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Cricket played in the right spirit

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3rd XI v. Lapworth II

On Saturday 26th August, Kenilworth’s Third team, containing several youngsters making their debuts in Senior cricket travelled to Lapworth for a forty overs a side friendly.

The home side batted first and openers Carter and Carr put on a solid 67 for the first wicket in fourteen overs before seamer Indy Matharu took the first wicket, as he induced a catch behind, he followed this with a caught and bowled next ball, There was another wicket for Matharu in his second spell gave him excellent figures of 3 for 23 from seven tidy overs.

Skipper for the day Andy Kennell gave opportunity to the side’s young seam bowlers, and Kieran Shanker was rewarded with a debut first senior wicket  with 1 for 28 off six good overs. Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were fellow youngster Will Machin with 1 for 58 from eight overs and 1 for 32 from veteran slow bowler Andy ‘Plod’ Smith from eight overs. There were catches for Andy Dadswell, Matt Dadswell, Indy Matharu and one, much even to the surprise of his team mates, by Andy Smith at mid wicket that restricted Lapworth to 240 for 6 from their forty overs. The home side were given a late boost, as Marsden with 46 not out and Hann making an unbeaten 25, after earlier Carr made a fine 50 and Carter with 33, as the players went off for a well deserved tea.

Kenilworth began their reply with opening pair Matt Dadswell and Uma Shanker, the pair putting on 37 for the first wicket in thirteen overs, before Dadswell was bowled for a solid 17, Shanker was to follow for 15. The side slipped to 41 for 4, as home bowler Seeley bowled eight overs through, taking 3 for 23. Young all rounder Will Machin, batting at six, was to hold firm and he batted for 22 overs, finishing on 28 not out. His fellow juniors did themselves proud tasting adult cricket for the first time and were encouraged to enjoy the experience and have some batting practice in the middle, in front of proud parents and family. Kenilworth who were never a threat to reach the set target finished on to 103 for 6 from their forty overs.

The home side using eight bowlers, in game played in a brilliant way, on a day when the spirit of cricket was in full evidence, and the Kenilworth youngsters did themselves proud.

Lapworth take immense credit for the way they played the game, they were the deserved winners on the day by 137 runs , but all in all, cricket was the winner. Well done to both sides for playing the game in  the right way and for giving the youngsters a chance to enjoy their big day, which they did.

 

Alvechurch far too strong for the 3rds.

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3rd XI v. Alvechurch & Hopwood 3rd XI

Kenilworth hosted high flying Alvechurch 3’s at their Harbury ground on Saturday 1st July for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and put the visitors into bat, skipper Sam Leach struck an early blow thanks to a smart catch from Andy Dadswell, that left the visitors 2 for 1. Tom Skinner then reduced Alvechurch to 32 for 2 but Muzafur began to rebuild his sides innings, he and Duggins went on to add 96 together for the sixth wicket after they were struggling on 121 for 5. Duggins made 35 but Muzafur went on to fall agonisingly short of a hundred, as skipper Sam Leach removed him for 98. Leach went on to return fine figures of 4 for 40 from ten overs. There were wickets too for Tom Skinner with 2 for 55, Nick Moore 1 for 30 from nine overs, spinner Andy Smith 1 for 26 off six overs and seamer Indy Matharu 1 for 50 from ten overs.  Skelt added 33 for the visitors, who finished on a decent 256 for 9 from their forty five overs. There were two catches each for Andy Dadswell and Uma Shanker in the outfield but in truth the home side had a mixed day in the field.
Kenilworth had the worst possible start to their reply, losing a wicket in the very first over. Further loss of wickets had the home side in trouble at 60 for 4.
 
Andy Dadswell went on to top score with 28 batting at number three, skipper Sam Leach with 21 including a big six, Nick Moore 15 and Ben Maney with 14 were the only home batsmen to reach a double figure scores. Eventually the side were all out for only 108 in the 39th over. For the visitors, Singh with 3 for 30, Malik 2 for 23 and Khan also 2 for 23, as Alvechurch won by a huge 148 runs, with Kenilworth taking five points for their efforts.
 
 

Excellent hard fought and close game in excellent weather

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Sunday XI v. Hampton & Solihull

 

On a glorious Sunday 18th June, Kenilworth hosted Hampton Solihull at their Warwick Road ground in a Sunday 40 overs a side match and it went down to the last ball of the match.

Home captain Dan Horner won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat first. Disaster struck second ball, as Kenilworth were 0 for 1 but Henry Curran was joined by Jono Sparks, the pair adding a smart 48 for the second wicket, before Sparks fell to a sharp catch for an aggressive 32.Enter the skipper Dan Horner at four, he and Curran adding a further 42 for the third wicket, Curran fell misjudging a full toss for 28. Horner made a fine 42, then it was down to Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and all-rounder Matt Casey to get the side to a competitive total, the pair put on an impressive 65 for the fifth wicket, before both were out in the last over, Haynes-Sorrell making 41 and Casey 30, Kenilworth finishing on 193 for 6 from their forty overs. For Hampton Solihull, Rollinson taking 2 for 23 from 8 overs and Edvy taking 2 for 45 also from 8 overs.
 
Hampton Solihull looked to be positive in their chase, but lost Mackey for 15 with the score on 18, Matthew Dadswell (1 for 23) removing him courtesy of a fine catch in the outfield by skipper Dan Horner as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell was given the chance to remember how to keep wicket. Veteran spinner Andy Smith was introduced from the Leek Wootton end and was soon in the wickets, reducing Hampton to 53 for 3.  Smith finished with 2 for 32 from his 8 overs. Number three Gupta and number four Taylor began the rebuild, the pair putting on 60 for the 4th wicket, when Gupta was dismissed for 34, Taylor was joined by James, these two batted aggressively, the pair putting on 58 in quick time for the 5th wicket, James was dismissed off the bowling of Henry Curran thanks to a fine boundary catch from Tom Skinner for 38. With a smart run out of Taylor by the skipper Horner for a good innings of 66, with it went the away side’s hopes, eleven were needed off the last over, another wicket for Curran thanks to a smart catch from young James Sparks. With six needed off the last ball, the visitors only managed a scrambled two, Hampton Solihull finishing on 190 for 7 from their forty overs. A wicket too for spinner Tom Skinner with 1 for 41 from his 8 overs, and Henry Curran with 2 for 12 from 3 overs at the end.
 
Kenilworth winning a fantastic game of cricket in fantastic weather by three runs.
 

Shanka shows his form

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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.
 

Wanderers win at a canter

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Sunday XI v. Wanderers

 

On Sunday 21st May, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty overs a side friendly.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth were soon in trouble at 18 for 2 and 44 for 4 as the home side found scoring runs hard. A further collapse of home wickets left them teetering on the brink at 85 for 9 off thirty three overs. Only a late cameo of 28 not out from Jack Howard batting at number nine with his last wicket partnership with old timer Andy Smith put on 33 runs – the highest of the innings helped the home side limp to 118 all out in the last over after a patient 19 from Nathan Chant, 13 each from Danny Boneham and Jorjeet Singh. Divyesh with 3 for 6, Paresh 2 for 16 and Ketel with 2 for 24 proving to be too good for Kenilworth’s batsmen.
 
The Wanderers openers got the visitors off to a flying start, putting on 85 for the first wicket in only fourteen overs until veteran slow bowler Andy Smith (1 for 26) removed Sukih for an aggressive 45, but his opening partner Tahir with 42 not out and number three Dev with 19 not out saw their side home with nineteen overs in hand, finishing on 121 for 1. Wanderers the winners by nine wickets.