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Seconds run out of overs to win

2nd XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 7th July, Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Due to the England football, the match had an early start and was reduced to forty overs each. The home side won the toss and chose to bat first, openers Ramachanken and Vemna put on 36 for the first wicket, Ramachanken was caught by Sam Leach for 30, Seifas added 30 with Vemna before he was caught by Matt Dadswell for 17, the home side 66 for 2, that became 106 for 3 when skipper Charlie Stranks had Jhass caught and bowled for 17. Stranks was to take three more quick wickets, the home side in trouble at 118 for 7, but Smith played a key innings for his side, making a fine 65 not out, along with Jamil with 24 not out, put on exactly 100 together for the eighth wicket, as Blossomfield ended on 218 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks 4 for 53, Ryan Bull, playing his first game of the season, 2 for 53, both off nine overs added to a run out from Sam Leach.

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Dan Horner and Pete Huxford looked to make a solid start, but Horner fell for 1 and Huxford for 13, and the visitors further slipped to 30 for 2. A partnership of 61 between the in form Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and Ben Maney took the score to 91 when Maney was bowled for a brisk 35. Mark Stranks joined Sorrell, another solid stand, these two added 66 together before Stranks was out for 27, Kenilworth 157 for 4. Sorrell fell for another well played fifty, out for 67 (8 x 4), the visitors 181 for 5. Skipper Charlie Stranks fell for 9, as Kenilworth just ran out of overs, Sam Leach 11 not out and Theo Mannion 6 not out, the visitors just short of victory, ending on 201 for 7 from their forty overs. For Blossomfield, Smith took 2 for 44. Kenilworth take 11 points for a losing draw. 

Second’s joy

2nd XI v. Barby

 

Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Barby on Saturday 30th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Acting Kenilworth captain Charlie Stranks asked the home side to bat first after winning the toss. Joey Poole and Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, although not giving many runs away, were unable to make an early breakthrough, as the home side’s openers, Dury and C. Bramley put on a solid 88 for the first wicket together, Dury falling for 48. J. Bramley joined his brother, these two putting on 36 for the second wicket, C. Bramley falling one short of fifty, out for 49, when Ben Maney ran Outhwaite out for 28, the home side were 194 for 4, Franks with a brisk 49 not out saw his side post a decent 220 for 5 from their fifty over allocation. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were seamer Jack Howard with 2 for 24 from seven overs and 2 for 34 for the spin of Chris Beach from twelve tidy overs.

After the tea interval, the visitors openers Joey Poole and Jack Howard set about the task of chasing down the 221 to win. They made a quick start in no time the pair added fifty together, they put on 71in twelve overs when Howard was out for 30. Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Poole, Sorrell was out for 11, adding 31 with Poole, Kenilworth now 102 for 2. Next man in Ben Maney made a brisk 29, including a massive six down the ground, the visitors well placed at 156 for 3 after 24 overs. Michael Watts, playing his first game of the season, joined opener Poole, adding 18 together when Poole was dismissed for a brilliant 74(13 x 4 and 1 x 6), Kenilworth now 174 for 4, skipper Charlie Stranks fell for 6, now 182 for 5, a sixth wicket fell on 217, but Watts with a composed innings of 37 not out saw his side home, Kenilworth finishing on 221 for 6 in the 44th over, winning by four wickets and six overs to spare, for Barby, J. Bramley had a solid game, taking 4 for 45.

Kenilworth take 20 points for a fine team performance.

Side posts 308 as Barclay hits 85 and Casey 62 but Griff hang on

2nd XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

 

On Saturday 23rd June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Griff and Coton for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Skipper Matt Casey chose to bat first in glorious conditions on a belting pitch. Openers Mark Stranks and David Barclay made a very positive start, the pair putting on 62 in ten overs for the first wicket, Stranks the first wicket to fall, making 29. Barclay was joined by Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and these two really got the score moving, a combination of boundaries and good running saw the pair add 103 together for the second wicket, Sorrell out for 40. A third wicket for the visitors, Kenilworth now 185 for 3. Then Skipper Matt Casey joined Barclay, the pair adding 39, Barclay falling with the score on 224,after making his best score for Kenilworth of 85 that contained 8 x 4 & 1 x 6. Another wicket with the score on 224, but Casey was still there, Kenilworth’s sixth wicket fell on 241, Charlie Stranks (18) added 44 with Casey, now 285 for 7, Casey recorded his second fifty of the season, making a fine 62 (7 x 4), falling in the penultimate over. Kenilworth finished on 308 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. For Griff and Coton, Celvet with 3 for 44 and Laller 2 for 69 were the most successful bowlers.

Joey Poole made an early breakthrough for the home side, bowling Laller for 0, Griff 11 for 1. But opening bat Keshwala and Borne dug in for the visitors and began to build a solid partnership, the pair added 79, Borne out for 34 the visitors now 90 for 2. Rahman was run out for 4, Griff now 109 for 3.

Kenilworth kept chipping away at the visitors batting, but with overs running out and Griff holding on for the draw, with the score on 147 for 7, only a few overs remaining to force the win, another wicket in the last over, but Griff held on for the draw, finishing a long way short on 163 for 8 from their fifty overs. Keshwala made 60 for the visitors, for the home side Chris Beach with 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 10, Jack Howard 1 for 36 and Matt Casey 1 for 37 taking the bowling honours.

Kenilworth taking 17 points for the winning draw.

 

2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

Horner and Casey give a master batting display

2nd XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 9th June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Birmingham side Coleshill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and gave a superb all round performance that saw them victors.

The visitors won the toss and asked the home side to bat first, skipper Dan Horner and Ant Kerry opened the batting, the pair made a strong start to their sides innings, putting on 53 for the first wicket before Kerry was unfortunately run out for 12. Ben Whidbourne was dismissed cheaply, the home side now 69 for 2, this bought young George Baines to the crease, he and skipper Horner adding a further 59 for the third wicket, Kenilworth now 128 for 3, Baines caught for 16, Horner now bringing up his fifty.

The wicket of Baines bought Matt Casey to join his Captain, this is where the home side began to make Hay in the sunshine, both players starting to find plenty of gaps in the field, the boundaries were now flowing, in no time at all, Casey too had his maiden fifty, Horner too closing in too on personal milestone, Horner hitting a four to bring up his maiden hundred, a quite brilliant innings, by now the visitors heads were down, having no answer to Horner and Casey, Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 285 for 3 from their fifty overs. Horner ending unbeaten on a superb 126 (16 x 4) and Matt Casey also unbeaten, his 80 not out off only 62 balls with 11 x 4, including a series of cheeky reverse sweep strikes as the pair adding a superb stand of 157 unbroken for the fourth wicket off just 132 balls. For Coleshill Maguire took 2 for 65.

After the tea interval, Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Joey Poole and Matt Casey soon had the visitors batsmen walking back to the pavilion, Coleshill soon struggling on 9 for 2, Ali batting at number three made 31 and Maguire 33 batting at five, but the visitors lost wickets regularly, 40 for 3 then 71 for 5, 100 for 7, as spinning pair Chris Beach and Charlie Stranks also got amongst the wickets, Coleshill on the brink on 151 for 9, and soon after that in the 40th over, Coleshill all out for 153. Islah with 30 not out couldn’t save his side. Wickets shared for the home side, Joey Poole with 2 for 35 from eleven overs, Matt Casey 2 for 34 from eight, Chris Beach 2 for 23 from eleven overs, 2 for 21 for Charlie Stranks and a wicket for young seamer Max Howard with 1 for 11.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 132 runs, taking the maximum 24 points, on a day when Dan Horner and Matt Casey won’t forget.