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Wily Edmunds’ 7 wicket haul sets up an easy win

2nd. XI v. Aston Manor III

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th August.

The home side, Aston Manor, were to bat first, after a steady start at 26 for no wicket, they were in deep trouble at 45 for 4, then two further wickets fell leaving Aston Manor 67 for 6 as visiting captain Geoff Edmunds was tying the home side’s batsmen up in knots with his left arm spin. The wily left armer went on to record another five wicket plus haul, finishing with an amazing spell of 7 for 27 off twelve overs.

Only 34 from Christian made any impact on the Kenilworth bowling, whilst the other wicket takers for the 2nd. XI were Chris Beach with 1 for 11 from six overs and young seamer Ryan Bull with 1 for 14 from seven overs, Aston Manor all out for just 92 in the 39th over.

Kenilworth’s opening batsmen Nathan Chant and Adam Huxford were looking to be positive, the pair adding 34 for the first wicket before Huxford picked out a fielder and was dismissed for 13. The in form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Chant at the crease, the pair going on to post an unbroken stand of 59 for the second wicket, as they pair comfortably saw their side home In 24 overs, finishing on 93 for 1 to win by nine wickets.

Nathan Chant with 24 not out and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell 33 not out seeing their side home.

Kenilworth take 24 points.


Visitors edge it

Sunday XI v. Woodleigh

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI  hosted Woodleigh for a forty overs a side friendly on Sunday 25th June.

Visitors Woodleigh were asked to bat first and seamer Indy Matharu (1 for 28) struck an early blow, reducing the visitors to 5 for 1, but Taylor and White went on to put a huge partnership of 158 for the second wicket, White survived two chances before he reached 50, off 54 balls, and went to make a hard hitting 106 – his second 50 took only another 25 balls, (12 x 4 & 4 x 6). Taylor made a more sedate 56, as the home bowler’s struggled to contain the Woodleigh batsmen and they visitors ended on 226 for 6 from their forty overs. Other Kenilworth wicket takers  were Matt Dadswell 1 for 29 from 8 overs and 2 for 36 from 7 overs from Tom Skinner whilst Henry Curran affected two smart run outs.
Kenilworth lost Henry Curran for 10, one of four lbw decisions, but Danny Boneham (24) added 44 for the second wicket with Matt Casey (25), batting at four. Adam Huxford made a solid 57 (7 x 4), but the home side were always behind the rate, Elliott Haynes-Sorrell added 18 and Darius Potten-Ravenshad finished 30 not out, but Kenilworth were to ended just short on 205 for 9 from their forty overs.
Woodleigh the winners by 21 runs. White finished his fine day with 2 for 22 and Price 1 for 21 off eight tidy overs. A decent game of cricket, edged by the visitors.


Stranks and Huxford guide side closer to title

2nd XI v. Nuneaton III

Kenilworth’s table topping second team travelled to rivals Nuneaton to play their third team in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, after the first wicket fell, opening bat Mark Stranks and number three Adam Huxford put a magnificent stand of 219 for the second wicket, Huxford making a classy 91 with (9 x 4 and 4 x 6), however Stranks went on make a brilliant 133, his innings including (20 x 4 and 2 x 6), Kenilworth making a very impressive 303 for 4 from their 45 overs, Bonner taking 2 for 39 for Nuneaton.

The home side never threatened to get anywhere near their target, only Wilkinson with a well played 79 not out made any impact with the bat. Wicket takers for Kenilworth Ian Baker 1 for 32, Ali Peebles 1 for 34 and Jack Bennett 1 for 40, all off ten overs, together with two run outs, Nuneaton finished on 197 for 5 from their forty five overs. Kenilworth taking 16 points from the winning draw to keep them top of the Division with 3 matches remaining.

Young guns show their prowess

3rd. XI v. Norton Lindsey

On Saturday 16th July, Kenilworth’s 3rd XI played a forty over friendly against Norton Lindsey’s newly created Thirds at their Harbury ground as they had no League fixture due to a withdrawal in the Division. The sides were a mix of youth and old experience and was played throughout in a great spirit.

Kenilworth batting first got off to a steady start as opening bat Gareth Knights made 25 and number four Max Howard 18. Yet, it was number three Adam Huxford who was to find the boundary on a regular basis, along with the Under 15’s young keeper batsman Elliot Haynes-Sorrell together the pair put on 72, during which time young Huxford went on to blaze 117 – his third career century that included 11 x 4 and 5 x 6, in a fantastic innings before he retired out at the end of the 30th over . Starlet Haynes-Sorrell on his debut Third team senior match went on make  a cracking half century, finishing on a very fine 61 not out including 7 x 4, as he and Chris Beach 24 not out, put on an unbeaten 69 as Kenilworth finished on a huge 293 for 5 from their forty overs. Goulding with 2 for 45 from eight overs, bowled well for Norton.

Norton’s side – a mix of veterans and youth players were never in the chase, as opening bowlers U15’s Matthew Dadswell 2 for 5 off six tidy overs and colt Ryan Bull with 4 for 12 , also off six overs, reduced the visitors to 17 for 6. U15’s Max Howard took 1 for 6 off four overs whilst old timer Andy ‘Plod’ Smith rolled his arm over to taking an amazing 3 for 0 off four overs, as the visitors were shot out for a paltry 24 all out in just twenty overs.

However, young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell capped a great day for himself, not only by making his Senior Saturday debut and his maiden half century but also took three very smart catches behind the stumps in an impressive overall performance which bodes well for the future, as all the U15’s in the match had good games. Kenilworth ended the winners by a huge 269 runs, a day that belonged to Adam Huxford and young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell – well played both.





1st XI v. Weoley Hill
Weoley Hill 110-10 (2 points) (Steve Rhodes 11-5-34-2, Joe Boyle 12-3-22-4, Ed Ruswa 10.5-4-20-4) lost to Kenilworth 111-6 (24 points) (Tom Booker 58*) by 4 wickets.
2nd XI v. Berkswell
Berkswell 209-9  (5 points) (Tom Pope 2-32, Geoff Edmunds 5-38) lost to Kenilworth 210-4 (20 points) (Mark Stranks 85, Phil Edmonds 39) by 6 wickets.
3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey (FRIENDLY)
Kenilworth 293-4 (Adam Huxford 117 retired, Elliot Haynes-Sorrell 61 *, Chris Beach 24*) beat Norton Lindsey 24-10 (Matt Dadswell 6-3-5-2, Ryan Bull 6-0-12-4, Max Howard 4-2-6-1, Andy Smith 4-4-0-3) by 269 runs.