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Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!

 

 

3rd’s batting woes continue despite Stanners’ steadfast efforts

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

LOSE!

On Saturday 25th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled to Lapworth for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Lapworth to bat first, opening bowlers Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell bowled a tight opening spell, neither bowler giving the batsmen anything to score from, and young Dadswell struck first, deceiving Griffin, bowling him for 3, Lapworth 9 for 1 off eight overs. This bought Carr to the crease to partner Lewis, still without further wickets, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight. After a while, the home side were starting to get back into the game, Lewis and Carr building a steady partnership together until Carr was tempted by Spinner Andy Smith, skipper Geoff Edmunds taking a decent catch, Carr out for 47. The introduction of Sam Leach proved the undoing for Lewis, deceived by the guile of Leach, bowled for 49, a quick 28 from Pratt, bowled by Ed Smith, but the home side never really got away, in between Ed Smith took a fine catch off deep long on off Geoff Edmunds, Lapworth ending on 180 for 6 from their forty five overs, a wicket for Nick Moore with his last ball. Bowling figures for Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 9 off six tidy overs, Andy Smith with 1 for 18 off six overs, Sam Leach 1 for 25, Nick Moore with 1 for 28 from 6 overs, Ed Smith and Geoff Edmunds both with 1 for 29 from nine overs each.

Kenilworth openers Andy Dadswell and Jeff Stanners strode to the crease after the tea interval, Dadswell fell for 6, adjudged lbw, the inform Will Machin fell soon after, the visitors 22 for 2. Sam Leach joined Stanners, Leach looking to be aggressive, finding the boundary with some nice shots, the pair putting on 51 together until Leach was out for 29. From 66 for 2, Kenilworth slumped to 66 for 7, Steve Seeley doing the damage, eventually having figures of 3 for 4 from eight overs, five Kenilworth batsmen out without scoring in the innings, opener Jeff Stanners stood firm though, only a late 8 from Andy Smith , the side’s third highest batting score (!!) and together with Jeff Stanners, shared in a 29 run 9th wicket partnership (albeit it composed of many extras) and Jeff ended unbeaten on 20, to carry his bat through the 37.3 overs Kenilworth faced, the visitors all out for 101. Lapworth the winners by 79 runs. Winter also taking 3 for 14 from ten overs for the home side.

Kenilworth’s batting woes that have haunted them all season continued, the reason why they slipped to bottom of Division Six. One game remains for the side. Kenilworth take four points.

No joy for the Thirds

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

LOSE!

On Saturday 18th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted Winchcombe for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Geoff Edmunds and Andy Dadswell put on 23 for the first wicket when Edmunds was bowled for one. Dadswell fell soon after for 10. When skipper Sam Leach was dismissed, Kenilworth were 44 for 3, a fourth wicket with the score on 58 saw Ed Smith join number three, talented 14 year old Will Machin, and together the pair put on 41 for the fifth wicket, Smith out for a breezy 29, but three wickets fell with the score on 99, saw Kenilworth now in a lot of trouble on 99 for 7. Machin soon followed, bowled for a top score again, this time with 30. Ten each from tailenders Stuart Machin and young Charlie Glover got Kenilworth to 128 all out in the 40th over. Andy Smith left not out. For Winchcombe, Bellringer took 4 for 33 from ten overs.

After the tea interval the Winchcombe openers made a steady start against Matt Dadswell and Ed Smith, Peck and Lewis put on 89 in 23 overs, Peck was caught behind by Andy Dadswell off Geoff Edmunds for 44. A wicket for Young Kieran Shanker, having the number three lbw for 3, another wicket for Edmunds via a catch from Ed Smith, but Lewis hit the winning four to bring up his fifty, ending 50 not out, Winchcombe ending on 129 for 3 to win by seven wickets in 31 overs in  a match played in a very good spirit between the sides.

Wickets for Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 20 from ten overs and Kieran Shanker with 1 for 14 off three overs. Kenilworth take three points.

3rds incur a harsh defeat

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

 

LOSE!

 

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled the short distance to play Warwick County Council Staff for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

However, a bitterly disappointing end to the match for the 3rds saw table topping WCC Staff  handed victory, on run rate, whilst 9 wickets down in the drizzle as the game was called off.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Steve Kelley and Geoff Edmunds made a slow but steady start, putting on 14 in ten overs before Edmunds was bowled for 2. His wicket bought young 14 year old Will Machin to the crease, together the pair got the score moving, adding 62 for the second wicket when Kelley was caught for 34, his first innings of the season. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 49 together in just nine overs, Dadswell caught for 15, a quick 12 from Ed Smith before Machin was last wicket to fall, bowled for his second senior fifty of the season, hitting a brilliant and personal best 78, his innings containing 12 x 4. Skipper Sam Leach (19 not out) and Matthew Dadswell (6 not out) saw the visitors make 188 for 5 from their forty five overs. Maynard and Abbasi taking two wickets each for Warwick Staff.

Staff opening pair, Robbins and Darby put on 25 for the first wicket until Ed Smith removed Darby for 15. Smith’s new ball partner Matthew Dadswell removed the Staff number three via a fine catch from Kelley, 28 for 2. With light rain falling, Ed Smith was ripping through the home batting, clean bowling three batsmen, including Robbins for 53, together with the guile of Geoff Edmunds and the pace of Nick Moore, suddenly the home side were now 137 for 7, a brief partnership kept the home side interested in victory, but 158 for 8 then 159 for 9, swung the game the visitor’s way, with eleven overs left and the constant rain no heavier than it had been all day, the umpires decided to take the players off  and that ensured that the home side won the match under the League Rules.

By the end of it, the game had turned around in Kenilworth’s favour and they had agonisingly come close to victory in the damp with Warwick Staff ending on 167 for 9 after 34.4 overs when they walked off.

A poor end to the day of cricket for the drizzle drenched 3rd XI  and spoiling the fine achievement of the impressive teenager Will Machin, who hit his highest Senior score to date and who was undoubtedly the player of the day. 

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith 4 for 29 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 23 from 7.4 overs Nick Moore 2 for 37 from 6 overs and 1 for 28 for Matthew Dadswell from six overs. Kenilworth take 8 points for their excellent efforts.

 

Not quite enough in the tanks

3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV

 

LOSE !

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted Earlswood 4ths for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on a glorious but baking hot day, a side sporting 5 over 50’s! 

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers B. Whitfield and Zaman looked to make a positive start, but Zaman was bowled by Matt Dadswell for 17, before Ed Smith dismissed number three Weir for 0 first ball, but Fitzgerald and N. Whitfield Began to steady their side, Whitfield was particularly aggressive hitting two sixes before being stumped by Andy Dadswell off Andy Smith for 27, Fitzgerald was caught by Will Machin off Geoff Edmunds for 44, along with 27not out from Earls, Earlswood made 199 for 8 from their forty five overs, Ed Smith taking two wickets with the last two balls of the visitors innings. Wickets for Ed Smith with 3 for 38 from ten overs, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 34 from ten overs, Matt Dadswell and Andy Smith both with 1 for 34 from eight overs.

After the tea interval, Kenilworth openers Ant Kerry and Geoff Edmunds put on 32 for the first wicket before Kerry was Bowled by Jenkins for 12, Edmunds was soon to follow, lbw for 15, when Ben Maney fell second ball, the home side were struggling on 39 for 3. Gareth Knights and Will Machin put on 31 for the fourth wicket before Knights fell for 11. Machin was joined by Ed Smith, Smith playing in his usual aggressive manner, as the pair put on 48 for the fifth wicket, Smith falling for 30. Three more quick wickets left Kenilworth on trouble on 132 for 8, but the visitors were put on the back foot again, as number ten Andy Smith joined skipper Sam Leach, together the pair put on 39 in quick time, before Leach was run out for 20, with the home side now 171 for 9 with two overs left, Last man Andy Kennell joined Smith, but Smith was out in the last over for 11, his highest score for a number of years! Kennell marooned 0 not out. Two wickets each for Whitfield and Jenkins, as the visitors Earlswood running out winners on the day by 28 runs, Kenilworth stay second bottom with four games left after taking seven points for their efforts.