31.

Replying, Kenilworth were at all sorts at 1-2 and 11-3 until Lamprecht came in. He took sole control of the matter on his own and produced a dominating and devasting innings in which he blasted the ball to all parts that nearly saw the side to victory. He hit 13 boundaries and 3 sixes in his innings of 100 before he sadly fell in the run chase. The next highest scoring batsmen were Sam Leach who carried his bat to end the day on 14 not out and Dave Gamble who had also earlier hit 14, such was Lamprecht’s dominance had been but all their efforts were in vain as overs ran out and Kenilworth ended the day on 171-7 in a most entertaining match where all the plaudits went to all rounder Lamprecht for his superb performance with the ball and then the bat. What a knock, it was.

RMCC 180-10 (36 overs) (20 points) Kenilworth 171-7 (36 overs) (6 points).

Kenilworth fall to 7th. place but 1 point behind 6th. and 5 behind 5th. with 5 games remaining.



Duckworth Lewis decides match result despite Stranks’ century

2nd. XI v. Solihull Blossomfield




Kenilworth seconds hosted Solihull Blossomfield seconds for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture on Saturday 3rd August, in a match that Mark Stranks scored a century but the side lost out when the heavens opened that gave the visitors victory on the Duckworth Lewis method

The visitors won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers Mark Stranks and Peter Huxford put on 18 together when Huxford was lbw to Reck-Smith for 3. Skipper Dan Horner then fell for 2, bowled by Long, Kenilworth 25 for 2. Nathan Chant then joined the experienced Stranks, the pair went on to add a solid 44 together for the 3rd wicket , with the score on 69, Chant was caught off Karup for 18, but Stranks was in solid form, moving into the forty’s. His next partner was Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Stranks eased past fifty, the pair took the score past a hundred, the pair added 44, when Potten-Ravenshad was lbw to Singh for 10, Kenilworth 113 for 4. There was a good stand next between Stranks and Charles Lamprecht, both men got the scoreboard moving at a fast pace, Lamprecht and Stranks were finding the boundary on regular occasions, putting on fifty together, they were to put on 83 together in just 11 overs, Lamprecht fell for a solid 45, Kenilworth 196 for 5, Ben Maney joined Stranks, and Stranks was moving through the gears, the home side passing 200, Stranks then bought up a fantastic century, before being bowled by Long for 101, his innings containing 11 fours, Kenilworth 220 for 6, Maney was then bowled by Long for 4, the home side well placed on 226 for 7. Danny Boneham for 10 and Sam Leach 2, were both bowled by the impressive Long, with Tom Skinner run out off the last ball for 2, Kenilworth ended their fifty overs on 237 for 9. For Blossomfield, Long taking a fine 5 for 54 off ten overs.

The visitors started their reply with Clarke and Jones at the crease, they made a steady start for their side, the Kenilworth bowlers were keeping things tidy without success, in the 15th over Clarke was caught by Jonathan Mortlock off the bowling of Sam Leach for 8, Jones though was looking solid, Ramachandran was in at three, he added 18 with Jones, with the score on 66, Ramachandran was caught and bowled by Tom Skinner for 14 in the 19th over.

With the score on 93 for 2 after 23.4 overs, the players were forced off, as the heavens opened, for fifteen minutes the rain was intense, when the rain stopped, the ground deemed fit to play again, the revised target after overs were lost for Blossomfield was 170 off 35 overs on the Duckworth Lewis method. So the visitors needed 77 to win off 11.2 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
The visitors soon lost their third wicket on 96 in the 25th over, Jones bowled by Darius Potten-Ravenshad for exactly 50, but Gopalalin and Law started to bat with urgency, going at the rate required, both men plundered the home sides bowling, Gopalalin was to fall for an aggressive 48 in the 34th over, caught by Darius Potten-Ravenshad off Danny Boneham, the visitors still needed 10 to win, Law and Sady were the men for Blossomfield who had to see their side home, and Sady hit a six with the second ball of the last over, Law with 23 not out, as Blossomfield finished on 172 for 4, to win by 6 Wickets, as the visitors had profited from the rain delay and Duckworth Lewis. For Kenilworth, wickets shared between four bowlers, Sam Leach 1 for 29 off eight overs, Potten- Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from 5.2 overs, Tom Skinner 1 for 38 off six overs and 1 for 41 from seven overs.

Kenilworth taking 5 points, on a day when rain ruined a brilliant hundred from Mark Stranks.

Kenilworth 237-10 (49.2 overs) (Mark Stranks 101) (5 points) lost to Solihull Blossomfield 170-4 (34.2 overs) (20 points) on the Duckworth Lewis method.



Liquid sun in Wishaw, too.

2nd. XI v. Wishaw


Sadly, the 2nd. XI match at Wishaw in their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 today fell victim to the weather.

The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Both sides receive 4 points each.