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Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

2nd. XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to high flying Coleshill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture and left the winners by a huge 135 runs to take the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers, Mark Stranks and Ben Whidborne, put on 29 for the first wicket before Whidborne fell for 19 in the eighth over. Dan Horner joined Stranks at the wicket and both batsmen were able to get the scoreboard moving. Stranks was to be the second wicket to fall but not before the pair had added a superb 133 together in twenty eight overs. Mark Stranks was dismissed for a fine 70 – his innings containing 9 x 4. Charlie Stranks then joined Horner in the middle but Horner was soon to follow having made a strong 50 with 5 x 4, as Kenilworth slipped from 162 for 1 to 164 for 4. However, Charlie Stranks remained steadfast and saw his side over two hundred, as he made 45 not out, together with Max Howard who made 16 not out, The side finished on 242 for 7 from their fifty overs. Tyler with 3 for 47 was the most successful bowler for Coleshill.

Coleshill started their reply in a very positive manner and they had 60 on the board in only six overs, but they lost two wickets in the progress, as Ryan Bull struck twice, including the dangerous Waugh for an aggressive 39, his innings included five sixes, Bull finishing with 2 for 30 from seven overs.

But when the skipper Geoff Edmunds introduced himself and fellow spinner Chris Beach, the visitors took total control of the game. The wily Edmunds was to wreak havoc on the home batting, as he ripped through the batting taking an amazing 6 for 18 from ten overs. His partner Chris Beach took the other two wickets, finishing with 2 for 19 off six overs. The home side collapsed from 59 for 1 to 107 all out on 26th over. There were also two catches each for Dan Horner and Ben Whidborne, as the visitors eased to their victory.


Rain ruins the game and the 2’s chances

2nd XI v. Bridge Trust Old Boys 1’s


On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Bridge Trust Old Boy’s 1sts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat the visitors made a solid start under grey skies but seamer Ian Baker made the first breakthrough for the home side with the score on 46 and from 81 for 1 when Bridge Trust lost their second wicket. They were in a spot of bother at 113 for 4, as Kenilworth’s trio of spin bowlers were again doing a fine job. With rain falling quite heavily, the players were forced off the pitch with the visitors on 150 for 5 after 39 of their 50 overs.

The rain was too prove too heavy and persistent, so both teams had to settle for an abandoned draw.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks with 2 for 26, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 26, Ian Baker 1 for 29 off 9 overs and Chris Beach 1 for 37 off twelve tidy overs, Slightly making 57 and Shah ending on 46 not out for Bridge Trust. Kenilworth take 6 points on a day when the weather was too have the final say.

So close to hanging on but Dunlop win

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars


Centurions Whidbourne and Shahid guide side to victory with maiden centuries

2nd XI v. Moseley Ashfield

On Saturday 1st July Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Moseley Ashfield to play their counterparts for their Warwickshire Crucket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth asked Ashfield to bat first – a decision the home side’s openers seemed to enjoy, as Ward and Khan made light of the visitors bowling as the pair putting on an impressive 125 for the first wicket. Ward went on to make 50 and his opening partner Khan 72. The introduction of spin was to slow down the home side, as Charlie Stranks took 4 for 63 and 1 for 34 for Chris Beach, both from twelve overs, whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds also picked up a wicket, finishing with 1 for 45. Hafeez with 38 not out and Bacho 36 not out boosting the home sides total, Ashfield finishing on a very decent 269 for 7 from their fifty overs.
Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, falling to 2 for 1 then 10 for 2 before opening bat Ben Whidborne and number four Mohammed Shahid began to rebuild the innings.
The pair were beginning to bat their side back into the game, both players were finding the boundary on regular occasions, they were to put on a brilliant partnership of 190 for the third wicket and  both players went on to register maiden hundreds for Kenilworth –  Shahid making exactly 100, his innings containing 17 boundary fours and Whidborne made a sparkling 114, his innings filled with 13 fours and 4 sixes. There was  a fine innings of 43 not out from young 16 year old Elliott Haynes-Sorrell, who continued his fine season with the bat.
Kenilworth winning the game by six wickets, finishing on 273 for 4 in the 47th over. Sheals taking 3 for 54 from twelve overs for Ashfield.
The visitors reward was to take 20 points back home, on a day that belonged to Mo Shahid and Ben Whidborne. Well played lads and congratulations on achieving your maiden centuries.

Old timers Edmunds and Stranks on form in easy win

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 24th June,  Kenilworth’s seconds travelled to Studley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Studley were put into bat but struggled against the Kenilworth bowling as only opener Santh made a score of note, he went on to make 41. Wickets were shared around, but it was the captain Geoff Edmunds who stole the show, returning with yet another five wicket haul. Edmunds recorded fine figures of 5 for 28 from twelve overs bowled. There were wickets too for fellow slow bowlers Chris Beach with 2 for 17 off eight tidy overs, leg break bowler Mo Shahid 2 for 23 off six overs and 1 for 11 off five overs for Charlie Stranks, as Studley were all out for an under par 132.
Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got the visitors off to a fine start in their reply, recording their third fifty plus opening partnership in a row, Horner making 23 out of the 65 run opening stand. Nathan Chant added 13, but it was Mark Stranks with a superb innings of 72 that saw his side home, his innings containing 9 x 4 and 1 x 6, Kenilworth finishing on 133 for 3, to win by seven wickets in only 28 overs. Three separate wicket takers for Studley, but Kenilworth recorded a comfortable victory and take 20 points home.