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Wootton win in the wet

Reports - Lose

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 10th September, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Leek Wootton in forty overs a side friendly.

Wootton won the toss and decided to bat first as opening pair Couchman and Allinson made a solid start, putting on 57 for the first wicket in twelve overs before Couchman fell to safe hands of Danny Boneham for 25 off the bowling of Will Machin. Budd joined Allinson at the crease, the pair went in search of upping the run rate, Budd looked in ominous form before Matt Dadswell bowled him middle stump. Wootton went from 114 for 1 to 116 for 3, with Ryan Bull sending Garman’s middle stump cartwheeling, Allinson went on to make a fine 65 for the visitors, as he became the first of four bowled victims for the impressive Freddie Davies, including three wickets in one over, young Davies having figures of 4 for 31 off seven overs.

Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were Will Machin with 2 for 51 off eight overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 25 off his eight overs, Ryan Bull with 1 for 28 off seven overs and last but not least, keeper, batsman and now bowler Dan Horner, who took the last two wickets, 2.1 overs over, having figures of 2 for 3. Wootton all out for 184 after 38 overs.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start to their reply, losing a wicket second ball and with the score on 17 for 1, the players were forced off due a spell of heavy rain onto an outfield already pretty wet, the prospect of any more play looked remote.

Suddenly the rain stopped, the skies brightened and play began again, Kenilworth now had a reduced run chase of 158 needed off 34 overs, returning batsmen Tom Anscombe and Jono Sparks started brightly at the resumption of play, until Sparks fell for 19 and Anscombe clean bowled for 10, with the home side in trouble. Henry Curran began to rebuild Kenilworth’s innings, but he was running out of partners, as batsmen came and went. A cameo of 19 from Freddie Davies, including two sixes, revived the home side’s chances but when he fell, all hopes were left with Curran, with ten needed off two overs but only one wicket in hand Curran was stumped for a fine 66, an innings that came so close to winning the game for his side, his knock containing six fours.

Kenilworth all out for 147 after 32 overs, Couchman doing the damage in the middle order with a spell of 4 for 20 from seven overs, Garman chipped in with 3 for 30 for Leek Wootton, who were the winners by ten runs.

All in all, with a wet ground and a rain delay, both sides take credit for playing the game in difficult conditions.

 

 

Seconds hang on

Reports - losing draw

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.

 

Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

Reports - Win

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.

 

Horner’s boys lose first match of season

Reports - Lose

Sunday XI v. Old Coftonians

 

On Sunday 23rd July, Kenilworth hosted Old Coftonians at their Warwick Road ground in a 40 overs a side friendly.

Asked to bat first Old Coftonians made a strong start to their innings, Azfar was in blistering form in the first few overs, and in no time he had a fifty to his name, first change bowler from the pavilion end, Matt Dadswell made the first breakthough with the score on 69, Dadswell finishing with excellent figures of 1 for 26 from seven overs.

With spinner Charlie Stranks introduced from the Leek Wootton end, the visitors slipped to 91 for 4, Stranks having recovered from an early onslaught on his bowling to record figures of 2 for 40 from six overs. Although still at the crease, Azfar was still there, but he was finding it harder to score his runs now, only managing singles. Tidy bowling from spinners Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 29 from eight overs and Geoff Edmunds 1 for 22 slowing the visitor’s scoring.

Needing three in the final over, Azfar managed to scramble the single he needed off the last ball, he just managed to glove the last ball, ending up on exactly 100 not out, his innings containing 8 x 4 and a 1 x 6. There was a wicket too for seamer Matt Casey with 1 for 33 from six overs, as Old Coftonians finished on 198 for 7 from their forty overs.

Kenilworth had a bad start to their reply, losing their first wicket with the score on three, then in further trouble at 15 for 2, as the home batsmen were unable to make any impact on the Coftonians bowling attack. Two further wickets fell, at 49 for 4 Kenilworth were in serious danger.

After the top order failed, the middle order had no luck either, at 90 for 7 and overs running out, the home side were staring defeat in the face. Only a last wicket stand of 33 between Darius Potten-Ravenshad 21 not out and number eleven Geoff Edmunds 13, got the home side to 138 all out in the last over of forty. There were other double figure scores were Dan Boneham with 22, Freddie Davies 18, skipper Dan Horner 15 and Matt Casey 12. For the visitors, Abid was the main wicket taker with 4 for 26 from eight overs and Rushi 2 for 13.

Old Coftonians the winners by 60 runs.

 

 

Good win for the youngsters

Reports - Win

Sunday XI v. Exhall & Wixford

On Sunday 16th July, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI travelled to the Cotswolds to play Exhall and Wixford for a forty overs a side friendly fixture.