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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.

Sunday side blessed by the Prophet’s commanding performance

Sunday XI v. Coftonians

On Sunday 24th July, Kenilworth entertained Wandering side Coftonians at their Warwick Road ground in a forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors decided to bat first, they got off to a fast start, Coftonians opening bat Khalid made exactly 50 before being run out, slow bowlers Charlie Stranks 1 for 22 and Andy ‘Plod’ Smith with 2 for 51, who accounted for Asam for 37, with a fine piece of bowling to have him stumped, slowed the scoring rate along with ever reliable Ali Peebles with 1 for 22. Young Matthew Dadswell taking a with the last ball of the innings, finishing with 1 for 41 off seven overs, wicket too for seamer Jono Sparks 1 for 30 off seven overs, his wicket courtesy of a smart leg side catch by Dan Horner, the visitors finishing on 199 for 7.

Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner 29 and Chris Prophet put on 66 for the first wicket inside the first ten overs, with some fine shots to the boundary. Number three Charlie Stranks joined the Prophet, together the pair added a fine 105 for the second wicket, Stranks making 24 before he was adjudged lbw. Prophet went on complete a very fine century, finishing on 111, his innings containing 15 elegant fours and a six over square leg.

There was to be a twist, as from 171 for 1, Kenilworth collapsed to 186 for 6, but the cool head of Jono Sparks with a well timed 21 not out, saw his side across the line with three overs to spare, Kenilworth finishing on 202 for 6, to win by four wickets.

A very good game of cricket, and a day that belonged to Chris Prophet with a sublime 111.


Seconds increase their lead at top of Division

2nd XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth’s Saturday Second team hosted RMCC in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East on a hot July 23rd, looking to maintain top spot.

Put into bat, RMCC were soon in trouble as opening bowler young Max Howard making his second team debut, struck an early blow for the home side, he was to finish with fine figures of 2 for 25, the visitors continued to lose wickets regularly, only Bedi with 34 not out making any impact, as Kenilworth were impressive in the field, the visitors all out for 148, wickets too for spinners Charlie Stranks with a tidy 3 for 33 and captain Geoff Edmunds 2 for 8 and the experience of Ali Peebles 2 for 30.

Openers Mark Stranks 12 and Jono Sparks 39 put on a solid 48 for the first wicket. James Alty with 18, James Adamson 14, all making contributions for Kenilworth, but it was the experience of keeper batsman Michael Watts with a fine 30 not out that saw his side across the line, as Kenilworth finished on 149 for 4 to win by six wickets. Hameed taking 2 for 30 for the visitors, the match ending in a bizarre manner when the ball struck a helmet behind the wicketkeeper and 5 penalty runs were awarded – the second time it happened during Kenilworth’s innings!

Kenilworth take 20 points and stay at summit of their League.


Young Matt Dadswell takes his maiden 5 wicket haul in Senior cricket

Sunday XI v. Exhall & Wixford

On a beautiful summer Sunday 17th July, the Kenilworth Sunday XI made the trip to Exhall and Wixford to play a forty overs a side friendly.

Home side Exhall batted first with young Kenilworth bowlers Martin McKenna and Matthew Dadswell opening. They soon had the home batsmen in a some trouble and fourteen year old Matthew Dadswell took the first wicket to fall – in no time at all had taken the first four wickets to fall. Exhall were in all sorts of trouble at 32 for 4. Young Dadswell was taken off after his five overs that had yielded four wickets as fellow U15 Max Howard replaced him and he too soon got in on the wicket taking – two wickets for young Howard, 2 for 19 off seven tidy overs. There was also a wicket for the ageless Ali Peebles as he claimed 1 for 22. Matt Dadswell was bought back on from the bottom now, his fifth wicket soon followed, a fantastic spell off eight overs 5 for 32, his maiden five wicket haul in Senior cricket at the Club. Henry Curran with his leg breaks, took the final two wickets, Curran and Charlie Stranks took two sharp catches in the outfield each, as Exhall were all out for 149 in 34 overs.

Kenilworth’s openers, Danny Boneham with 12 and Jono Sparks with 45 put on 56 for the first wicket, after Boneham departed, young Freddie Davies added 13, Henry Curran batting at three, soon had the scoreboard moving, with an array of shots all round the ground, with 5 x 4 and 3 x 6, including a big six over mid wicket to win the game and in the process bring up his fifty, finishing on 51 not out.

Kenilworth won by seven wickets ending on 152-3, with thirteen overs remaining. A truly wonderful setting to play cricket, even if a little hard to find for some, on a day that belonged to young Matthew Dadswell for his maiden five wicket haul and the batting of Curran and Sparks showing that there is a strong depth in the Club with all these youngsters playing so well.




Stranks stars as Second stay top

2nd XI v. Berkswell

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Berkswell 3’s, looking for a win to keep them top of the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East game.

Berkswell were asked to bat first and made a solid start thanks to Marks with a fine 50 and Greyling with 45. Kenilworth’s bowlers kept chipping away and seamer Tom Pope took 2 for 32 from ten overs, but it was spinners Phil Edmonds with 1 for 50 and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took yet another five wicket haul, with fine figures of 5 for 38 from ten overs that pegged the hosts back whilst veteran Ali Peebles was also amongst the wickets with 1 for 27, as keeper Michael Watts claimed five catches behind the stumps. Berkswell finished on 209 for 9 from their forty five overs.

Kenilworth made a strong start to their reply, opening pair Phil Edmonds with 39 putting on 77 for the first wicket with Mark Stranks. Martin McKenna with 19 kept the scoreboard moving, as along with Stranks put on 82 for the third wicket, Mark Stranks went on to make a very fine 85 including 15 x 4. It was left to young Henry Curran with 26 not out and Michael Watts 11 not out to see Kenilworth home with eight overs and to finish on 210 for 4 , winning by six wickets. Milnes with 2 for 21 was the pick of the home side’s bowling. Kenilworth take 20 points and stay top of Division Eight East to increase their lead to 13 points over the second placed side.