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Arden Sunday League debut. Side settle for losing draw.

Sunday XI v. Moseley

On Sunday 13th May, Kenilworth travelled to Birmingham side Moseley for their opening Arden Sunday League fixture.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first. Matt Dadswell opened the bowing with skipper Geoff Edmunds, but after a steady start, the Moseley openers Mamood and Din began to find the boundary, the visitors not helped by only having ten players, not ideal when you’re defending a big outfield, but they did a decent job.

The opening stand was broken by occasional seamer Danny Boneham, he had Din caught t the wicket by Dan Horner for 69 with the score on 103. Mamood was joined by Avery, these two were to put on 62 together before Boneham struck again, sending Avery’s middle stump flying for 36. Darius Potter Ravenshad had Mamood brilliantly caught by Danny Boneham on the long off boundary for 93, just after having a nasty facial injury attempting a similar catch. A quick fire 42 not out from home captain Nandra, including 24 off the last over, got Moseley to 276 for 5 from their forty over allocation. Potter Ravenshad with 2 for 44 off eight overs was the best of the Kenilworth bowling, wickets also for Boneham with 2 for 63 off eight overs and Geoff Edmunds 1 for 51 off eight overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham strode to the wicket, looking to start the chase, but when Edmunds and Boneham was dismissed early with the score on 16 for 2, the visitors task looked a tall order, and at 21 for 4, hopeless.

Darius Potter Ravenshad and Elliot Haynes Sorrell were now battening down the hatches, the losing draw the only option now. The pair putting on 55 before Haynes Sorrell was needlessly run out for 21. Andy Dadswell joined Potten Ravenshad, adding 26 before Dadswell was given lbw for 16. Form batsmen Sam Leach was his next partner, with no further alarms or wickets, Kenilworth batted out the remaining overs, finishing on 140 for 6 from their forty overs, Potten Ravenshad finished unbeaten on 43 and Leach unbeaten on 25. For Moseley, Jarman took 3 for 9 from seven overs, the most successful of the home bowling. Result being a losing draw for Kenilworth.

Moseley 276-5 Kenilworth 140-6

Sunday XI toil in the sun

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon, Kenilworth hosted frequent visitors Wanderers at their picturesque Warwick Road ground.
 
Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth found batting a difficult task, opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham struggled against a useful and accurate Wanderers attack. Boneham was first to fall with the score on eleven, Edmunds fell with the score on twenty eight. Elliott Haynes Sorrell put on 34 with Chris Prophet for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 31 off 46 balls. Batting was no easier with a change of bowling, further wickets fell, leaving the home side on 88 for 6 after 30 overs. Young all-rounder Will Machin joined Sorrell, the pair were to bat through to the end of their sides forty over allocation. The pair adding an unbeaten stand of 36 for the seventh wicket, but Kenilworth could only manage 124 for 6, Machin unbeaten on 10, but Haynes Sorrell completed his first home fifty in the last over, ending on exactly 50 not out, his innings including 2 x 4 and 1 x 6 off 76 balls. Spinners Kangsagara with 2 for 20 and Vala with 2  for 21 doing the damage with the ball for the visitors.
 
After the tea interval, Kenilworth took to the field looking to take early wickets, young Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling from the pavilion end, although only going for eight runs from his five over spell, he was unable to make any breakthrough. From the Leek Wootton end it was the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds, he also was bowling a tight line, he made the first breakthrough, having Tahir caught on the leg side boundary by Dave Edmunds for 11. Spinner Edmunds struck again, reducing the visitors to 34 for 2 thanks to a catch by Pete Magafas. Wood joined opener Sandu, together the pair put on a match winning partnership of 55 for the third wicket, Sandu was bowled by Matthew Dadswell, returning for his second spell from the pavilion end, Wanderers now 89 for 3. Overs from spinner Andy Smith and young seamer Will Machin were unable to make a breakthrough on the middle overs, occasional bowler Danny Boneham replaced Machin from the Leek Wootton end, he was claim his first wicket of the season in his second over, bowling Wood for 22. Khan replaced Wood, he played big shots from ball one, clearing the boundary four times on his way to 32 not out off only fourteen balls, as the visitors won with ten overs to spare, finishing on 125 for 4, Wanderers the winners by six wickets.
 
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 15 off eight tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 20 from seven overs and Danny Boneham 1 for 26 off 2.5 overs.

What a beautiful view on a beautiful day.

We are so lucky to be blessed with such a fine well maintained ground!

 

Image taken 6th May 2018 – Sunday XI v. Wanderers

No joy for the Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Houghton & Wyton

 

Kenilworth hosted their first Sunday match of the season on Sunday 22nd April, with Houghton and Wyton the visitors for a forty over a side friendly.

Home captain Sam Leach (yes again) opted to bat first for the first go at the Warwick Road ground of 2018.
Opening pair, Jorjeet Singh and the experienced Ant Kerry put on 33 for the first wicket, before Singh was bowled for 22, Kerry departed the same way soon after for 13, both batsmen being deceived by young spinner Purse, who finished with tidy figures of 3 for 22 off eight overs.

Young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell continued his good start to the new season, along with Danny Boneham, who made 19, the pair put on 38 for the third wicket, but from 94 for 3 after 22 overs, Kenilworth lost there way, slipping to 115 for 7 when Sorrell was out for 37. Eventually the home side were bowled out for just 128 in the 38th over of 40. Along with Purse taking three wickets, Wood also took three wickets, with 3 for 28.

Visitors Houghton and Wyton made a steady start to their reply as the home sides bowlers struggled to find the right lines and lengths.

When the skipper chose to see if spin could make any inroads into the visitors batting line up, that did the trick, as Jorjeet Singh struck the first blow, Singh finished with an economic 1 for 14 off his eight overs, he was replaced by fellow spinning all rounder Darius Potten-Ravenshad, he was quickly into action taking two quick wickets, having 2 for 24 off six overs. But opening bat Hudson stood firm for the visitors, along with the aggressive batting of Pagessi, who finished unbeaten on 39, despite being put down three times in the outfield, Hudson unbeaten on 28 not out, Houghton winning by seven wickets, ending on 129 for 3, reaching their target with ten overs to spare.

Kenilworth always struggled to contain the visitors after posting an under par score, but those that played over the weekend will have been pleased to get their seasons underway.

 

Wootton win in the wet

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 10th September, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Leek Wootton in forty overs a side friendly.

Wootton won the toss and decided to bat first as opening pair Couchman and Allinson made a solid start, putting on 57 for the first wicket in twelve overs before Couchman fell to safe hands of Danny Boneham for 25 off the bowling of Will Machin. Budd joined Allinson at the crease, the pair went in search of upping the run rate, Budd looked in ominous form before Matt Dadswell bowled him middle stump. Wootton went from 114 for 1 to 116 for 3, with Ryan Bull sending Garman’s middle stump cartwheeling, Allinson went on to make a fine 65 for the visitors, as he became the first of four bowled victims for the impressive Freddie Davies, including three wickets in one over, young Davies having figures of 4 for 31 off seven overs.

Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were Will Machin with 2 for 51 off eight overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 25 off his eight overs, Ryan Bull with 1 for 28 off seven overs and last but not least, keeper, batsman and now bowler Dan Horner, who took the last two wickets, 2.1 overs over, having figures of 2 for 3. Wootton all out for 184 after 38 overs.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start to their reply, losing a wicket second ball and with the score on 17 for 1, the players were forced off due a spell of heavy rain onto an outfield already pretty wet, the prospect of any more play looked remote.

Suddenly the rain stopped, the skies brightened and play began again, Kenilworth now had a reduced run chase of 158 needed off 34 overs, returning batsmen Tom Anscombe and Jono Sparks started brightly at the resumption of play, until Sparks fell for 19 and Anscombe clean bowled for 10, with the home side in trouble. Henry Curran began to rebuild Kenilworth’s innings, but he was running out of partners, as batsmen came and went. A cameo of 19 from Freddie Davies, including two sixes, revived the home side’s chances but when he fell, all hopes were left with Curran, with ten needed off two overs but only one wicket in hand Curran was stumped for a fine 66, an innings that came so close to winning the game for his side, his knock containing six fours.

Kenilworth all out for 147 after 32 overs, Couchman doing the damage in the middle order with a spell of 4 for 20 from seven overs, Garman chipped in with 3 for 30 for Leek Wootton, who were the winners by ten runs.

All in all, with a wet ground and a rain delay, both sides take credit for playing the game in difficult conditions.