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Thirds lose out in their local derby

3rd XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV

Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to neighbours Kenilworth Wardens for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 12th May.

Asked to bat first, Wardens made a fast start, with skipper Casey and his partner Reid,  on 60 for the first wicket in only eight overs before Casey fell to catch behind by Andy Dadswell off seamer Pete Alty for 38. His wicket only inspired the home side, number three Johnson smashing the visitors bowling to all parts. The introduction of young seamer James Sparks slowed the scoring down, and he claimed the wicket of Reid for 41, and went on to claim the wicket of Johnson thanks to a fine catch from Ben Maney on the long on boundary, but not before the batsmen smashed a fine century, falling for 106. There were late runs from Sam Johnson with 47 not out saw the Warden’s finish on an imposing 311 for 4 from their forty five overs. Wicket takers for the visitors were James Sparks with 2 for 33 from six tidy overs, Pete Alty 1 for 67 from eight overs and a run involving Matt Dadswell and Andy Dadswell.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker set about the task of chasing down the huge target, but visitors Kenilworth were soon in dire trouble, slipping to 29 for 3 then 39 for 5.  Skipper Sam Leach joined Ben Maney at the crease, a much needed partnership was now desperately needed, the set about putting bat to ball, both players played aggressive cricket shots, mixed with a solid defence, with rain now starting to fall, both batsmen made batting look easy, Maney fell to a sharp catch behind off his glove for 47, falling just short of a deserved fifty, the pair putting a superb 115 for the sixth wicket. Leach went on to record his fifty soon after, he kept playing his shots before falling in the last over for a personal best score of 88, his innings containing 13 x 4’s.
Kenilworth finished just short of full batting points on 199 for 9 off their forty five overs. Mills with 3 for 31 off ten overs and Johnson 2 for 7 taking the bowling honours for the Wardens, as the home side ran out winners by 112 runs. Kenilworth take six points for their efforts.

The scorecard is on CHL Play Cricket.

http://cotswoldhillsleague.play-cricket.com/website/results/3529731

In brief, Kenilworth Wardens 311-4 (Stuart Johnson 107, James Sparks 2-33) Kenilworth 199-9 (Sam Leach 88, Ben Maney 47)

The 3rd’s lost by 112 runs.

Wardens 21 points, Kenilworth 6 points

Sparks’ hat trick sets up win after Curran’s fine knock

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth opened their Cotswold Hills League Division Six campaign with home fixture against Lapworth 2nds at their Harbury ground on a glorious Saturday 5th May.

Put into bat, openers Shanker and Kerry strode to the crease, but Kenilworth slumped early on (10 for 2) against a disciplined Lapworth bowling, two more wickets falling cheaply, left the home side in trouble at 36 for 4.
Charlie Stranks with 12, put on 40 with number three Henry Curran, the home side found scoring runs hard, after 30 overs Kenilworth were 95 for 6, but with Curran still at the crease with a fine fifty to his name, the side needed to push on to post a competitive total from their forty five overs, Curran was eighth wicket down in the fortieth over, he made a very fine 75, his innings containing 12 x 4’s. Kenilworth were all out for 130 in the 42nd over. Carter with an amazing 3 for 7 off ten accurate overs and Seeley with 5 for 18, taking the last four wickets, doing the damage with the ball for Lapworth.

Skipper Sam Leach and Ian Baker shared the new ball for Kenilworth, but the Lapworth openers Faber and Marsden put on a steady opening partnership, the pair putting on 58 for the first wicket, first change saw spinner Charlie Stranks making the breakthrough, bowling Faber for 16, a second wicket for Stranks had Lapworth 64 for 2. Seamer Jono Sparks replaced Baker from the road end, he soon had the ball swinging, Sparks struck twice to leave Lapworth 94 for 5, but it was his seventh over that was to turn the game on it’s head, fourth ball clean bowling the batsman, next ball a catch for Stranks at mid off, before clean bowling number number nine Carter with the last ball to complete a brilliant hat trick and a five wicket haul, Lapworth now 97 for 8. Pratt who came in at number four, was still there, watching the wickets falling at the other end. Henry Curran replaced Stranks, 3 for 42 off ten overs, when Curran having number ten Melia stumped by Andy Dadswell, Lapworth were 104 for 9 still 26 away, Pratt had his number eleven with him now, the pair got their side to 121 for 9, Matt Dadswell replaced Sparks (5 for 18) off ten brilliant overs, Dadswell kept Pratt off strike, now with Ian Baker replacing Curran ( 1 for 15) off four overs, had the visitors number eleven to bowl at, his second ball clean bowling the batsmen, Lapworth all out for 122, Pratt finished unbeaten on 34, Marsden earlier making 34.

Kenilworth winning by just eight runs, what a great game of cricket, played in excellent spirit by both teams.

This was  a day young Jono Sparks won’t forget with his hat trick and five wickets, also Henry Curran with a fine 75, a catch and wicket, well played lads, on a day where Kenilworth and cricket were the winners.

 

Kenilworth 130-10 beat   Lapworth 122-10 by 8 runs

Hay makes hay in final League Game of the season

3rd XI v. Chipping Campden II

 

On a glorious sunny Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Third travelled to play Chipping Campden for their final game of the season in the Cotswold Hills League Division 6.

Asked to bat first, visitors Kenilworth lost a wicket in the sixth over, number three Andy Dadswell joined Geoff Hay, the pair went on to add forty runs together, before Dadswell was dismissed for 18 and  after two wickets in two balls, the visitors were in trouble at 58 for 4 but this bought young debutant Theo Mannion to the crease. He and Hay began to build what was to become an outstanding partnership of 90 between the pair.

Mannion batted with a huge amount of maturity, before he fell looking to get the scoreboard moving for a very fine innings of 42.

Geoff Hay kept going and accelerated his and the sides innings brilliantly. With three balls remaining of his sides innings, he hit the last of his seventeen fours to bring up a brilliant century, Hay finishing on 103 not out, Kenilworth posting 183 for 5 from their forty five overs.

For Camden, Parsons bowled well to take 3 for 31 from his ten overs.

After a delicious tea, the players returned for the final half of the season, the reliable Ed Smith and young Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, and Dadswell struck two early blows in his second over, clean bowing numbers two and three in two balls, to reduce Chipping Camden to 12 for 2.

This bought John to crease, he and opener Postins began to consolidate their sides innings, Captain Andy Kennell tried several options, two fine over spells from young Theo Mannion, who bowled a lovely line and length, finishing with an impressive 28 off his ten over allocation.

But Postins, after surviving an early chance at slip, together with John began to take the game away from Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell ran John out for a fine 73 from the boundary, with the home side left needing 40 off last ten overs and only three wickets down, they looked favourites. A wicket for Nick Moore, to a sharp catch behind from George Baines, the light fading and a dew falling, the game was still in the balance, but Postins stood firm to see his side home with a calm 46 not out, Chipping Campden finishing on 187 for 4 with 2.5 overs remaining, the home side winning by six wickets. KCC’s Matthew Dadswell took  2 for 30 off ten overs and Nick Moore 1 for 31 off 9.1 overs.

After a slow start to the season, the thirds rounded off their season by finishing in sixth place, winning eight and losing seven of their fifteen league fixtures, well played all.

Special thanks to Hannah Edmunds for providing teas for the sides home fixtures at Harbury RFC and  also to all the other unsung heroes throughout the season, with out all this we wouldn’t be able to play the great game of cricket.

Roll on season 2018.

 

Cricket played in the right spirit

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

On Saturday 26th August, Kenilworth’s Third team, containing several youngsters making their debuts in Senior cricket travelled to Lapworth for a forty overs a side friendly.

The home side batted first and openers Carter and Carr put on a solid 67 for the first wicket in fourteen overs before seamer Indy Matharu took the first wicket, as he induced a catch behind, he followed this with a caught and bowled next ball, There was another wicket for Matharu in his second spell gave him excellent figures of 3 for 23 from seven tidy overs.

Skipper for the day Andy Kennell gave opportunity to the side’s young seam bowlers, and Kieran Shanker was rewarded with a debut first senior wicket  with 1 for 28 off six good overs. Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were fellow youngster Will Machin with 1 for 58 from eight overs and 1 for 32 from veteran slow bowler Andy ‘Plod’ Smith from eight overs. There were catches for Andy Dadswell, Matt Dadswell, Indy Matharu and one, much even to the surprise of his team mates, by Andy Smith at mid wicket that restricted Lapworth to 240 for 6 from their forty overs. The home side were given a late boost, as Marsden with 46 not out and Hann making an unbeaten 25, after earlier Carr made a fine 50 and Carter with 33, as the players went off for a well deserved tea.

Kenilworth began their reply with opening pair Matt Dadswell and Uma Shanker, the pair putting on 37 for the first wicket in thirteen overs, before Dadswell was bowled for a solid 17, Shanker was to follow for 15. The side slipped to 41 for 4, as home bowler Seeley bowled eight overs through, taking 3 for 23. Young all rounder Will Machin, batting at six, was to hold firm and he batted for 22 overs, finishing on 28 not out. His fellow juniors did themselves proud tasting adult cricket for the first time and were encouraged to enjoy the experience and have some batting practice in the middle, in front of proud parents and family. Kenilworth who were never a threat to reach the set target finished on to 103 for 6 from their forty overs.

The home side using eight bowlers, in game played in a brilliant way, on a day when the spirit of cricket was in full evidence, and the Kenilworth youngsters did themselves proud.

Lapworth take immense credit for the way they played the game, they were the deserved winners on the day by 137 runs , but all in all, cricket was the winner. Well done to both sides for playing the game in  the right way and for giving the youngsters a chance to enjoy their big day, which they did.

 

3rds have a restful weekend

3rd XI

There was no Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division 6 match for the 3rd XI on Saturday 19th. August due to an odd number of teams in their Division, meaning it was a blank weekend for the side as no friendly game could be arranged.