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Elliott and Charlie put on an unbeaten 124 run partnership to secure win

Sunday XI v. Harborne II

On Sunday 1st July, Kenilworth’s Sunday were on their travels again, this time to Birmingham outfit Harborne CC for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture.

The home side won the toss, and naturally on a hot and sultry day chose to bat first. The Kenilworth bowling opening pair of Ian Baker and Matt Casey got some early pace and bounce, and Baker struck in the third over, having A. Khalil caught behind by skipper Dan (Ben) Horner for 0, Harborne 4 for 1. Robinson joined Blackedge for Harborne and these two looked to get their side going and the pair added 92 together, before the left handed Blackedge fell to a juggling catch behind by Dan Horner for a well made 59. The next wicket quickly followed, number four Milak fell to another catch behind by Horner, this time off the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds for 0 but young H. Khalil joined Robinson, and the young batsman showed great technique and skill, as the pair got their side to 195 when Robinson finally fell to sharp stumping off the impressive Will Machin for a very well played 88. Lyttle joined young Khalil, the two batsmen ending unbeaten, Khalil on 44 and Lyttle on 22, Harborne finishing on 236 for 4 off their forty overs.

For Kenilworth the wickets were shared between four bowlers, Will Machin with 1 for 23 off five overs, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 27 from eight overs, Ian Baker 1 for 37 off seven overs and 1 for 53 off six overs for Sam Leach. There were three catches and a stumping for skipper Dan Horner.

After the players returned to action after tea, Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start in their sides chase of 237. Both batsmen got early boundaries away, putting on 48 together in seven overs before Dadswell was bowled for 18. Matt Casey joined his captain at the crease, but went cheaply to a catch behind Lyttle for 1, Kenilworth 53 for 2. The in form Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, the pair added a quick 57 together when Horner was unfortunately run out for 47, Kenilworth now well placed on 110 for 3 after 19 overs. Kas Wickramasinghe came and went for 2 to a sharp catch at mid wicket. Now 116 for 4 after 21 overs. Now Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, looking to build on the partnership the pair had last Sunday, and soon enough both players got in their stride, brilliant running and plenty of boundaries flowed from both players bats, after thirty overs needed 55 to win, the visitors on 182 for 4, Sorrell was the first player to reach fifty, runs were flowing, the score quickly passed 200, then Stranks to passed fifty for the second Sunday running, the visitors were cruising and got to their target with four overs left, Sorrell unbeaten on 75, his innings containing (12 x 4 and 1 x 6) and Stranks unbeaten on 53 (7 x 4), their second partnership of over a hundred together in successive Sundays, putting on 124. For Harborne Lyttle took 2 for 57. Kenilworth finishing on 240 for 4 to win by six wickets. Kenilworth’s first outright win in the Sunday League in 2018 and the side collects 24 points.

 

Elliott hits maiden century but side is outdone by the Bloss skipper

Sunday XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Sunday 24th June, Kenilworth’s Sunday side travelled to play Solihull Blossomfield for their Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture that had been reduced to 35 overs  side due to England’s match in the World Cup. Despite the side’s eventual  loss, the day will be remembered for a superb maiden century from young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and his 155 run unbroken 5th. wicket partnership with Charlie Stranks 63*.

Visiting captain Dan Horner won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell put on 16 when Dadswell was out for 3, this bought Elliott Haynes-Sorrell to join the skipper, but Horner was caught behind for a breezy 20, Kenilworth now 42 for 2. A third wicket fell, Ben Maney bowled for 5, the visitors now 53 for 3. The in form Matt Casey joined Sorrell, but Casey also fell cheaply, dismissed for 11, now Kenilworth needed a partnership at 77 for 4.

Young Sorrell was joined by all rounder Charlie Stranks, both players started to find plenty of gaps in the field, both batsmen were running well between the wickets, Sorrell was in fine form, bringing up his fifty on the 24th over, the hundred partnership was the next landmark, now along with brilliant running, plenty of fours too, Charlie Stranks bought his own half century, in stifling heat, the level of running was unbelievable, the 200 came up, four overs of the thirty five allocation to go, Sorrell was now in the eighties, as the last over was bowled, Sorrell was closing in on a century, and with two balls to go, Sorrell scampered through for a quite brilliant maiden hundred, he finished on 101 not out (11 x 4), and the pair put on an unbroken stand of 155 for the fifth wicket, Stranks unbeaten on 63 (8 x 4). Thanks to Sorrell and Stranks, Kenilworth posted a very decent 232 for 4 from their thirty five overs. For Blossomfield, Stanway took 2 for 25.

The home side’s openers looked to try and chase down the visitors total, but lost early wickets, losing two wickets with the score on 15, first thanks to a smart run out from Ben Maney, then Matt Dadswell bowled Nunnington first ball, Dadswell struck again in his next over, having Long caught by Tom Skinner for nine, Blossomfield now in trouble at 24 for 3. Wilson was still looking to be positive despite the fall of wickets, together with new man Ramachandra, the pair looked to get their side back in the game. After the opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Matt Casey bowled a good opening spell, spin was introduced from both ends, as Tom Skinner and Charlie Stranks were introduced, Wilson and Ramachandran were starting to cut loose, Wilson looked in imperious form, he past fifty in quick time, the visitors kept plugging away, but the home pair kept finding the boundary on a regular basis. Skipper Horner tried several bowling changes, Ramachandran bought up his fifty next, Wilson was closing in on a century, as the partners went past 150, Wilson did bring up his hundred, soon after he did his partner Ramachandran was caught and bowled by Sam Leach, bowling spin, for a fine 81, Blossomfield now 200 for 4. 32 were needed off the last four overs, but Wilson smashed 18 off the 33rd over, his side almost there, Blossomfield got the required runs on the next over, finishing on 236 for 4, winning by six wickets and ten balls to spare. The Blossomfield captain truly played a fantastic innings, ending 127 not out. For Kenilworth Matt Dadswell took 2 for 40 from his seven overs and Sam Leach 1 for 31 from six overs.

On a day where each side had a centurion and a half century, its a day Elliot Haynes Sorrell won’t forget with his maiden hundred, despite the side losing.

One loss, one win in T20 day.

Arden Sunday League T20 day

 

The Sunday XI had an entertaining day at Birmingham League Knowle & Dorridge’s ground as they participated in a triangular round of T20 matches between them, K & D and Midland Lankans in the Arden Sunday Cricket League T20 competition.

Underdogs, the Sunday XI lost against K & D but ended the day with a very good win over the Midland Lankans.

Sunday XI v. Knowle & Dorridge

K & D batted first and reached a very stiff 209-8 from their 20 overs as opener Janjua hit a blistering 111 as he and fellow opener, Murrow, 32 put on 131 for the 1st. wicket, the side’s only scores of note. The Kenilworth bowlers settled down into a good rhythm once the pair were out and wickets started to fall with Darius Potten-Ravenshad picking up 3-30 from his 4 overs and fellow spinner Jorjeet Singh 3-35 from his. There was a wicket a piece for Pat Howard and Henry Curran, whilst keeper Tom Booker took 3 catches behind the stumps.

Undaunted with the K & D total, the Kenilworth batsmen stayed positive throughout their innings as Chris Prophet and Booker put on 86 for the 1st wicket. After Prophet departed for 31, Booker continued on his way to a fine half century making 59 before he fell. However, K &D remained on top but Pat Howard was in dangerous form. However, in the last over the side needed 29 and this proved too much. Howard hit 3 sixes and ended the day unbeaten on 55 but his efforts were in vain as the Kenilworth side ended on 200-6 to lose by 9 runs.

 

Sunday XI v. Midland Lankans

In their second match of the day, the Sunday XI restricted Midland Lankans to 115-9 in their 20 over allocation as the side’s bowlers were on top throughout the innings. Only Joy at 8 made any contribution of note as he made 28 not out for the Lankans. Good bowling saw Steve Rhodes take 2-28, Matt Casey 2-14, Charlie Stranks 2-18, Potten-Ravenshad 2-13 and Henry Curran 1-23.

Booker then led the Kenilworth side to victory as they reached 117-5 in 18.1 overs to cap off a fine day for him as he hit his second half century of the day making a fine 67 not out. Curran chipped in with 16 and Prophet 12 in the side’s win as Lankans’ Saliya and Pasan both took 2-23 each and Arsha 1-19 to cap off a good and positive day for the Sunday XI.

First Sunday League Winning Draw for the Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village

On a glorious sunny Sunday 10th June, Kenilworth hosted Knowle Village in Arden Sunday League  and achieved their first winning draw of their campaign in their inaugural season in the League.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and elected to have a bat. Openers Pat Howard and Jorjeet Singh strode to the crease looking for a strong start for their side. With the score on 18, Singh chipped a one to mid on and was caught for three off the bowing of Keddie, this bought Elliot Haynes Sorrell to join Howard, the pair adding 32, before Howard was bowled by Hough for 29. Sorrell got off the mark with two cuts for four from successive balls off Keddie, the hero of the day before, Dan Horner was the new man at the crease, looking to back up his unbeaten hundred, unfortunately he skied one for just six, Hough picking up his second wicket, Kenilworth now 63 for 3. Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Sorrell got their side to drinks at twenty overs with the score on 92 for 3. Ravenshad in particular was looking in aggressive touch, but his partner Haynes Sorrell was adjudged lbw to Hough again, for 31 with the score on 104 for 4. Young Theo Mannion was the next man in, he looked in good order until being caught for 7, the home side now 133 for 5. Ravenshad looked like he would get his first club fifty, but fell short, making a solid 41, now 146 for 6 after 29 overs.

A partnership of 43 between Max Howard and Sam Leach for the seventh wicket, before youngest Howard was out for 14, Leach soon followed for a breezy 22, Matt Dadswell was bowled by Keddie for 4, leaving Kenilworth 199 for 9 in the 39th over of 40. Skipper Edmunds 7 not out and tail ender Andy Dadswell 4 not out saw their side to 206 for 9 at end of innings. Keddie with 4 for 39 off 8 overs and Hough with 3 for 13 also off 8 overs, the star bowlers for Village.

After a delightful tea, play resuming with Matt Dadswell opening the bowling from the pavilion end, a tidy maiden to start, Sam Leach given the second over from the Leek Wootton end, Dadswell struck an early blow, a smart catch at mid off from Max Howard, Knowle 12 for 1. A stand of 44 between Collard and Hollies took the score to 56, Theo Mannion knocking back Collards off stump for 14, Mannion replacing Dadswell. Three more quick wickets left the visitors 81 for 5, the home side now on top, via two in two ball from skipper Geoff Edmunds. A second wicket for Mannion and two for the reliable Potten-Ravenshad left the visitors on 104 for 8, and with the visitors skipper unable to bat due to an injury in the field, Kenilworth had eight overs to claim the last wicket, despite a couple of run out possibilities, McGee batting at 4 (30 no) and last man Keddie 3 no held firm for the losing draw. Knowle ending on 117 for 8. Wickets were shared for the home side, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 11 off 5 overs, Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 16 off 7, Theo Mannion 2 for 20 off 6, Matt Dadswell 1 for 13 off 8 tidy overs and Max Howard with 1 for 22 off 8.

Kenilworth with the winning draw take 17 points.

Hat trick of catches by Howard who then bats the side to safety with Dadswell after Machin’s 4-fer

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 3rd June, Kenilworth were on their travels to Birmingham to play Olton & WW in the Arden Sunday league Division Three fixture. Both sides also immaculately observed one minute’s silence in honour of former first team captain, Neil Goodman, on the first anniversary of his death.

Olton chose to bat first and Kenilworth’s young seam attack of Matt Dadswell and Max Howard kept the Olton opening pair quiet, after nine overs, they were 9 for 0. The openers had reached thirty when Will Machin, who had replaced Dadswell, had Arshad caught by Max Howard for 9,  then accounted for fellow opener Miar in the same fashion, again caught by Max Howard at mid off for 15, Olton now 46 for 2, then with next ball Machin trapped the next man first ball lbw, the hat trick ball was kept out though, as young Machin was on fire, a fourth wicket for him left the home side on 50 for 4, that became 50 for 5 when Darius Potten Ravenshad picked up an lbw in the next over.

Spinner Charlie Stranks replaced Machin, he too picked up a wicket via another catch by Max Howard, this time on the boundary. Stranks got a second, thanks to a smart catch by Dave Edmunds, Olton now 137 for 7 with two overs remaining of their forty.

Trying to field the ball off the last ball of the home side’s allocation, Danny Boneham suffered a bad shoulder injury, and after medical help he was taken by ambulance to the local hospital, meaning he would be unable to bat. Olton finishing on 148 for 7. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Will Machin 4 for 26 off seven overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 26 off seven overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 34 off eight overs, Griffin with 38 not out and Rogers Collen 26 the best of the home sides batting.

With one less batsman, Kenilworth went out looking to win their first Sunday game of the season, openers Dave Edmunds and Pat Howard opened up, and began the reply in positive fashion, after four overs the visitors were 35 for no loss, but both openers fell with the score on 35, Howard first for 15 and Edmunds for 11. Theo Mannion and Elliott Haynes Sorrell added 21 for the third wicket, before Mannion was bowled for 5, Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, both looking in good touch before Stranks fell lbw for 16 Kenilworth now 81 for 4, Sorrell was also out lbw for 20, now 84 for 5, now Dan Horner and Darius Potten Ravenshad had the task of getting their side home, but some tight bowling kept the visitors in check, Ravenshad fell to Collen for 6 and Horner was stumped for 16, the visitors struggling on 111 for 7 with overs running out, when Will Machin was out with the score of 113 for 8, last man Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard, as the opening bowlers had five overs to block to get the losing draw, the pair managed this with no alarms, the visitors ending on 115 for 8 from their forty overs to achieve a draw. For Olton, Stoykovski 2 for 14 and Suresh with 2 for 26 restricting the Kenilworth batsmen, on a day that will be remembered for Danny Boneham’s unfortunate injury, we hope he recovers soon.

Players from both Kenilworth and Olton & WW observing a minute’s silence in memory of Neil Goodman on the first anniversary of his death. Thank you Olton for participating in it. It meant a lot to Kenilworth CC.