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Rolled over at Rowlands

Kenilworth 2nd. XI v. Oakfield and Rowlands 1st. XI – WCCL South East Group C

 

Kenilworth 67-10 (39.2 overs) lost to Oakfield and Rowlands 1st. XI 68-3 (18 overs) by 7 wickets

 

The Kenilworth 2nds. struggled against a strong Oakfield and Rowlands side who had a super accurate bowling line up, and the side found runs very hard to come by. They could only limp to 67 all out in the 40th over as only Mark Stranks 17, youngsters Will Machin 12 and Shyaan Imam 10 reached double figures. The O & R home bowlers returned most economical and  frugal figures with Fernando taking 3-5 from his 9 overs, Randall 2-14 from 9 overs and Atkins 2-4 from his 7.2 overs with fine and very tight bowling displays.

Oakfield then took only 18 overs to knock off the runs as Randle made 34 and reached 68-3 with ease despite Machin taking 2-16 and Dan Roden 1-12 in a totally one sided match for the hosts.

 

A day to remember for young Dan despite side’s defeat.

2nd. XI v. Massey Ferguson II

 

Kenilworth II  106-10 (3 points) (43.2 overs) lost to Massey Ferguson II (20 points) (25.1 overs) by 4 wickets.  WCCL South East Group C League match.

 

Out of sorts with the bat, Kenilworth were no match for Massey Ferguson’s bowling attack as the side struggled throughout their innings and limped to 106-10 in the 43 rd. over despite the efforts of Charlie Stranks who made 25, Adam Huxford 19, Dan Roden 15 and Danny Boneham 14, as Brailsford took 3-32 and Kodi 2-14 for the hosts.

Massey then easily reached the target in the 26th. over after Chandra had made 50, Aslam 17 and Singh 15 with some 19 overs spare.

Yet, the highlight of the day for Kenilworth was leg spinner 15 year old, Dan Roden, taking a superb 5-25 off his 9 overs – his maiden 5 wicket haul in Senior cricket and claiming the match ball with fellow youngster James Sparks 1-21 taking the other wicket to fall whilst Tom Skinner held on to two outfield catches on a day to forget for the side but certainly one to remember for Roden. WELL DONE, DAN! The first of many, we hope!

Scorecard link on WCCL website:

https://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/results.php

 

 

Seconds lose

2nd. XI v. Standard 2’s

 

Kenilworth 182-6 (45 overs) lost to Standard 184-4 (35 overs) by 6  wickets

 

Despite a classy 78 from Mark Stranks who hit 9 boundaries, 26  from Adam Huxford and 13 from Will Sheehan their efforts were in vain as Standard easily reached 184-4 with 10 overs in hand. Sawbridge took 3-30, Leybourne 2-39 and Thornton 1-21 for the visitors as the Seconds posted 182-6 in their 45 overs.

Replying, Standard were in total control as Leybourne hit 67 and Keates 39 despite the best efforts of Sheehan who took 1-15, Christian Mortlock  1-16 and 1-27 from both Jack Howard and Tom Skinner as the side look for their first victory of the season.

 

Humbled at Hunningham

Kenilworth 2nds. v. Hunningham 1sts

 

Kenilworth 95-10 lost to Hunningham 97-2 by 8 wickets. Win/Lose match.

 

Hunningham 1sts. proved far too strong for the Kenilworth 2nds. as they ran out easy 8 wicket winners in the WCCL South East Group C mini-League match.

Kenilworth could only muster 95 in 36.2 overs and this was thanks in the main to skipper, Sam Leach, who hit 41 with 8 boundaries after Mark Stranks had earlier hit 13 but they were the only players to reach double figures. Munday took 3-10 from his fine and frugal 9 overs whilst there was a brace of wickets for Hunningham’s Canning, Sanghera and 2-5 from Bird in his 9 tight overs, whilst King picked up the other one to fall.

Hunningham easily reached the winning line and 97-2 inside 23 overs with Kenilworth’s spinner, Tom Skinner, picking up both wickets with 2-26 from his 9 overs.

 

Weoley Hill too strong for the 2’s

2nd  XI v. Weoley Hill

 

LOSE

 

The Seconds rounded off their 2019 season with defeat in the Warwickshire County Cricket League in their final Division 8 League match on Saturday 14th. September as they travelled to Weoley Hill.

Batting first, the side made steady progress with the top five all reaching double figures with Ben Maney top scoring with 26 , hitting 4 boundaries and Dave Gamble 20 (2 x 4). Maney had shared in a 38 run partnership with Will Machin who was run out for 14 with a direct hit as the pair tried to steal a quick single. Darius Potten-Ravenshad made 12 and fellow opener Dan Roden 13. The mid order did not add much and from 105-5 the side slumped to 111 all out losing their last 5 wickets for only 6 runs with the damage being caused by spinners Brown who took 4-24 and Cole with 3-10.

In reply, a strong Weoley Hill side strolled to an 8 wicket victory inside 27 overs as they chased down the target reaching 112-2 with ease as Appleby hit an unbeaten 63 and Crathawn 27 despite Gamble taking 1-25 from his spell and Dan Barrie 1-19 thanks to a fine catch in the deep by Tom Skinner from his first ball bowled.

A decent season for the side that introduced numerous younger players into senior cricket throughout the season.