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The sole side to win at the weekend as bowlers defend a low total

3rd. XI v. Norton Lindsey




On Saturday the 18th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to Snitterfield CC to play Norton Lindsey 3rds for their Cotswold Hills league Division Six fixture and came away with the Club’s only win for its weekend’s efforts.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, and openers Andy Dadswell and Dan Roden, the pair put on 16 for the first wicket, Dadswell was caught off Hall for 6, next man in Gareth Knights was soon walking back to the pavilion, bowled for no score, visitors Kenilworth 16 for 2. Uma Shankar joined Roden, the pair began to repair their sides innings, Uma Shanker was finding the boundary ropes on a regular basis, the pair added 72 when Uma Shanker was bowled by Penrose for 37. Young Matt Dadswell followed for 1, Kenilworth now 89 for 4. Ed Smith made a quick 15, now 107 for 5, with overs running out, Siddiqui added a quick 10 on debut, as home Captain Hall taking three quick wickets for Norton, Kenilworth struggling on 123 for 8, Roden eventually out for a solid 24. Ninth wicket pair of Daniel Barrie 6 not out and Phil Hollingsworth with 12 not out got their side to 144 for 8 from their forty overs, with some smart batting, the for Norton Lindsey with the ball was skipper Martin Hall with a stunning 6 for 20 from nine overs.

Richardson and Thomas opened their side’s innings, looking to make a solid start for their side, Ed Smith and Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, but after both bowlers first spells went unrewarded, the home side making a solid start, skipper Geoff Edmunds replaced Smith and Dan Roden replaced Dadswell, but still no breakthrough, the home side passing fifty with relative ease. At the halfway point, the home side were 94 without loss, twenty overs and drinks , the home side in total control. Siddiqui replaced Roden, and struck straight away, bowling Thomas for 51, soon he inflicted the same fate on Richardson, out for 35. Daniel Barrie replaced Edmunds, although wicketless, Barrie bowled a tidy five overs. Ed Smith replaced Barrie, he too went wicketless, but bowled a superb spell of nine overs for just 18 runs, the home side were well placed at drinks, but tight bowling and fielding, now left the game in the balance, Dadswell replaced Smith, and struck twice in one over, bowling Maundrel for 3 and Penrose for 3, young Louis Smithson was introduced in the last few overs, bowling the dangerous Clarke for 7, the home side now needed 25 to win from the last four overs but Dadswell and Smithson bowled superbly, backed up in the field, so the last over, Norton needed 11 to win, Smithson the bowler, he and Kenilworth held their nerve, and the visitors snatched a five run win , Norton Lindsey finishing on 139 for 5 from their forty overs.

Bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Matt Dadswell with 2 for 30 from eight overs, Siddiqui with 2 for 11 from three and 1 for 11 from four tidy overs.

Fantastic result, superb team performance. Kenilworth taking 16 points for their brilliant efforts. Well done lads.



Visitors too strong as rain and hail interrupts match

3rd XI v. Overbury II




On Saturday 11th May, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted their first home game of the season at Harbury for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture against Overbury second team and came out second best as Overbury reached the reduced target in a rain affected game.

The visitors won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first, opening pair of Andy Dadswell and Uma Uma-Shanker strode to the crease, a solid start was key, but in the fifth over, Dadswell was caught for just 3, off the bowling of Sherbourne, Kenilworth 17 for 1. Vic Joshi joined Shanker, a partnership was taking shape, Shanker in particular looking in good touch, as he found the boundary on several occasions, but Joshi was bowled by Darling for 4 , the home side now 45 for 2. Gareth Knights was next man in , but he was caught off the bowling of Hayden for 1, Kenilworth 54 for 3 , young Joshi joined Shanker, but just when Shanker looked set for a big score, he was clean bowled by Darling for 42, Kenilworth 60 for 4. Ed Smith joined Joshi now, but he too was booked by Darling for 5, when Joshi junior fell to Darling for 2, Kenilworth were in deep trouble at 66 for 6. Youngster’s Dan Roden and Matt Dadswell then added 13, before Dadswell was dismissed by Darling for 11, Roden became Darlings sixth wicket, out for 1. When young Dan Barrie was out, bowled by Millard, Kenilworth were in serious danger of not reaching a Hundred, 82 for 9 when Skipper Geoff Edmunds joined young Louis Smithson, the pair had eight overs left, and together inched their way towards a batting point, Smithson was bowled off the penultimate ball of the innings for a gritty 7 , leaving skipper Edmunds on 7 not out, Kenilworth ending on 106 all out in 39.5 overs of their allotted Forty. For Overbury, Richard Darling took an unbelievable 6 for 22 from nine overs, as the players headed off for tea.

The visitors opener’s Turner and Hayden looked for a solid start in their reply, opening the bowling were Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell for Kenilworth, without alarm but two breaks for rain and hail, the visitors target was reduced to needing 85 to win off 32 overs. After the last interruption, Matt Dadswell had Turner brilliantly caught by young Joshi diving forward for 11, Overbury 27 for 1, his wicket brought Bramley to the crease, together the pair began to get their side closer to their target, Dan Roden replaced Ed Smith and skipper Edmunds replaced Dadswell, but the visitors continued to inch towards their target of 85, after putting on 52 together, Hayden was well caught and bowled by Dan Roden for 43, Overbury nearly home on 79 for 2. Young Dan Barrie replaced Edmunds, and bowled a tidy spell but it was left to Owen to hit the winning boundary, Overbury finishing on 85 for 2 in the 24th over, to win by eight wickets, taking 21 points. For Kenilworth, wickets for Matt Dadswell with 1 for 20 from six overs, and Dan Roden with 1 for 22 from six overs, Kenilworth taking just two points for their efforts.


Steady Alty sees the side home after team’s good bowling display

3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV



On Saturday the Kenilworth third team opened up their Cotswold Hills League Division Six campaign in winning style with an away game at Earlswood IV.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Earlswood to bat first, home side opening pair of Murphy and Rock looked to make a solid start for their side. Rock was bowled for 6 by the reliable Ed Smith, the home side 15 for 1, that became 21 for 2 when Murphy was caught by Joshi for 6 off the evergreen Pete Alty. Young Louis Smithson then removed Earle’s for 2 thanks to a catch from Ed Smith, the home side rocking on 26 for 3. Smithson then struck again, Earlswood 40 for 4. A stand of 30 between Smitten and Price took the home side to seventy, when Ant Kerry caught behind by Joshi for 23. That became 71 for 6 when Geoff Edmunds removed N. Smitten for 1, thanks to a catch by Ed Smith. Price and Fitzgerald then then started to rebuild their sides innings, putting on 51 for the seventh wicket, Ed Smith having Price bowled for a decent 44, another wicket for Ed Smith, and 31 not out, saw Earlswood finish on 145 for 8 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith with 3 for 38 from nine overs, Louis Smithson with 2 for 11 from four overs, Pete Alty 1 for 13 off nine tidy overs, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 26 off nine economical overs and 1 for 26 from six overs for Ant Kerry.

Ant Kerry and James Alty opened up for their side, but lost Kerry early for 2, caught off Williams with the score on 21. Iman joined Alty, but fell without scoring, Kenilworth now 28 for 2. Ed Smith fell early for 4, Kenilworth in a spot of bother on 47 for 3, Alty needed a partner to help steady the innings, keeper Joshi was in good form, the pair took the score to 95 when Alty fell just short of a deserved fifty, falling for 47, two more wickets fell with the score on 95, Joshi for 20 and Louis Smithson with no score, Kenilworth 95 for 6, Smitten doing the damage. Knott and Hollingsworth both making 8 , but Pete Alty held his nerve, ending 21 not out, alongside Dave Knights, saw their side home on 146 for 8 in the 33rd over. Three wickets each for Smitten and Williams for Earlswood, but Kenilworth run out winners by two wickets, and start their season in fine style, collecting 17 points.


Saturday 3rd. XI League fixtures for 2019 season

Saturday 3rd. XI – 2019 League Fixtures

The fixtures for the Saturday 3rd. XI League fixtures have been published and can be found on the following link:

The side will be playing in Division 6 of the Cotswold Hills Cricket League.