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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. 

Second’s joy

2nd XI v. Barby

 

Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Barby on Saturday 30th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Acting Kenilworth captain Charlie Stranks asked the home side to bat first after winning the toss. Joey Poole and Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, although not giving many runs away, were unable to make an early breakthrough, as the home side’s openers, Dury and C. Bramley put on a solid 88 for the first wicket together, Dury falling for 48. J. Bramley joined his brother, these two putting on 36 for the second wicket, C. Bramley falling one short of fifty, out for 49, when Ben Maney ran Outhwaite out for 28, the home side were 194 for 4, Franks with a brisk 49 not out saw his side post a decent 220 for 5 from their fifty over allocation. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were seamer Jack Howard with 2 for 24 from seven overs and 2 for 34 for the spin of Chris Beach from twelve tidy overs.

After the tea interval, the visitors openers Joey Poole and Jack Howard set about the task of chasing down the 221 to win. They made a quick start in no time the pair added fifty together, they put on 71in twelve overs when Howard was out for 30. Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Poole, Sorrell was out for 11, adding 31 with Poole, Kenilworth now 102 for 2. Next man in Ben Maney made a brisk 29, including a massive six down the ground, the visitors well placed at 156 for 3 after 24 overs. Michael Watts, playing his first game of the season, joined opener Poole, adding 18 together when Poole was dismissed for a brilliant 74(13 x 4 and 1 x 6), Kenilworth now 174 for 4, skipper Charlie Stranks fell for 6, now 182 for 5, a sixth wicket fell on 217, but Watts with a composed innings of 37 not out saw his side home, Kenilworth finishing on 221 for 6 in the 44th over, winning by four wickets and six overs to spare, for Barby, J. Bramley had a solid game, taking 4 for 45.

Kenilworth take 20 points for a fine team performance.

Elliott hits maiden century but side is outdone by the Bloss skipper

Sunday XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Sunday 24th June, Kenilworth’s Sunday side travelled to play Solihull Blossomfield for their Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture that had been reduced to 35 overs  side due to England’s match in the World Cup. Despite the side’s eventual  loss, the day will be remembered for a superb maiden century from young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and his 155 run unbroken 5th. wicket partnership with Charlie Stranks 63*.

Visiting captain Dan Horner won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell put on 16 when Dadswell was out for 3, this bought Elliott Haynes-Sorrell to join the skipper, but Horner was caught behind for a breezy 20, Kenilworth now 42 for 2. A third wicket fell, Ben Maney bowled for 5, the visitors now 53 for 3. The in form Matt Casey joined Sorrell, but Casey also fell cheaply, dismissed for 11, now Kenilworth needed a partnership at 77 for 4.

Young Sorrell was joined by all rounder Charlie Stranks, both players started to find plenty of gaps in the field, both batsmen were running well between the wickets, Sorrell was in fine form, bringing up his fifty on the 24th over, the hundred partnership was the next landmark, now along with brilliant running, plenty of fours too, Charlie Stranks bought his own half century, in stifling heat, the level of running was unbelievable, the 200 came up, four overs of the thirty five allocation to go, Sorrell was now in the eighties, as the last over was bowled, Sorrell was closing in on a century, and with two balls to go, Sorrell scampered through for a quite brilliant maiden hundred, he finished on 101 not out (11 x 4), and the pair put on an unbroken stand of 155 for the fifth wicket, Stranks unbeaten on 63 (8 x 4). Thanks to Sorrell and Stranks, Kenilworth posted a very decent 232 for 4 from their thirty five overs. For Blossomfield, Stanway took 2 for 25.

The home side’s openers looked to try and chase down the visitors total, but lost early wickets, losing two wickets with the score on 15, first thanks to a smart run out from Ben Maney, then Matt Dadswell bowled Nunnington first ball, Dadswell struck again in his next over, having Long caught by Tom Skinner for nine, Blossomfield now in trouble at 24 for 3. Wilson was still looking to be positive despite the fall of wickets, together with new man Ramachandra, the pair looked to get their side back in the game. After the opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Matt Casey bowled a good opening spell, spin was introduced from both ends, as Tom Skinner and Charlie Stranks were introduced, Wilson and Ramachandran were starting to cut loose, Wilson looked in imperious form, he past fifty in quick time, the visitors kept plugging away, but the home pair kept finding the boundary on a regular basis. Skipper Horner tried several bowling changes, Ramachandran bought up his fifty next, Wilson was closing in on a century, as the partners went past 150, Wilson did bring up his hundred, soon after he did his partner Ramachandran was caught and bowled by Sam Leach, bowling spin, for a fine 81, Blossomfield now 200 for 4. 32 were needed off the last four overs, but Wilson smashed 18 off the 33rd over, his side almost there, Blossomfield got the required runs on the next over, finishing on 236 for 4, winning by six wickets and ten balls to spare. The Blossomfield captain truly played a fantastic innings, ending 127 not out. For Kenilworth Matt Dadswell took 2 for 40 from his seven overs and Sam Leach 1 for 31 from six overs.

On a day where each side had a centurion and a half century, its a day Elliot Haynes Sorrell won’t forget with his maiden hundred, despite the side losing.

A day to forget for the 3’s batsmen

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

 

Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Lapworth 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 23rd June at their Harbury ground.

The visitors won the toss, and what seems to be the norm, asked Kenilworth to bat first. The home side made a terrible start, losing Jeff Stanners, Andy Dadswell, Gareth Knights and Ben Maney all for no score, the home side in huge trouble at 9 for 4, when opener Uma Shanker fell for 13, the home side were 36 for 5, that became 38 for 6 when skipper Sam Leach fell for 16, Matt Dadswell soon followed, the home side now 39 for 7, Geoff Edmunds made 2, now 51 for 9.

A last wicket stand of 31 between number ten Tom Skinner and last man Pete Alty got the home side to a below par total of 82 all out in just 30 overs, Skinner last man out for 23, Alty unbeaten on 2. For Lapworth, Croston with 3 for 18, McCormick 3 for 7 and Seeley taking 2 for 11.

Quick wickets were needed if the home side were to get back into it, Ed Smith was the man to do this, bowling with pace, he reduced the visitors to 5 for 3, Wright, Choudry and Morris falling to Smith, game on, when Pete Alty reduced Lapworth to 22 for 4, the visitors were rocking, Geoff Edmunds had Winter caught by Uma Shanker, the visitors were 29 for 5. But Seeley joined opener Lewis, the pair dug in and eventually seeing their side home, putting on an unbroken stand of 57 for the sixth wicket, Lewis 45 not out the difference in the end. A catch each for Shanker, Sam Leach and Andy Dadswell, wickets for Kenilworth were for Ed Smith 3 for 8 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds with 1 for 6 from ten miserly overs and Pete Alty 1 for 17 off six overs.

Lapworth finished on 86 for 5 to win by five wickets, Kenilworth taking just two points, on a day their batsmen will want to forget.

 

 

Shanker’s half century joy sets up win despite side conceding 67 extras!

3rd XI v.  Earlswood IV

On Saturday 2nd June Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to Earlswood to play their fourth eleven at their Tanworth ground for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first on a very green and damp wicket. Openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker made a watchful start to their side’s innings. The pair put on 37 for the first wicket before Hay was dismissed for 15, the second soon followed, now the visitors were 38 for 2. The fall of the second wicket bought Andy Dadswell to the wicket to partner Shanker, the pair batted cautiously until the drinks break at twenty two overs, Kenilworth 70 for 2.

After the break both batsmen began to increase the scoring tempo, as boundaries were starting to be found on a regular basis. The pair added a fine 103 in twenty three overs, before Shanker fell for a solid 54, his innings containing 10 x 4. Jack Howard joined Dadswell, the pair added 26 before Dadswell was bowled for 53, his innings having 1 x 6 and 9 x 4, Kenilworth 167 for 4 in the 38th over, Ben Maney joined Howard, these two adding 20 before Maney was bowled for five, Kenilworth now 187 for 5, Ed Smith now with Howard got Kenilworth to 207 for 5 from their forty five overs, Howard finished 48 not out, including three big sixes. Thorne with 2 for 41 from eight overs was the most successful in the Earlswood bowling line up.

The home side started in positive fashion, putting on 37 in eight overs, before Ed Smith bowled B. Fitzgerald for 11, the second wicket fell with the first ball of the next over, Sam Leach having Weir caught behind by Andy Dadswell for 15, Earlswood now 37 for 2. Jack Howard replaced Smith, he too was among the wickets, taking three wickets in his first three overs, including two in two, the second via a smart catch from Kasun Wickramasinghe, Earlswood now in trouble at 79 for 5, Will Machin replaced skipper Leach, he too soon among the wickets, bowling Green for two, Matt Dadswell replaced Howard and had Thorne lbw in his first over for four, Earlswood 97 for 8. The home side rallied, but a direct run out from Sam Leach left the home side on the brink at 145 for 9, Will Machin took the last wicket via a catch from Geoff Hay, Earlswood all out for 151 in the 39th over. There were wickets for Jack Howard 4 for 19 off seven overs, Will Machin 2 for 31 from 7.2 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 6 off five overs, Ed Smith 1 for 22 off seven overs and skipper Sam Leach with 1 for 28 off ten overs.

The home side were indebted to 67 extras, 44 of which were wides but Kenilworth were the winners by 56 runs, Kenilworth taking 22 points.