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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.



Solid performance sees the 2nds. win

2nd. XI v. Oakfield & Rowlands




On 20th. July, the Club’s 2nd. XI hosted Rugby outfit Oakfield & Rowlands in their win/lose format Division 8 match in the Warwickshire County Cricket League at our Warwick Road Ground and achieved a 6 wicket win that sees them move into 4th. spot in the Division.

Home skipper Dan Horner won the toss and asked Oakfield to bat first, Randall and Hobbs opened up the innings for the visitors, together the pair made a strong start, punishing anything off line, Randall in particular was in aggressive mode, the added fifty stand in the first ten overs, but with the score on 74, Hobbs was bowled by the spin of Sam Leach, Hobbs out for 15. Armstrong was the next man in, but he didn’t last long, caught by Mark Stranks for 1, Oakfield now 89 for 2. Number four French was Randall’s next partner, the pair looked comfortable until Randall was bowled by the spin of Danny Boneham, Randall making a fine 82 for his side. The visitors well placed on 135 for 3.
Charlie Stranks replaced Leach, and immediately had French caught by Nathan Chant for 24, now 136 for 4, Cluly soon followed, lbw to Boneham for 2, Oakfield now starting to lose wickets, 140 for 5, soon became 142 for 6, Hilliard caught by Chant off Charlie Stranks for 11, Clarke was next man to fall, bowled by Boneham for 3, 145 for 7, as the visitors were losing wickets regularly. Sam Leach was back into the attack, and soon back in the wickets, having Addison caught by Boneham for 9, Oakfield 156 for 9 when Chris Beech ran out Shah for 4, Leach bowled number eleven Smith for 3, Oakfield were all out for 166 in 47 overs. For Kenilworth, Sam Leach taking 4 for 24 from 8.2 overs, Danny Boneham with 3 for 25 from nine overs and two wickets for Charlie Stranks, 2 for 30 from nine overs.

After the tea interval the Kenilworth Openers Dan Horner and Mark Stranks looked to make a strong start for their side, the pair putting on 44 for the first wicket when Mark Stranks was run out by Smith for 11, Horner was joined at the crease by David Barclay, both men looked assured, Barclay was in good touch, so too Horner, but when the home side had reached 58, skipper Horner was caught off the bowling of Hilliard for a solid 34. Next man in Nathan Chant had made 4 when he was also caught off the bowling of Hilliard, Kenilworth with a slight wobble on 62 for 3. Barclay was steadfast, and along with Danny Boneham, the pair were in determined mood, Boneham was starting to find the bowling to his liking, the pair were to go on and add a fifty run partnership together, Barclay and Boneham passed 25 each, with the target down to 30 needed, Boneham was caught off French for a decent 29, the pair adding 74 for the fourth wicket. Charlie Stranks, batting at five decided to get his side quickly to their target, he and Barclay ensured Kenilworth reached the required runs with no further loss of wicket, and in the 37th over, Stranks hit the winning run, Stranks ending 20 not out, Barclay also unbeaten, ending 42 not out, Kenilworth finished on 168 for 4, winning by six wickets and plenty of overs remaining. For Oakfield, Hilliard taking two wickets. Kenilworth back to winning ways, taking 20 points.



One run better than the 1’s but still the same result.

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal




The 2nd. XI travelled to Solihull Municipal on Saturday 13th. July for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 win/lose fixture and were skittled out for 95 as the hosts eased to a 7 wicket win with many overs to spare, in a day to forget for the side.

Municipal won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner were the men the visitors had at the crease first, but lost the inform Stranks early, bowled by Mahmood for 3, Kenilworth 6 for 1. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Horner, the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, taking the score to 40 when Ravenshad was caught off the bowling of Goodyer for 12, Kenilworth 40 for 2. Nathan Chant now with Horner, again the pair looked to put on a decent partnership together, they had put on 31 when Chant was caught off the bowling of Stanley for 21, Kenilworth 71 for 3. Next man in Ben Maney didn’t stay long, also caught off the bowling of Stanley, out for 1, and Kenilworth struggling on 73 for 4. When next man in Charlie Stranks was run out for 2, Kenilworth were in big trouble on 75 for 5, then skipper Horner was caught off Goodyer for a solid 35, the visitors 77 for 6, this soon became 77 for 7, Sam Leach also caught off Goodyer, the same bowling and Fielding combination accounted for Will Thompson for 6, now 85 for 8. When Drew Vyas was bowled by Kervaski for 1, it was 85 for 9. Number ten Skinner had made 6 when he was last man out, caught off Kavaski, leaving Chris Beech not out 1, and Kenilworth all out for just 95 in 43 overs. Goodyer and Stanley taking three wickets each for Municipal.

After the tea interval, the home side looked to chase down the under par total Kenilworth posted, Openers Clements and Gorton made a solid start for their side both players eased into double figures against a accurate spin attack from Kenilworth, but neither player untroubled, as the pair added nearly fifty together when Kenilworth struck, Clements caught by Nathan Chant off the bowling of Sam Leach, for 20, his opening partner fell soon after, caught by Sam Leach off the bowling of Darius Potten-Ravenshad for a solid 30. Number three Muckler made 10, but he too was caught by Sam Leach, this time off the bowling of Chris Beech, but Municipal were nearly at their target, Singleton with 6 not out and Johnson with 10 not out saw their side home, finishing on 96 for 3, winning by 7 wickets in only 21.3 overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Chris Beech with 1 for 34 off ten tidy overs, Sam Leach with 26 from 4.3 overs and a wicket for Darius Potten-Ravenshad, 1 for 12 from three overs, as Kenilworth suffered a rare heavy defeat.


Kenilworth 95-10 (1 point) (44 overs) lose to Solihull Municipal 96-3 (20 points) (21.3 overs) by 7 wickets.