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Young guns keep on firing!

U-17’s v. Exhall & Wickford U-17’s

Kenilworth’s U17 side hosted their Exhall & Wixford counterparts on a sunny Tuesday 15th August evening in their Cotswold Hills U-17 Cricket League fixture.

Home skipper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell opted to bat first and opening batsmen Nathan Chant along with Max Howard made a careful start to their side’s innings but after Howard was dismissed for 19, captain Haynes-Sorrell strode to the crease and he soon set about increasing the tempo. He and Chant got the score to 90 before Haynes-Sorrell was caught for a hard hitting 47, his innings containing two big sixes. Chant went on to finish 30 not out, and along with Will Machin, Kenilworth finished on 116 for 2 from their 15 eight ball overs.

The Exhall reply had an early set back, as seamer Ryan Bull struck with a wicket in his second over, together with a tidy three over spell at the other end, the home side restricted the visitors to only twenty in the first five overs.

Opener and captain Ward and along with McAdam, the pair started to get Exhall & Wickford back in the game but Jack Markgraf removed McAdam for 29. A wicket next ball put the home side back on track, followed by a wicket too for his brother Sam Markgraf (1 for 13) and another for Jack Markgraf who had excellent figures of 3 for 12.

With Exhall needing 27 off the last over, even with the best efforts of Ward (38), Bull bowling him with the final ball 2 for 23 from his three overs, the visitors ended on 108 for 6 from their 15 overs. Kenilworth winning an entertaining game by 8 runs, the U-17 side keeping their 100% record going.


U17’s make it two out of two

U17’s v. Exhall & Wixford

Kenilworth’s U17 side travelled to Exhall and Wixford on Tuesday 25th. July  for their second Cotswold Hills Under 17 League evening game.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first and openers Jono Sparks and Nathan Chant made a cautious start but the pair were soon in their stride.  Chant, in particular, began to find the boundary and he hit two huge sixes before being run out for an aggressive innings of 49. Captain Sparks went on to record his fifty before he retired on 51 not out, his innings included 8 x 4, as the opening pair put on their second hundred (105) opening stand in this competition.

There were cameos from Freddie Davies with 15 and Matt Casey 11 as they got the side to a very decent 159 for 4 from their 15 eight ball overs. McAdam with 1 for 21 off three overs was the best of the home side’s bowling.

Early wickets came for opening bowler Matt Casey as he struck with two in two balls in his second over, to take 2 for 8 from his two overs. First change down the hill, Matt Dadswell struck with a wicket in each of his two overs, he too taking 2 for 8 off two overs. There was a wicket with his first ball for Sam Markgraf (1 for 7) off two overs, whilst his brother Jack was also among the wickets, taking 2 for 30 from three overs. There was also a wicket for 13 year old James Sparks, following his impressive display in the field and he was rewarded with 1 for 15 off two tidy overs. Keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell took two smart stumpings as Kenilworth restricted the home side to just 85 for 8 from their fifteen overs, only Morrow with 25 and McAdam with 20 making any impact on an impressive visiting bowling and fielding display.

Kenilworth were worthy winners by 74 runs, two wins from two so far.


Under 17’s glorious

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Max Howard leads U15’s to victory with bat and ball.

U15’s v. Offenham

Kenilworth’s U15 side drove through the rain to play Offenham away on Tuesday 12th. July.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, and after a slow start opening pair captain Max Howard and Jack Markgraf soon got the scoreboard moving after eight overs, Howard went on to make a fine 52 not out and retired, including 7 x 4 and 2 x 6, Markgraf with 27 not out and Josh East with 12 not out saw Kenilworth finish on 95 for 0 from their 16 overs.

Offenham made a steady start, opening bowler Matthew Dadswell took the first wicket, finishing with 1 for 11 off four overs, Bailey with a fine 41 kept his side in touch, but Josh East 2 for 6 and a three wicket burst in one over (3 for 2) from on song Max Howard swung the game Kenilworth’s way, as the home side finished on 84 for 6 from their 16 overs. Kenilworth the winners by 11 runs. Well played the U15’s this season, especially captain Howard who led by example throughout.

U-15’s win again

U-15’s v. Bidford on Avon U-15’s

On Thursday 7th July, Kenilworth’s Under 15’s hosted Bidford on Avon Under 15’s.

Kenilworth batted first, but lost a wicket in the first over, then slipped to 30 for 4, before captain Max Howard made 37 but  a mix up saw him run out. There was  some good hitting from Josh East who made  a fine 29 not out  as Kenilworth made 113 for 5, with Lamb taking 3 for 10 for Bidford.

Visitors Bidford lost a wicket first ball of their reply. Matt Dadswell went onto take 2 for 22 from four overs for Kenilworth but Bidford’s all rounder , Lamb kept them firmly in the game with a fine innings of 49 kept  but wickets fell to Josh East 1 for 5,  Max Howard 1 for 12 and Jack Markgraf 1 for 14, as Bidford finished on 101 for 6 from their 16 overs, as Kenilworth ran out winners by 12 runs.