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Batsmen and Bowlers on form

3rd XI v. Kineton II

Kenilworth’s 3rd XI travelled to Kineton CC to play their second team for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 24th June.

Kenilworth were invited to bat first and openers Uma Shanka and Ant Kerry got the visitors off to a great start, putting on 65 for first wicket.  Shanka the first man out for 23, Kerry was then joined by Andy Dadswell. After Kerry fell for 22, Ed Smith made a brisk 23, but Dadswell stayed firm and going on to make a fine 55 – his innings containing 8 boundary fours. He went onto put on 60 with number seven Ben Maney who made 24 including one big six. A late order cameo’s from Tom Skinner with 16 not out and Pete Alty 8 not out saw Kenilworth recording a season’s best total of 227 for 8 from their forty five overs. The main wicket takers for Kineton were Clarke with 3 for 40 from ten overs and Hendy with 3 for 33 from ten overs.
Kineton lost an early wicket in their reply, as the evergreen seamer Pete Alty returned superb figures of 2 for 15 from his ten overs. The hosts were in deep trouble at 31 for 5 as Alty’s new ball partner Ed Smith was in equally devastating form,  returning figures of 2 for 14 from seven overs. Kineton’s batsman never looked comfortable against the visitors attack, as Nick Moore with 2 for 44 and young seamer Matt Dadswell 1 for 24 off six overs took the visitors to the brink of victory. It was left to spinner Tom Skinner to take the last three wickets, as he recorded unbelievable figures of 3 for 2 off 4.4 overs. Kineton were all out for 107, as only Logan and Hutchings both making 18 recording a double figure score.
Kenilworth the winners by a huge 120 runs and collected the full 24 points.


3’s defeated

3rd XI  v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth 3’s were back in league action as they hosted Lapworth seconds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground on glorious hot and sunny 17th June.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth lost early wickets, falling at 14 and then 27 for 2.  Uma Shanker made 17, young George Baines  15 but it was the experience of Andy Dadswell batting at six, who made 48, going into to bat in the 19th over. He steadied the side’s innings with some sensible batting. The only other double figure score was the returning opening bat Geoff Hay with 12, as Kenilworth were all out for 153 on the last ball of their forty five overs. Winter with 3 for 28, Redy 3 for 34 and Choudry 2 for 12 the wicket takers for Lapworth.
The visitors lost a wicket with the score on 18 to seamer Nick Moore (1 for 39), but Marsden with a solid 48 and Faber with 39 not out who were to guide their side towards their target. Skipper Sam Leach with 1 for 36 and a fine spell of bowling from Tom Skinner who bowled well for his 1 for 24 off 9.2 overs, but Lapworth won the game by seven wickets, finishing on 154 for 3 with eight overs to spare.

Shanka shows his form

3rd XI v. Astwood Bank V

Kenilworth thirds hosted Astwood Bank fifth eleven in a 45 over a side friendly on Saturday 10th June at their Harbury ground as there was no League fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first but lost two wickets in the first three overs. Further wickets fell as the home side slipped to 46 for 4, but old timer Andy Dadswell joined Uma Shanka and the pair adding 93 in twenty seven overs,  batting sensibly to help their side to post a competitive total.  Shanka fell for a fine 69, his innings contained 11 boundary fours, Dadswell finished on 30 not out as Kenilworth ended on 146 for 8 from their forty five overs. Thompson with 3 for 37 and James with 3 for 5 doing the damage for Astwood Bank.
The visitors made a slow but solid start to their reply, as opening bat batted deep. He made a fine 59 for his side, along with Millward-Base who saw his side home with 19 not out.
Astwood Bank got home with ten balls to spare, finishing on 148 for 5, to win by five wickets. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were skipper Sam Leach with 2 for 25, Gareth Knights 2 for 22 and veteran spinner Andy Smith 1 for 18, young George Baines took two smart stumpings behind the wicket.

Young Baines has a fine debut in Senior cricket!

3rd XI v. Warwick 3’s

Kenilworth’s third team opened their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Divison 6 season with an away fixture against Warwick 3’s a match played at Claverdon CC.
Warwick were asked to bat first, after a steady start, opening bowlers Pete Alty with 3 for 36 and Ed Smith  (2 for 21) had the home side in trouble at 51 for 4, but a partnership of 94 for the sixth wicket started to take the game away from the visitors as Prash made an aggressive 72 and Souhata 27 that helped Warwick make 219 all out in 42 overs. Captain Sam Leach returned excellent figures of 4 for 30 from ten tidy overs, as he led by example with the ball, a wicket too for young Tom Skinner 1 for 50 as seven bowlers were used.
Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well, slipping to 21 for 2, as a makeshift top order struggled against the new ball. Young 13 year old George Baines making his senior cricket debut, batting at number four, made a very composed innings of 42 with some great shots, adding to the catch he took keeping wicket. The young man had a fine debut and a very bright future beckons for him. He is talented.
Other runs of note were Sam Leach with 16, Tom Skinner 15 and opener Andy Dadswell 14 who were the only other double figure scores. Souhata with 3 for 23 and Wood with 3 for 22 did the damage for Warwick.
Kenilworth were eventually bowled out for 132 in forty overs with Warwick the winners by 87 runs. Kenilworth taking seven points for their efforts.


Dadswell’s effort in vain

No Easter Sunday joy for the Sunday XI

On Sunday 16th April, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Nether Whitacre in a forty overs a side friendly.
In overcast conditions, Kenilworth opted to bat first and after the loss of an early wicket, Dan Horner joined Andy Dadswell at the crease. The pair went on to share a partnership of 116 for the second wicket in 22 overs, with Dadswell being the second wicket to fall – his innings of 75 containing 12 sparkling fours. Horner made a steady 36, along with a cameo 27 not out for Nathan Chant as Kenilworth posted 187 for 5 from their forty overs. Murphy was the most successful bowler for Nether Whitacre with 2 for 27.
The visitors made a strong start, with their openers putting on 57 for the first wicket, Brambridge with 31 the man out to young Tom Skinner who took his maiden senior wicket. But the visitors strolled to their victory target with twelve overs to spare, unfortunately the weather didn’t help, constant rain on and off made things tricky for the bowlers. Opening bat Greaves with a fine 85 not and number three Murphy 50 not out, as Nether Whitacre cruised home by nine wickets, finishing on 188 for 1, Tom Skinner 1 for 25 the only wicket taker.