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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.

Side posts 308 as Barclay hits 85 and Casey 62 but Griff hang on

2nd XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

 

On Saturday 23rd June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Griff and Coton for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Skipper Matt Casey chose to bat first in glorious conditions on a belting pitch. Openers Mark Stranks and David Barclay made a very positive start, the pair putting on 62 in ten overs for the first wicket, Stranks the first wicket to fall, making 29. Barclay was joined by Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and these two really got the score moving, a combination of boundaries and good running saw the pair add 103 together for the second wicket, Sorrell out for 40. A third wicket for the visitors, Kenilworth now 185 for 3. Then Skipper Matt Casey joined Barclay, the pair adding 39, Barclay falling with the score on 224,after making his best score for Kenilworth of 85 that contained 8 x 4 & 1 x 6. Another wicket with the score on 224, but Casey was still there, Kenilworth’s sixth wicket fell on 241, Charlie Stranks (18) added 44 with Casey, now 285 for 7, Casey recorded his second fifty of the season, making a fine 62 (7 x 4), falling in the penultimate over. Kenilworth finished on 308 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. For Griff and Coton, Celvet with 3 for 44 and Laller 2 for 69 were the most successful bowlers.

Joey Poole made an early breakthrough for the home side, bowling Laller for 0, Griff 11 for 1. But opening bat Keshwala and Borne dug in for the visitors and began to build a solid partnership, the pair added 79, Borne out for 34 the visitors now 90 for 2. Rahman was run out for 4, Griff now 109 for 3.

Kenilworth kept chipping away at the visitors batting, but with overs running out and Griff holding on for the draw, with the score on 147 for 7, only a few overs remaining to force the win, another wicket in the last over, but Griff held on for the draw, finishing a long way short on 163 for 8 from their fifty overs. Keshwala made 60 for the visitors, for the home side Chris Beach with 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 10, Jack Howard 1 for 36 and Matt Casey 1 for 37 taking the bowling honours.

Kenilworth taking 17 points for the winning draw.

 

One loss, one win in T20 day.

Arden Sunday League T20 day

 

The Sunday XI had an entertaining day at Birmingham League Knowle & Dorridge’s ground as they participated in a triangular round of T20 matches between them, K & D and Midland Lankans in the Arden Sunday Cricket League T20 competition.

Underdogs, the Sunday XI lost against K & D but ended the day with a very good win over the Midland Lankans.

Sunday XI v. Knowle & Dorridge

K & D batted first and reached a very stiff 209-8 from their 20 overs as opener Janjua hit a blistering 111 as he and fellow opener, Murrow, 32 put on 131 for the 1st. wicket, the side’s only scores of note. The Kenilworth bowlers settled down into a good rhythm once the pair were out and wickets started to fall with Darius Potten-Ravenshad picking up 3-30 from his 4 overs and fellow spinner Jorjeet Singh 3-35 from his. There was a wicket a piece for Pat Howard and Henry Curran, whilst keeper Tom Booker took 3 catches behind the stumps.

Undaunted with the K & D total, the Kenilworth batsmen stayed positive throughout their innings as Chris Prophet and Booker put on 86 for the 1st wicket. After Prophet departed for 31, Booker continued on his way to a fine half century making 59 before he fell. However, K &D remained on top but Pat Howard was in dangerous form. However, in the last over the side needed 29 and this proved too much. Howard hit 3 sixes and ended the day unbeaten on 55 but his efforts were in vain as the Kenilworth side ended on 200-6 to lose by 9 runs.

 

Sunday XI v. Midland Lankans

In their second match of the day, the Sunday XI restricted Midland Lankans to 115-9 in their 20 over allocation as the side’s bowlers were on top throughout the innings. Only Joy at 8 made any contribution of note as he made 28 not out for the Lankans. Good bowling saw Steve Rhodes take 2-28, Matt Casey 2-14, Charlie Stranks 2-18, Potten-Ravenshad 2-13 and Henry Curran 1-23.

Booker then led the Kenilworth side to victory as they reached 117-5 in 18.1 overs to cap off a fine day for him as he hit his second half century of the day making a fine 67 not out. Curran chipped in with 16 and Prophet 12 in the side’s win as Lankans’ Saliya and Pasan both took 2-23 each and Arsha 1-19 to cap off a good and positive day for the Sunday XI.

2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

Horner and Casey give a master batting display

2nd XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 9th June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Birmingham side Coleshill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and gave a superb all round performance that saw them victors.

The visitors won the toss and asked the home side to bat first, skipper Dan Horner and Ant Kerry opened the batting, the pair made a strong start to their sides innings, putting on 53 for the first wicket before Kerry was unfortunately run out for 12. Ben Whidbourne was dismissed cheaply, the home side now 69 for 2, this bought young George Baines to the crease, he and skipper Horner adding a further 59 for the third wicket, Kenilworth now 128 for 3, Baines caught for 16, Horner now bringing up his fifty.

The wicket of Baines bought Matt Casey to join his Captain, this is where the home side began to make Hay in the sunshine, both players starting to find plenty of gaps in the field, the boundaries were now flowing, in no time at all, Casey too had his maiden fifty, Horner too closing in too on personal milestone, Horner hitting a four to bring up his maiden hundred, a quite brilliant innings, by now the visitors heads were down, having no answer to Horner and Casey, Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 285 for 3 from their fifty overs. Horner ending unbeaten on a superb 126 (16 x 4) and Matt Casey also unbeaten, his 80 not out off only 62 balls with 11 x 4, including a series of cheeky reverse sweep strikes as the pair adding a superb stand of 157 unbroken for the fourth wicket off just 132 balls. For Coleshill Maguire took 2 for 65.

After the tea interval, Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Joey Poole and Matt Casey soon had the visitors batsmen walking back to the pavilion, Coleshill soon struggling on 9 for 2, Ali batting at number three made 31 and Maguire 33 batting at five, but the visitors lost wickets regularly, 40 for 3 then 71 for 5, 100 for 7, as spinning pair Chris Beach and Charlie Stranks also got amongst the wickets, Coleshill on the brink on 151 for 9, and soon after that in the 40th over, Coleshill all out for 153. Islah with 30 not out couldn’t save his side. Wickets shared for the home side, Joey Poole with 2 for 35 from eleven overs, Matt Casey 2 for 34 from eight, Chris Beach 2 for 23 from eleven overs, 2 for 21 for Charlie Stranks and a wicket for young seamer Max Howard with 1 for 11.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 132 runs, taking the maximum 24 points, on a day when Dan Horner and Matt Casey won’t forget.