Too few runs to defend

Reports - Lose

2nd XI v. Barby

 

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Second Team travelled to Barby for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth got off to bad start, losing both openers with the score on twelve, but number three Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and number four James Alty began to recover their sides innings, the pair batting sensibly together, Alty was dismissed for 24, the pair added 77 for the third wicket, but Alty’s wicket sparked a collapse for the visitors, Haynes-Sorrell top scoring with 46, but at 104 for 6 they slumped to 113 for 8 and finally were all out for 127 in the 49th over.

For Barby, Knobs took an impressive 4 for 21 from twelve overs.

The home side made a solid start to their reply, openers Craven and Joe putting on 47 for the first wicket, Craven making a solid 30 for his side.

Spin twin elders Chris Beach with 2 for 21 from eleven overs and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took 1 for 34 off ten overs bowled well for the visitors, the pair keeping the home side’s reply in check, but Knobs was to have a fine game for his side, adding an unbeaten 33 to his four wickets earlier in the day. There was a wicket too for KCC’ s young Will Machin, 1 for 11. Catches for Sam Leach, Ben Maney and James Alty supported the bowlers well in the field, but Barby were to run out winners on the day by six wickets, finishing on 128 for 4 in the thirty eighth over.

Kenilworth finish their season at Attleborough on Saturday 9th.

Hay makes hay in final League Game of the season

Reports - Lose

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.

 

7 valuable points in defeat

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s First Team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their important Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win/lose fixture.

The home side decided to bat first, as opening bat Sciras began to get the scoreboard moving, making a solid 41 for the home side. There were further decent contributions from Satterthwaite and Thompson with 30, kept their side’s decent start going.

Solid cameos down the order, and 41 extras, including 29 wides, got Blossomfield to a very decent 241 all out in the last of their fifty overs. The visitors bowlers gave everything in the cause, with left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh taking 4 for 42 from 9.3 overs, seamer Steve Rhodes 2 for 50 from ten overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from ten tidy overs, 1 for 43 for Charlie Stranks and Matt Casey with 1 for 41 from nine overs. Keeper Tom Booker took two catches and one smart stumping behind the wickets.

Kenilworth didn’t have a great start to their reply, losing two quick wickets, slipping to 19 for 2, two more wickets were soon to follow, leaving the visitors in danger at 39 for 4.

The top order making starts, with Jorjeet Singh with 22, Pete Magafas 21 and Tom Booker with 29 batting at number six, but with no one going on to make that telling score, Kenilworth needed a partnership to get themselves back into the game.

At 94 for 7, the visitors were staring defeat in the face, but Steve Rhodes and young Matt Casey began to fight back, the pair putting on 62 for the eighth wicket, but when Rhodes fell for 42 and Casey for 21, the game was up, Darius Potten-Ravenshad made an unbeaten 15 at number ten, but Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 191 in the last over.

Solihull Blossomfield winning by 50 runs.

Despite losing, the side picked up 7 crucial points to give them a bit more breathing space from the drop into Division 2 with only 2 more win/lose games of the season remaining. They are 31 points ahead of relegation threatened, Ambleside, with just 40 points available in the last two matches for both sides.

 

Seconds hang on

Reports - losing draw

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s Second Team hosted Weoley Hill seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a hot and sun drenched day, visitors Weoley Hill opted to bat first, opening pair Grant and McConvey made a slow but steady start to their sides innings, the pair going on to put on 98 for the first wicket in twenty nine overs, Grant making 32 and McConvey 51.

Batting at five, Procter began to accelerate his sides innings, he played an aggressive innings, before he was bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 58, Smith added 30 not out, Weoley Hill posting 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wickets takers for the hosts were, Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 40 from twelve overs and young seamer Max Howard with 3 for 42 from seven overs, Dan Horner affecting two smart stumpings behind the wickets.

After a well earned tea, Kenilworth’s opening pair Nathan Chant (19) and Dan Horner (12) put on 33 for the first wicket in fourteen overs, but from 33 for 0, Kenilworth slumped to 49 for 4. Young Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard at the crease, the pair batted sensibly together, putting on 35 for the sixth wicket before Dadswell was bowled for a fine 25.

The only other double figure scores were Ben Maney with 11 and Max Howard with ten, as Kenilworth limped to 118 for 7 from their fifty overs, as they held out for the losing draw.

For the visitors, Rogers bowled well, taking. 3 for 19. The side have two remaining fixtures and look assured of a mid table finish.

 

Sunday joy continues

Reports - Win

Sunday XI v. Enville

On a glorious sunny Sunday 27th August, Kenilworth hosted Worcestershire side, Enville, in a forty overs a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Choosing to bat first, visitors Enville were soon in trouble, as opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Matt Casey struck an early blow each, reducing the visitors to 11 for 2 by the sixth over. Opener Craven made a solid 30 for Enville, but they were unable to make any real impact on the home side’s bowling, slipping further in trouble at 64 for 4 and then 75 for 6. Number eight Sutton made 27 before he was held by Danny Boneham, one of three smart catches he took in the game.

Howells with 21 making the only other score of note for the visitors as  Enville were bowled all out in the fortieth over for 157.

Wickets shared were around for Kenilworth with Matt Dadswell taking 2 for 25 from six overs, Charlie Stranks also with 2 for 25, Matt Casey 1 for 13, Chris Prophet 1 for 12, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 20 off eight tidy overs and 13 year old Will Machin with 1 for 26 off five overs.

After the sides returned from tea, the Kenilworth openers Nathan Chant with 12 and Matt Casey with 21 put on 59 for the first wicket, aided by several extras.

When they were dismissed, Chris Prophet hit a breezy 38, but it was left to Danny Boneham with a patient 24 not out and all rounder Charlie Stranks with 14 not out to see their side home with eleven overs to spare, Kenilworth finishing on 158 for 4, winning by six wickets. For visitors Enville, Parfit bowled well, as he took 3 for 31 from eight overs.

Kenilworth’s fine Sunday season continues under the stewardship of captain Dan Horner.

A series of photographs of the day’s match have been posted onto the Kenilworth Cricket Club’s Facebook ‘Group’ on Social Media thanks to Anthony ‘Bagpuss-Paparazzi’ Kerry and can be seen by clicking on the below link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108869749133589/

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Enjoy the sight of the farmer’s field before it disappears forever with the impending  housing development to be built on it. Treasure those views!