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Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!

 

 

Sunday side ease to victory

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village

WIN!!

On a glorious Sunday 2nd September, Kenilworth travelled the short distance to Knowle Village in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Visiting skipper Geoff ‘birthday boy’ Edmunds won the toss and decided to bat first. Things didn’t start well for the visitors, losing Dan Horner in the first over for a single. Fellow opener Henry Curran was joined by the prolific Elliot Haynes Sorrell, the pair took the score to 49 when a mix left Sorrell run out by twenty two yards for 9, this bought Jorjeet Singh to join Curran, but Curran was soon on his way back to the pavilion, caught for 33, Kenilworth now 56 for 3. This bought Jono Sparks to the crease, Sparks hit a sparkling cover drive first ball for four, this continued for next 16 overs, as both Singh and Sparks found the ropes on many occasions, the pair put on a brisk 87 when Sparks mistimed a drive and was caught for an eye catching 71 (11 x 4 & 1 x 6). 177 for 4 became 179 for 5 when Jorjeet Singh was out for 39. Further quick runs in the last few overs, Max Howard with 28, Darius Potten Ravenshad 17 and Matt Dadswell with 10, Tom Skinner hit the last ball of the innings for a huge six over mid wicket, Kenilworth posting a very decent 250 for 8 from their forty overs. S. Newman and Young taking two wickets each for the village.

After the tea interval, the home side looked to chase down the visitors total, but Kenilworth’s opening bowler Matt Dadswell had other ideas, a caught and bowled in the first over, clean bowled in his second and a catch via the safe hands of Haynes Sorrell, Young, Holmes and Krish all back in the pavilion, Village 31 for 3 off eight overs, young Matt Dadswell taking an impressive 3 for 14 from six tidy overs. Skipper Geoff Edmunds replaced Max Howard, he too was soon amongst the wickets, two wickets for Edmunds reducing the home side to 58 for 5. Young Louis Smithson replaced Edmunds, on his third over picked up his first senior wicket, having Tibbits caught by Geoff Edmunds at short mid wicket for 27. Tom Skinner took the wicket of S. Newman for 24 thanks to a smart boundary catch from Max Howard, Village on the ropes now at 106 for 7. Edmunds returned and snapped up two wickets straight away, 112 for 9. With one wicket needed, Edmunds gave Darius Potten Ravenshad the ball, it took three balls, Ravenshad taking the last wicket thanks to another catch from Max Howard.
Knowle Village all out for just 117 in the 28th over.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 4 for 11 off four overs, Matt Dadswell 3 for 14 off six overs, Louis Smithson 1 for 21 off three, Tom Skinner 1 for 39 off eight overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 2.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 133 runs, and take the full 24 points.

 

No play on a rainy day

Sunday XI v. Enville

No play

Sunday’s friendly match against Staffordshire side, Enville at our ground has been cancelled due to the rain that has set in for all day. Shame.

 

 

Joy for Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Harborne

WIN!!

On Sunday 19th August Kenilworth’s Sunday eleven hosted Birmingham Side Harborne in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Harborne to bat first. Opening bowlers Theo Mannion and Matthew Dadswell bowled a tidy opening spell, after ten overs Harborne were 33 for no wicket, when Tom Skinner replaced Matthew Dadswell at the Leek Wootton end, he had opener Powick caught by Geoff Hay for 14 in the fourteenth over, the visitors 47 for 1, Skinner struck again soon after, having the other opener S. Blackledge caught behind by Dan Horner for 24. Patel and Graham took the score to 89,when they both fell, Patel for 16 and Graham for 17, a wicket for Matthew Dadswell in his second spell and for skipper Geoff Edmunds, the visitors 89 for 4. Harborne were finding runs hard to come by, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight, after thirty overs Harborne were 91 for 4.
Four wickets fell in the last ten overs, Harborne finishing on 137 for 8 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 21 off seven overs, Theo Mannion 2 for 22 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 31 from eight overs and Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 29 from seven overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Geoff Hay looked to chase down the 138 to win. But Dan Horner fell early for 2, then next man in Henry Curran fell lbw, Kenilworth were 8 for 2. A stand of 46 between Geoff Hay and Elliott Haynes Sorrell got their side back on Track, until Hay was bowled for 20 by Wylde. George Baines joined Sorrell, Baines out for 18, Kenilworth 82 for 4. Sorrell was joined by Sam Leach now. Leach and Sorrell started to put bat to ball, putting on 49 together, Leach out lbw for a smart 31, the home side now need just seven to win. Sorrell fell the ball after reaching yet another 50, his innings having five fours. It was left to number eight Theo Mannion to hit the winning four with nearly five overs remaining, Kenilworth winning by four wickets, finishing on 141 for 6. Graham the best of the Harborne bowlers, taking 2 for 25 from eight overs.

Kenilworth take 20 points.

Long journey for no reward

Sunday XI v. Coomb’s Wood

 

LOSE!

On Sunday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Sunday side made the long trip to Coombs Wood for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture.

After a delayed start due to rain, the match was reduced to thirty overs per side. Coombs Wood were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Matt Casey both picked up an early wicket, reducing the home side to 20 for 2. Another wicket for Dadswell, having Abas caught for 20, Wood now 27 for 3. A stand of 61 in quick time between Whyte (49 not out) and Saeed (38) got their side back on track. After another rain delay, the players returned, except one who went shopping instead, for the last ten overs. Further wickets from Kenilworth kept the home side to 165 for 7 from thirty overs. The wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Prophet with 2 for 18, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 23 from six overs, Matt Casey 1 for 16 from five overs, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 22 from six and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 39 from six overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Jorjeet Singh put on 23 for the first wicket, Skipper Horner bowled by Cranage for 15, two more quick wickets for Cranage left the visitors in trouble at 29 for 3. When Singh was dismissed for 26, Kenilworth were 56 for 4, all the wickets to the left arm seam of Cranage. Whyte replaced Cranage, he soon got among the wickets, ripping out the rest of the visitors batting, only Potten-Ravenshad with 14 not out and Haynes Sorrell 12 made other double figure scores, Whyte taking an unbelievable 5 for 4 from five overs, Kenilworth all out for just 87 in the 23rd over . Coombs Wood the winners by 78 runs.