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The day the IPL came to Dunlop!!!

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Dunlop  Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th May  and suffered a heavy 10 wicket defeat

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Put into bat, Kenilworth found scoring runs hard, openers Mark Stranks and Ant Kerry putting on 23 for the first wicket, Kerry making 13 and Stranks 16. The second wicket also falling with the score on 23, but two quick wickets falling left the visitors in trouble at 44 for 4 then 65 for 5. However, there was some promise as newbies all rounder David Barclay hit 32, Joey Poole 16 as the pair put putting on 39 for the sixth wicket, then a cameo of 19 not out from the returning George Boylin, got Kenilworth to 134 for 7 from their fifty over allocation. For Dunlop Stars, Ali with 3 for 47 from ten overs, Atta with 2 for 17 from twelve tight overs and 2 for 19 from nine overs for Hussain restricting the visitors.

After the tea interval, Dunlop Stars appeared to be in a hurry to finish the game in double quick time, opening pair Amir and Kasim plundered the Kenilworth bowling to all parts, fours and sixes in plentiful supply. Despite the efforts of the visitors efforts with the ball, they had no answer to the home sides batting, Dunlop winning easily by ten wickets, finishing on 138 for 0, getting the runs in only seventeen overs.

Amir making 71 not out and his partner Kasim 65 not out, Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts, the side will dust themselves off and go again next week. 

 

Seconds well beaten in the sun

2nd XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

Kenilworth 2nd team hosted visitors Solihull Blossomfield on a glorious Saturday 5th May for their Warwickshire Cricket Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat, Kenilworth lost an early wickets at 11 for 1, then 35 for 2. The home sides batting struggled to make any impact on the Blossomfield bowling attack, batting at number five, young George Bains making 15, before being run out. Further wickets left Kenilworth at 74 for 5, Matt Casey made 25, but only two batsmen made a double figure score. Kenilworth were indebted to Blossomfield for getting the score to 125 all out in the 46th over, with an unbelievable 54 extras in their total. Lunge with 4 for 17 and Kinman 2 for 27 doing the main damage for the visitors.

Blossmfield made a steady start in their reply, with the opening pair putting on 36 for the first wicket, the second wicket falling at 38, and at 45 for 3, Kenilworth appeared to be back in the game, but Wilson with 25, Seifas with 36 not out, together with Goolan 18 not out, saw their side to a six wicket win, finishing on 129 for 4 in the 40th over. There were wickets for spinner Chris Beach, who took a tidy 2 for 23 off ten overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds 1 for 11 and seamer Joe Poole 1 for 30. There was a catch each for Mark Stranks and Danny Boneham, but in the end, Kenilworth were well beaten, and collected just two points for their efforts.

KCC  125-10   (2 points) lost to  Solihull Blossomfield 129-4  (20 points) by 6 wickets

 

Rain wins

2nd XI v. Barby

The 2nd XI game at home against Barby today in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 has fallen victim to the weather.

Match cancelled.

Both sides get 4 points.

Cricket season is underway – the 2’s kick off with a win

2nd XI v. RMCC

 

Kenilworth got the 2018 cricket season underway on Saturday 21st April, as the second XI made the short trip to RMCC for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat, Kenilworth openers Danny Boneham and Uma Shanker made a steady start against a good RMCC attack, the pair putting on 38 for the first wicket, Boneham making 12 and Shanker 11, batting at three, Chris Prophet made 23, before Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and James Adamson put on 55 for fourth wicket, Adamson making 34 and Sorrell went on to make a fine 54, his innings having just the two fours.

Visitors Kenilworth finishing on a respectable 187 for 8 from their fifty overs. Suijaal with 3-47 and Khan with 2-19 being the most successful of RMCC bowling.

When the players returned from the tea interval, the opening Kenilworth bowlers Matt Casey and debutant Joe Poole soon found there line and length, both bowlers causing the home sides top order plenty of problems, as RMCC slipped to 34 for 4, Casey having fine figures of 2 for 23 off nine overs, Poole also having a good return off nine overs, with 2 for 28.

Skipper for the day Sam Leach introduced spin from both ends, the experience of Chris Beach and the youth of  18th birthday boy Tom Skinner, both bowlers had the home batsmen tied up in knots, as wickets fell at regular intervals, slipping to 59 for 6 and further in trouble at 101 for 8, a brief cameo at the end for RMCC, but the home side were dismissed for 129 in the 36th over, Beach finishing with 2 for 29 from nine overs, Beach also claimed two catches in the outfield, but it was birthday boy Tom Skinner who stole the plaudits with the ball for Kenilworth with 4 for 44 also free nine overs. Only Bedi with 27 making any real impact for the hosts.

Kenilworth starting the new season with a fine win by 59 runs, Kenilworth collecting the full 24 points for their efforts.

 

A wet end to the season

2nd XI v. Attleborough

The final Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 for the 2nd XI was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

4 points per side.

The side finished in 8th. spot in a Division of 12 teams, winning 8 of their matches during the League season.

Well done to all the players, those who Umpired, did the scoring, prepared the teas  and those ground staff behind the scenes getting the games on.

Thank you ALL!