Side can not hang on to prevent Khalsa from winning

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

LOSE!!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Leamington Khalsa for their last home Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture of the season which turned into smiles for the visitors as they bowled out a chasing Kenilworth.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Khalsa to bat first, Jono Sparks took two early wickets via catches from Peter Huxford and Tom Anscombe, the visitors 35 for 2. Number three Krishna then started to take the game to the home side, together with Harry when the fourth wicket fell, these two started to take the game away from the home side, Harry fell for 88, but Kreshna fell just short of his hundred, ending 95 not out. Khalsa finished on 253 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jono Sparks with 2 for 35 from nine overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 69 from twelve overs and 1 for 42 for spinner Andy Smith from eleven overs, whose first 9 over spell went for only 22 and was very unlucky not to have picked up more wickets.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket in their reply, Skipper Dan Horner out for 6, Kenilworth 11 for 1. Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Matt Casey, together the pair started to get their side back on track, the pair putting on 62 for second wicket, Casey falling for a solid 31, Sorrell fell for 41, falling just short of a thousand runs for the season, Kenilworth 105 for 3. Useful innings from Jono Sparks with 24, Nathan Chant 14 and an eye catching and hard hitting 36 from number six Ben Maney, kept their side in touch. But from 173 for 5, the home side slipped to 174 for 8, now the draw looked the best option for Kenilworth, a stand of 27 between Tom Skinner (18) and Tom Anscombe took their side to 48th over until Skinner was caught for 18. Number eleven Andy Smith strode to the crease, but was adjudged lbw second ball, Kenilworth all out for 201 at the end of the 48th over and to leave a battling Anscombe stranded on 6 not out.

For Khalsa Jespal, Rajgul and Harry all taking two wickets in a match played in good spirit. Khalsa the winners by 52 runs. Kenilworth take six points.

 

Thirds win their last of the season and deny the visitors promotion

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

WIN !!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted promotion hopefuls Winchcombe for their last Cotswold Hills League Division 6 fixture of the season.

Winchcombe were put into to bat first and Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Ed Smith bowled superbly, young Dadswell struck first via a smart catch from skipper Sam Leach at gully, the visitors 10 for 1, that became 12 for 2 thanks to smart thinking from Ant Kerry, running out the other opener after a failed lbw appeal caught the non striker napping. Smith opened his account, Winchcombe 14 for 3, another wicket for Dadswell thanks to another smart grab, this time from Geoff Hay, the visitors 21 for 4. After both bowlers finished their first spells, both bowling a miserly seven overs each, the visitors 21 for 4. Dave Gamble replaced Smith and Geoff Edmunds replaced Dadswell, the tight bowling continued, both bowling maidens first up, then Edmunds struck, bowling the visitors skipper, choosing to leave a ball that went on to hit his leg stump, now 21 for 5 after 17overs.

Winchcombe rallied, taking the score to 55 before Edmunds struck again, another catch for Geoff Hay. Number nine Howe with 21 and number ten Thomas with 21 not out got their side to 95 all out in 43 overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with an unbelievable 3 for 4 off ten overs with 7 maidens, Ed Smith with 2 for 15 off ten very tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 24 off ten overs with 4 maidens, Dave Gamble with 1 for 24 off ten overs, although could easily have had four or five wickets and young James Sparks, taking 1 for 6 off two overs, taking the last wicket with a lovely in swinger.

Kenilworth lost Ant Kerry early, the home side 4 for 1, when Geoff Hay fell lbw for 10, Kenilworth were in a spot of bother on 12 for 2 but young Will Machin and number four James Adamson rallied, putting on 32 together for the third wicket, Adamson out for 17, now 44 for 3. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 20 before Dadswell was lbw for 16, now 64 for 4. Machin was bowled for 12, Kenilworth 76 for 5, twenty needed and plenty of overs left.

With skipper Sam Leach and Ed Smith at the crease, the home side cruised home in the 28th over, fittingly it the skipper Sam Leach who hit the winning four, ending 14 not out, Ed Smith 16 not out, Kenilworth 98 for 5, winning by five wickets.

For Winchcombe Andrew taking 2 for 28. Kenilworth ended a frustrating season with a fine all round team performance, denying the visitors promotion too. Kenilworth take 19 points, ending with six wins from their campaign.

 

Match reports for Saturday

Reports will be posted on Sunday at some stage

 

Saturday’s match reports will be posted on Sunday.

 

However, in brief:

 

1st XI  – WIN 

They move into second place with one match remaining for the final day runners up spot in the Division next Saturday but anyone of three sides can achieve it  – the others being Highway Spartans and Fillongley – the latter that the  1st XI side beat today. Going to be nervy. Side will take on Nether Whitacre in last match!

 

2nd XI – LOSE

The side post just over 200 chasing but fall short against Leamington Khalsa after their sterling efforts.

 

3rd XI – WIN

The 3rds end their season with a win but relegation is confirmed to Division 7 of the Cotswold Hills Cricket League but deny opponents Winchcombe promotion to Division 5 as a result.

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1sts scrape home by their fingernails to record 2nd win of the weekend

1st XI v. Studley

BANK HOLIDAY LEAGUE MATCH – 27.08.2018

WIN !!!!

The 1st XI nearly disastrously threw victory away after earlier bowling Studley out for 132 in their 50 overs a side Bank Holiday Monday Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 clash at the Warwick Road Ground on 27th August.

The side had seemingly been coasting with ease to the target as Tom Booker made 53 (6 x 4) as he shared in a 44 run 5th wicket partnership with young Henry Curran that had taken the side from 66-4 to 110-5.

However, after Booker departed the side wobbled to 124-6 with only 9 runs needed, then two wickets fell with the score on 127 and then to 131-9 with two runs still required, losing the last 4 wickets for 7 runs as Studley’s Jack Williams ran through the tail to set in some panic with a fine 4-9 off 4 overs with the last 3 batsmen out for nought. However, Curran had remained steadfast to hit a composed unbeaten 32 (4 x 4) and it was a wide that gave Kenilworth victory by the narrowest of margins in the 40th over of their innings much to the side’s relief. Rhodes chipped in with 2-23 and a wicket each for Regan and Moore for Studley.

Studley had had Williams who hit 68 earlier to thank for reaching their score as Taylor with 16 was their next highest score. Curran had taken 3-36, Jorjeet Singh 2-16 off 8 overs, Steve Rhodes 2-22. There was a wicket a piece for Jono Sparks and Joey Poole whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad, although wicketless, only conceded 23 runs from his 10 overs spell. Keeper Booker took two catches behind the stumps.

The win currently moves the side into 3rd. place in the Division, 6 points ahead of 4th place and only 4 points behind Fillongley who are in 2nd. spot with only two win/lose games remaining and 40 points on offer. The runners up spot could be determined next weekend as both sides meet.

In brief, Studley 132-10 (5 points) Kenilworth 133-9 (20 points).

The latest WCL League tables can be found at http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php