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Thirds lose out in their local derby

3rd XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV

Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to neighbours Kenilworth Wardens for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 12th May.

Asked to bat first, Wardens made a fast start, with skipper Casey and his partner Reid,  on 60 for the first wicket in only eight overs before Casey fell to catch behind by Andy Dadswell off seamer Pete Alty for 38. His wicket only inspired the home side, number three Johnson smashing the visitors bowling to all parts. The introduction of young seamer James Sparks slowed the scoring down, and he claimed the wicket of Reid for 41, and went on to claim the wicket of Johnson thanks to a fine catch from Ben Maney on the long on boundary, but not before the batsmen smashed a fine century, falling for 106. There were late runs from Sam Johnson with 47 not out saw the Warden’s finish on an imposing 311 for 4 from their forty five overs. Wicket takers for the visitors were James Sparks with 2 for 33 from six tidy overs, Pete Alty 1 for 67 from eight overs and a run involving Matt Dadswell and Andy Dadswell.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker set about the task of chasing down the huge target, but visitors Kenilworth were soon in dire trouble, slipping to 29 for 3 then 39 for 5.  Skipper Sam Leach joined Ben Maney at the crease, a much needed partnership was now desperately needed, the set about putting bat to ball, both players played aggressive cricket shots, mixed with a solid defence, with rain now starting to fall, both batsmen made batting look easy, Maney fell to a sharp catch behind off his glove for 47, falling just short of a deserved fifty, the pair putting a superb 115 for the sixth wicket. Leach went on to record his fifty soon after, he kept playing his shots before falling in the last over for a personal best score of 88, his innings containing 13 x 4’s.
Kenilworth finished just short of full batting points on 199 for 9 off their forty five overs. Mills with 3 for 31 off ten overs and Johnson 2 for 7 taking the bowling honours for the Wardens, as the home side ran out winners by 112 runs. Kenilworth take six points for their efforts.

The scorecard is on CHL Play Cricket.

http://cotswoldhillsleague.play-cricket.com/website/results/3529731

In brief, Kenilworth Wardens 311-4 (Stuart Johnson 107, James Sparks 2-33) Kenilworth 199-9 (Sam Leach 88, Ben Maney 47)

The 3rd’s lost by 112 runs.

Wardens 21 points, Kenilworth 6 points

Too few runs to defend

2nd XI v. Barby

 

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Second Team travelled to Barby for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth got off to bad start, losing both openers with the score on twelve, but number three Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and number four James Alty began to recover their sides innings, the pair batting sensibly together, Alty was dismissed for 24, the pair added 77 for the third wicket, but Alty’s wicket sparked a collapse for the visitors, Haynes-Sorrell top scoring with 46, but at 104 for 6 they slumped to 113 for 8 and finally were all out for 127 in the 49th over.

For Barby, Knobs took an impressive 4 for 21 from twelve overs.

The home side made a solid start to their reply, openers Craven and Joe putting on 47 for the first wicket, Craven making a solid 30 for his side.

Spin twin elders Chris Beach with 2 for 21 from eleven overs and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took 1 for 34 off ten overs bowled well for the visitors, the pair keeping the home side’s reply in check, but Knobs was to have a fine game for his side, adding an unbeaten 33 to his four wickets earlier in the day. There was a wicket too for KCC’ s young Will Machin, 1 for 11. Catches for Sam Leach, Ben Maney and James Alty supported the bowlers well in the field, but Barby were to run out winners on the day by six wickets, finishing on 128 for 4 in the thirty eighth over.

Kenilworth finish their season at Attleborough on Saturday 9th.

Seconds hang on

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s Second Team hosted Weoley Hill seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a hot and sun drenched day, visitors Weoley Hill opted to bat first, opening pair Grant and McConvey made a slow but steady start to their sides innings, the pair going on to put on 98 for the first wicket in twenty nine overs, Grant making 32 and McConvey 51.

Batting at five, Procter began to accelerate his sides innings, he played an aggressive innings, before he was bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 58, Smith added 30 not out, Weoley Hill posting 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wickets takers for the hosts were, Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 40 from twelve overs and young seamer Max Howard with 3 for 42 from seven overs, Dan Horner affecting two smart stumpings behind the wickets.

After a well earned tea, Kenilworth’s opening pair Nathan Chant (19) and Dan Horner (12) put on 33 for the first wicket in fourteen overs, but from 33 for 0, Kenilworth slumped to 49 for 4. Young Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard at the crease, the pair batted sensibly together, putting on 35 for the sixth wicket before Dadswell was bowled for a fine 25.

The only other double figure scores were Ben Maney with 11 and Max Howard with ten, as Kenilworth limped to 118 for 7 from their fifty overs, as they held out for the losing draw.

For the visitors, Rogers bowled well, taking. 3 for 19. The side have two remaining fixtures and look assured of a mid table finish.

 

2nds hang in there

2nd XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 29th August, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Solihull Municipal away for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Municipal were asked to bat first and seamer Ryan Bull struck in the first over, as the home side were 6 for 1. However, the early loss didn’t affect the home side as opener Bissett with a solid 51 and number three Lewis with 39 added 90 for the second wicket in eighteen overs. Yet, two more quick wickets had the home side in a spot of bother at 109 for 4 then 162 for 7.

Spin was doing the damage, with the trio of Chris Beach with 2 for 47 from twelve overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 39 also from twelve overs and young Tom Skinner taking 2 for 44, along with seamer Ryan Bull who 2 for 40 from ten overs, added to with two smart run outs, the home side were eventually all out for 198 in the 48th over.

Kenilworth, too, lost a wicket in the first over of their innings. After a rain delay for twenty minutes, their innings was reduced to 48 overs.

Kenilworth were finding it hard to get keep the scoreboard moving and never threatened to pull off the win, as only Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 28, Ben Maney 14 and a cameo 19 from Chris Beach got a double figure score.

Young Matt Dadswell with 9 and Ryan Bull 2 not out, batted through twelve overs together, until Dadswell was out with three overs left, Bull and Tom Skinner 4 not out saw their side to 110 for 8 off their forty eight overs to grind out a losing draw.

There were wickets for Hands who took 3 for 19 off twelve overs and Aziz taking 2 for 30  for Solihull Municipal, Kenilworth taking 6 points for their efforts.

 

Alvechurch far too strong for the 3rds.

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.