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2nd XI triumphant!

2nd. XI v. Knowle and Dorridge IV

WIN!

 

Kenilworth’s Saturday 2nd. XI opened up their 2019 Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight season with an away fixture at Knowle and Dorridge 4ths at Catherine de Barnes  on Saturday 20th April.

 
In glorious conditions, visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, opening pair Danny Boneham and skipper Matt Casey made a positive start, both player’s looked in good touch until Casey fell lbw to Hafeez for 11, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Boneham, he soon got the scoreboard moving, hitting the boundary board early on. A mix up between the pair resulted in Boneham being run out for 18, Kenilworth 56 for 2. Ben Maney joined Potten-Ravenshad, but fell for 5, from 56 for 1, the visitors slipped to 79 for 5, but Potten-Ravenshad looked in imperious form, and brought up his fifty with one of eight fours. But when he was well caught and bowled by Doger for 67, Kenilworth were struggling on 125 for 7, two more quick wickets fell and the visitors were struggling on 131 for 9, George Jeyaratnam batting at eight was in positive mood, along with number eleven Dave Gamble the pair added 40 for the last wicket, Jeyaratnam last man out for 34, Kenilworth ending in 171 all out in 40 overs of their fifty. For Knowle and Dorridge  Haffeez, Khan, Doger, and Ramesh taking two wickets each, as the players headed off for tea.

Knowle lost a wicket in the first over of their reply, Jeyaratnam bowling Afub first ball, his opening new ball partner Dave Gamble also struck an early blow removing Waseem for 10, caught behind by Dan Boneham, the home side 17 for 2. Ali joined opener Shakill, together the pair looked on good touch, taking the score to 53, before young Theo Mannion, replacing Gamble, had Shakill caught behind by Dan Boneham for 24. Matt Dadswell replaced Jeyaratnam, he was bowling a tidy line and length, and was rewarded with an lbw decision, the home side 62 for 4. Tom Skinner replaced Mannion, he too struck early, thanks to a sharp catch from skipper Casey at short cover, and the home side were 66 for 6 when Dadswell had the dangerous Ali lbw for 24. Young leg spinner Dan Roden replaced Matt Dadswell, and struck straight away, another wicket for Skinner thanks to a brilliant catch on the long on boundary from George Jeyaratnam, Haffeez out for a breezy 20, Knowle now in deep trouble on 89 for 8. There was a second wicket for Roden, via a smart stumping from Dan Boneham, 95 for 9 became 95 all out, Tom Skinner bowling the last man.

A fine team performance, saw Kenilworth win by 76 runs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Tom Skinner with 3 for 18 from 5.4 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 8 off 6 tidy overs, Dan Roden a smart 2 for 10 from 3 overs, George Jeyaratnam 1 for 13 from 5 overs, Dave Gamble 1 for 13 off three and 1 for 27 for Theo Mannion from 6 overs.

Kenilworth take 24 points in their opening match of the League campaign for the perfect start to the season.

 

No joy on opening day

Club XI v. Aston Unity

Kenilworth CC began their 2019 cricket season at home to Aston Unity on Saturday 6th April, the match being a forty over a side pre-League season friendly.

Home skipper Sam Leach won the first toss of the season and invited visitors Aston Unity to have the first bat of the season.
Unity opener Kumara looked in good early season form for his side, and after surviving an early chance in the field, went on to register the first half century of 2019. However, the home sides bowlers plugged away, and with wickets falling at the other end, Kumara went on his merry way, reaching his century before retiring on exactly one hundred. Aston Unity finished their innings on 198 for 8 from their forty overs, Maddams added 36 for the visitors. Wickets were shared for the home team, with  Tom Skinner taking 2 for 43 from 8 overs, Henry Curran 1 for 17 off five, whilst debutants Ash Dhillon 1 for 21, Dan Roden 1 for 29 and John Proctor 1 for 55 and so the players headed off for the first cricket tea of the season.

The Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Adie Sellar opened up for the hosts, but Horner was unfortunately bowled first ball of the innings, a ball that kept low, Sellar soon fell for just five, Henry Curran made 13 and Elliott Haynes Sorrell four, leaving the home side in some trouble, but Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Ben Maney came together to try and rebuild their side’s innings, both batsman made 20 before Maney was run out and Potten-Ravenshad was bowled, six down, Kenilworth’s innings was in  now deep water, Sam Leach made nine and Dan Roden seven, Kenilworth eventually all out for just 114 in thirty eight overs.

For Unity, Paggett, A. Bogle and Chandler all taking two wickets each. Cob webs dusted off, but Aston Unity ran out winners by 84 runs.

Side can not hang on to prevent Khalsa from winning

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

LOSE!!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Leamington Khalsa for their last home Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture of the season which turned into smiles for the visitors as they bowled out a chasing Kenilworth.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Khalsa to bat first, Jono Sparks took two early wickets via catches from Peter Huxford and Tom Anscombe, the visitors 35 for 2. Number three Krishna then started to take the game to the home side, together with Harry when the fourth wicket fell, these two started to take the game away from the home side, Harry fell for 88, but Kreshna fell just short of his hundred, ending 95 not out. Khalsa finished on 253 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jono Sparks with 2 for 35 from nine overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 69 from twelve overs and 1 for 42 for spinner Andy Smith from eleven overs, whose first 9 over spell went for only 22 and was very unlucky not to have picked up more wickets.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket in their reply, Skipper Dan Horner out for 6, Kenilworth 11 for 1. Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Matt Casey, together the pair started to get their side back on track, the pair putting on 62 for second wicket, Casey falling for a solid 31, Sorrell fell for 41, falling just short of a thousand runs for the season, Kenilworth 105 for 3. Useful innings from Jono Sparks with 24, Nathan Chant 14 and an eye catching and hard hitting 36 from number six Ben Maney, kept their side in touch. But from 173 for 5, the home side slipped to 174 for 8, now the draw looked the best option for Kenilworth, a stand of 27 between Tom Skinner (18) and Tom Anscombe took their side to 48th over until Skinner was caught for 18. Number eleven Andy Smith strode to the crease, but was adjudged lbw second ball, Kenilworth all out for 201 at the end of the 48th over and to leave a battling Anscombe stranded on 6 not out.

For Khalsa Jespal, Rajgul and Harry all taking two wickets in a match played in good spirit. Khalsa the winners by 52 runs. Kenilworth take six points.

 

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.

 

 

Seconds run out of overs to win

2nd XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 7th July, Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Due to the England football, the match had an early start and was reduced to forty overs each. The home side won the toss and chose to bat first, openers Ramachanken and Vemna put on 36 for the first wicket, Ramachanken was caught by Sam Leach for 30, Seifas added 30 with Vemna before he was caught by Matt Dadswell for 17, the home side 66 for 2, that became 106 for 3 when skipper Charlie Stranks had Jhass caught and bowled for 17. Stranks was to take three more quick wickets, the home side in trouble at 118 for 7, but Smith played a key innings for his side, making a fine 65 not out, along with Jamil with 24 not out, put on exactly 100 together for the eighth wicket, as Blossomfield ended on 218 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks 4 for 53, Ryan Bull, playing his first game of the season, 2 for 53, both off nine overs added to a run out from Sam Leach.

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Dan Horner and Pete Huxford looked to make a solid start, but Horner fell for 1 and Huxford for 13, and the visitors further slipped to 30 for 2. A partnership of 61 between the in form Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and Ben Maney took the score to 91 when Maney was bowled for a brisk 35. Mark Stranks joined Sorrell, another solid stand, these two added 66 together before Stranks was out for 27, Kenilworth 157 for 4. Sorrell fell for another well played fifty, out for 67 (8 x 4), the visitors 181 for 5. Skipper Charlie Stranks fell for 9, as Kenilworth just ran out of overs, Sam Leach 11 not out and Theo Mannion 6 not out, the visitors just short of victory, ending on 201 for 7 from their forty overs. For Blossomfield, Smith took 2 for 44. Kenilworth take 11 points for a losing draw.