Weoley Hill too strong for the 2’s

2nd  XI v. Weoley Hill

 

LOSE

 

The Seconds rounded off their 2019 season with defeat in the Warwickshire County Cricket League in their final Division 8 League match on Saturday 14th. September as they travelled to Weoley Hill.

Batting first, the side made steady progress with the top five all reaching double figures with Ben Maney top scoring with 26 , hitting 4 boundaries and Dave Gamble 20 (2 x 4). Maney had shared in a 38 run partnership with Will Machin who was run out for 14 with a direct hit as the pair tried to steal a quick single. Darius Potten-Ravenshad made 12 and fellow opener Dan Roden 13. The mid order did not add much and from 105-5 the side slumped to 111 all out losing their last 5 wickets for only 6 runs with the damage being caused by spinners Brown who took 4-24 and Cole with 3-10.

In reply, a strong Weoley Hill side strolled to an 8 wicket victory inside 27 overs as they chased down the target reaching 112-2 with ease as Appleby hit an unbeaten 63 and Crathawn 27 despite Gamble taking 1-25 from his spell and Dan Barrie 1-19 thanks to a fine catch in the deep by Tom Skinner from his first ball bowled.

A decent season for the side that introduced numerous younger players into senior cricket throughout the season.

 

Sunday XI sign off their season with a win

Sunday XI v. Harborne

 

WIN

 

On a glorious sunny Sunday 8th September, Kenilworth entertained Birmingham outfit Harborne for a forty over a side friendly. The final Sunday match of the 2019 season and Kenilworth the last over winners. 

Visitors Harborne won the toss and elected to bat first, Clarke and Bains the opening combination for Harborne, Matt Dadswell opened up for Kenilworth from the pavilion end, his opening partner young Daniel Barrie, and it was Barrie who struck with his second ball, having Bains caught at slip by Matt Casey for 4, the visitors 10 for 1. Dadswell then had number 3 there Feraz caught at gully by Dan Horner, the visitors struggling on 14 for 2 in the 5th over. Another wicket from Barrie, Fahid caught by Tom Skinner at cover for 1, 20 for 3. Archer and Clarke then went on to put a partnership together, Keiran Umashanker replaced Dadswell, Tom Skinner replaced Barrie, and Umashanker struck in his third over, bowling Archer for 13, Clarke had Scott with him now, but after a tidy spell from Umashanker, Christian Russ replaced him, and struck in his second over, Clarke caught by Dan Horner for a decent 33.

Scott was very watchful early on, Matt Casey bought himself on from the bottom end, and soon had new man in Hamza caught behind by George Baines for no score, the visitors struggling on 60 for 6 after twenty overs. Furcan and Scott had to try and get their side to a score, Scott started to be more positive as the overs ticked by, he and Furcam took the score past the hundred, but with overs running out, Scott started to find the rope, and going to a very solid fifty, Furcam was well run out by Matt Casey, as the visitors looked for runs at the end of their innings, Russ bowled Lyttle in the penultimate over for 4, and Scott fell lbw to Matt Casey to what was the final ball, Scott making 58. Harborne making 159 for 9 from their forty overs. For Kenilworth, Matt Casey taking 2 for 21 from eight tidy overs, Daniel Barrie with a smart 2 for 24 from six overs, Russ 2 for 33 from eight overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 28 from eight overs and a wicket for Keiran Umashanker with 1 for 18 off four, as the players headed off for tea.

Dan Horner and Elliot Haynes-Sorrell opened up the home sides reply but lost Horner early, lbw to Willcox for 2, Kenilworth 14 for 1 in the 4th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Haynes-Sorrell, Potten-Ravenshad looked positive from his first ball, the pair took the score to 40 when Haynes Sorrell was bowled by Hamza for 10, 40 for 2 in the twelfth over.  Young Shayan Imam joined Potten-Ravenshad, but he fell lbw to Faizan for 2, Kenilworth in a spot of bother on 52 for 3 in the 19th over. The in form George Baines was along side Potten-Ravenshad, he fell lbw to Scott for a decent 31, the home side 63 for 4 in the 20th over. Skipper Matt Casey and Baines then started to get their side back on top, both batsmen ran well together and put the bad ball to the ropes, going on to add a fine fifty partnership together, putting on a match winning partnership of 76 in just fourteen overs, on 139 Casey was well caught off the returning Willcox for a solid 32. Keiran Umashanker was next in, but was bowled by Lyttle for 3, Matt Dadswell followed the same way for 2, Kenilworth 152 for 7 in the 37th over, Willcox bowled a maiden to Baines, Kenilworth needing 8 from two overs, fours byes in the 39th over, as Tom Skinner was now with Baines, Kenilworth were left with needing two runs to win from the last over, Willcox to Baines, two dot balls to start the over, but the third ball was sent to the square leg boundary for the winning runs, Kenilworth ending on 162 for 7, winning by three wickets and three balls to spare. Baines ending 36 not out. Lyttle and Willcox bowling well for Harborne, taking two wickets each, a fine way to close the Sunday season for Kenilworth, well played lads.

Special mention for Harborne, a good game of cricket, played with a great attitude.

 

 

Players’ Awards Night 2019

Season 2019 Playing Awards

 

The Annual Playing Awards for the 2019 season were presented to the recipients by the Club Chairman, Geoff Edmunds, on Saturday 7th. September.

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR –  CONNOR SHINGLER

 

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Colts Cup – DAN RODEN

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Pratt Cup – MATT CASEY

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – The Umpires Cup – GEORGE BAINES 

 

2nd. XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MARK STRANKS

 

3rd XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR – UMA UMASHANKER

 

CENTURION TIES – for their maiden Club Centuries – were presented to CHARLES LAMPRECHT and GEORGE BAINES

 

Bowled out with 8 balls left but survival chances increased

1st. XI v. Four Oaks Saints

 

LOSE

 

The First XI travelled to Four Oaks Saints on Saturday 7th. September in their penultimate Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 1 fixture of the season and despite losing the match and being bowled out with 8 balls left, increased their chances of survival in the Division by picking up more points than the bottom two placed sides with their future decided in next weekend’s League finale when they play fellow relegation contenders Kings Heath.

On winning the toss, Four Oaks Saints opted to bat first and after being 27-2, Van Dyk 61 and Hipkiss 30 shared in a solid partnership before Zaman with 50 not out helped the side to reach 210-9 despite a solid bowling and fielding performance by the Kenilworth side. Charlie Stranks span his way to 3-43 from his 12 overs, whilst openers Sunny Ahmed took 2-43 from his 12 and Matt Casey 1-28 from 6 overs. Connor Shingler chipped in with 1-48 from his 12 overs and there was a wicket for occasional bowler and skipper, Pete Magafas as he took 1-36 with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall.

In reply, the Kenilworth innings could not have got off to a worse start as they lost 2 wickets in the first over, leaving them on 6-2. However, Magafas remained firm and with the fit again Dave Edmunds remained together until the 21st. over as the pair put on 88 together for the third wicket.  Magafas made 53, hitting 7 boundaries whilst Edmunds posted 42 hitting  a six and 5 x 4 in his knock. Ahmed then chipped in 23 (3 x 4) and Jono Sparks, at number 9, hit 24 (4 x 4) but after he was out the tail fell away and from being 159-7 with 4 overs of the match left the side were unable to hang on and were bowled out for 163 with only 8 balls left to face as Khatkar 4-29, Hasan 3-45 and Zaman 2-28 took the Four Oaks bowling plaudits and gain the side a 47 run win.

However, Kenilworth picked up 6 crucial points to take them to 174 points to consolidate their 10th. placed position and give them further breathing space with a 22 point buffer between them and Kings Heath on 152 points and Water Orton on 151 points as the drop looms in next week’s final matches of League season where a maximum of 24 points can be gained.

Most fittingly, in the circumstances, the League places go to the wire and it will be a relegation decider as the side host Kings Heath who need the win to survive and leapfrog Kenilworth whilst they just need to avoid defeat or to pick up 3 points.

https://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

Next week’s game – Kenilworth v. Kings Heath. The Relegation Survival decider in the FINAL LEAGUE MATCH of the season.

Let’s roar the side on and see them perform. Show your support.

Be there next week!! 12 noon start at home.

 

 

Seconds come first thanks to Stranks and the spinning trio!

2nd. XI v. Water Orton

 

WIN

 

The Seconds hosted Water Orton at our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 7th. September in their penultimate Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 match of the season and ended up 49 run winners as Mark Stranks hit a half century before the spinners ripped through the visitors line up with all wickets falling to them.

They batted first with the reliable Stranks opening and remaining there for 37 overs as he cautiously held firm to make 54 hitting 4 boundaries and shared in a 4th wicket 60 run partnership with youngster Will Machin who made a solid 26 also hitting 4 boundaries. Danny Boneham made 11 but the trio were the only batsmen to reach double figures as the middle order struggled. However, the side managed to post 161-9 as Dabbs took 3-30, Moynihan 3-37 and Ibrahim 2-25 for the visitors.

Water Orton started carefully and solidly in reply not losing their first two wickets until the 16th over with the score on 38 when the wily and ever reliable Geoff Edmunds made the breakthrough. Opener Harding made 39 until he fell to Edmunds who went on to take a superb 4-10 from 12 frugal overs. Sam Leach then span his way to 4-36 to remove the mid order. The Water Orton tail wagged as Moynihan in the number 9 berth made 27 before he fell to the third spinner Tom Skinner who also took the final wicket and claim 2-19 to give the 2nds a 49 run win, as the visitors were bowled out for 112. Dan Roden and Danny Boneham took a catch whilst Joshi a stumping in the side’s win that sees them move into 7th. spot with a game left.