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Rain ruins the day and saves the hosts

2nd XI v. Bronze

MATCH ABANDONED

 

The 2nd XI were cruelly let down by the weather as the rain became too heavy when only 3 balls were needed to make a full game which would have seen the side achieve a winning draw as opposed to the match being officially determined as an abandonment.

Bronze had posted 156-10 in a rain interrupted day with Surana making 40, opener Kurusamy 26 and number 10, Ramamoorthy 24 not out.

The 2nd XI had fielded and bowled well to restrict Bronze to that score with Charlie Stranks taking 4-35 from his 11 overs, wily Geoff Edmunds 3-32 from his 11 overs whilst Max Howard took 1-17 and Jono Sparks 1-21 and being involved a well manufactured run out. Dan Horner was in excellent form behind the stumps to claim 4 catches whilst Elliott Haynes-Sorrell snapped up two in the outfield.

In reply, Kenilworth set off after the target with clouds darkening. Dan Horner made an unbeaten 22 and Haynes-Sorrell 13 when the rain came and the sides were taken off with the 2nd XI on 55-3, never to return.

Bronze 156-10  (7 points) (Charlie Stranks 4-35) v Kenilworth 54-3  (8 points) (Dan Horner 22*)

The side ended the season mid table in 7th spot and should have claimed 6th. had the weather been kinder.

Overall, a decent season was had by the side, consisting of old and young players.

 

 

Side can not hang on to prevent Khalsa from winning

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

LOSE!!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Leamington Khalsa for their last home Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture of the season which turned into smiles for the visitors as they bowled out a chasing Kenilworth.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Khalsa to bat first, Jono Sparks took two early wickets via catches from Peter Huxford and Tom Anscombe, the visitors 35 for 2. Number three Krishna then started to take the game to the home side, together with Harry when the fourth wicket fell, these two started to take the game away from the home side, Harry fell for 88, but Kreshna fell just short of his hundred, ending 95 not out. Khalsa finished on 253 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jono Sparks with 2 for 35 from nine overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 69 from twelve overs and 1 for 42 for spinner Andy Smith from eleven overs, whose first 9 over spell went for only 22 and was very unlucky not to have picked up more wickets.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket in their reply, Skipper Dan Horner out for 6, Kenilworth 11 for 1. Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Matt Casey, together the pair started to get their side back on track, the pair putting on 62 for second wicket, Casey falling for a solid 31, Sorrell fell for 41, falling just short of a thousand runs for the season, Kenilworth 105 for 3. Useful innings from Jono Sparks with 24, Nathan Chant 14 and an eye catching and hard hitting 36 from number six Ben Maney, kept their side in touch. But from 173 for 5, the home side slipped to 174 for 8, now the draw looked the best option for Kenilworth, a stand of 27 between Tom Skinner (18) and Tom Anscombe took their side to 48th over until Skinner was caught for 18. Number eleven Andy Smith strode to the crease, but was adjudged lbw second ball, Kenilworth all out for 201 at the end of the 48th over and to leave a battling Anscombe stranded on 6 not out.

For Khalsa Jespal, Rajgul and Harry all taking two wickets in a match played in good spirit. Khalsa the winners by 52 runs. Kenilworth take six points.

 

2’s win with ease thanks to Edmunds, Horner, Elliott and Casey’s efforts.

2nd XI v. Coleshill

BANK HOLIDAY LEAGUE MATCH – 27.08.2018

WIN !!!!

The 2’s recorded their 2nd win of the weekend after bowling out the hosts for 141 as Geoff Edmunds took a fine 5-15 off 8 overs in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 Bank Holiday Monday encounter at Coleshill.

Edmunds bowled Paul Jones for 44, whilst M. Jones had made 33 and Peachey 23 for Coleshill. Matt Casey took 2-24 off 9.4 overs, Chris Beach 2-39 from his 12 overs and Tom Skinner 1-30. Edmunds snapped up the last 3 wickets to fall with the batsmen making only 0, 2 and 0 as catches were held by the side. There was a stumping for Dan Horner.

In reply, Kenilworth eased to an 8 wicket victory inside 28 overs as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell hit an unbeaten 59 (7 x 4) and Casey 34 not out (6 x 4) shared in a 81 run winning partnership after opener Horner had posted 30 (4 x 4). Denham and Islam took a wicket each for Coleshill.

The win, the 7th of the season, consolidates their mid table position

Coleshill 141-10 (1 point) Kenilworth 142-10 (20 points)

 

Horner and Sparks guide side to victory with ease after bowlers’ earlier efforts

2nd XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

WIN!!!!!

On Saturday 25th August, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to bottom side Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

After a delayed start due to rain, the match was reduced to 47 overs per side.

Kenilworth asked the home side Griff and Coton to bat first, two early wickets for Johnny Mortlock had the home side on the back foot, the home side were unable to get on top of the visitors bowling, only number six Lawlor with 45 not out had any answer to the Kenilworth bowling. Griff finished on 131 for 6 from their forty seven overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Johnny Mortlock with a miserly 2 for 2 from six overs, Chris Beach 2 for 38 from twelve overs and 1 for 29 from twelve overs from  Matt Casey.

Kenilworth lost opener Matt Casey in the second over, the visitors 0 for 1. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Dan Horner, but he fell for 16, the visitors now 22 for 2. Jono Sparks joined Horner now, together the pair got their side on track, both players looked confident at the crease, they were in fine form, punishing anything short or wide, together they went on to see their side home in the 30th over, putting on 113 unbroken together, Kenilworth finishing on 135 for 2 to win comfortably by eight wickets. Dan Horner unbeaten on 62, his innings with 8 x 4, Sparks unbeaten on 46. Lawlor and Stephens with a wicket apiece for Griff.

Kenilworth take 20 points, staying in a comfortable mid table position with three games to go.

 

 

Casey steadies the wobbling ship to see side to victory in low scoring affair

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

WIN!!

On Saturday 18th August Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Birmingham outfit Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Weoley Hill chose to bat first and probably wished they hadn’t. After a steady opening stand, as openers Traford and Smith put on 37 for the first wicket, Traford making 19 and Smith making 17, but from 57 for 2, the visitors collapsed, 66 for 7 became 87 all out in just 31 overs, just the openers making double figures. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Beach with 4 for 20 from ten tidy overs, Theo Mannion with 3 for 8 and 3 for 19 for Tom Skinner as they caused havoc.

However, Kenilworth had a poor start in their reply, 4 for 1, then to 13 for 3 and 27 for 4. A partnership of 39 between Matt Casey and Jono Sparks for the fifth wicket, Sparks falling for 19, Kenilworth 66 for 5. Casey went on to see his side home with 42 not out, the home side ending on 89 for 6 in the 41st over to win by four wickets as Tom Anscombe 6* hit the winning runs to give the side relief after they had wobbled chasing the low score. Heneghan taking 3 for 18 from twelve overs for Weoley Hill.
Kenilworth take the full 24 points.