2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

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