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So close to hanging on but Dunlop win

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

Young guns have fun in the sun…….and so close Henry!

Sunday XI v. Fladbury

On Sunday 9th July, Kenilworth’s young side played host to Fladbury in a forty overs a side friendly.

Asked to bat first, visitors Fladbury made a steady start to their innings, Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the first wicket, clean bowling Clayton for 21 with the score on 47. Batting at three for the visitors was Edwards and he was to go on to make a solid 53 for his side, but it was the Fladbury number six Dixon who really got his side’s innings going, his aggressive 69 not out contained 8 fours and 2 sixes, as the home bowlers toiled in the summer heat. Fladbury posting a decent 228 for 6 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2 for 54 from eight overs, Matt Casey 1 for 37 off eight overs and a wicket for Max Howard, 1 for 28 off six overs, added to a smart run out each to Henry Curran and Max Howard.

The Kenilworth reply got off to superb start as opening bats Dan Horner and Henry Curran soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting the bowling to the boundary on a regular basis, along with all run fours, the pair were having fun in the sun. They put putting on a hundred partnership in only 18 overs. As Curran was in sight of a well deserved century, he managed to chip the ball to mid wicket and was out agonisingly one short, out for 99, his innings containing 17 fours and 3 sixes, his partnership with captain Horner worth 167 in just 26 overs and his weekend run tally (and average) amounting to 169. Well done, young man!

Max Howard came out at three to join captain Horner, he too soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair adding 53 before Horner was bowled for a superb 79, his innings containing 6 fours and 1 six. With nine runs needed, it was left to Ben Whidborne (4 not out) and young Howard to win the game for Kenilworth, Max Howard ending on 39 not out to hit the winning runs with four overs left.

Kenilworth finishing on 231 for 2, to win by eight wickets.

 

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.

 

Excellent hard fought and close game in excellent weather

Sunday XI v. Hampton & Solihull

 

On a glorious Sunday 18th June, Kenilworth hosted Hampton Solihull at their Warwick Road ground in a Sunday 40 overs a side match and it went down to the last ball of the match.

Home captain Dan Horner won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat first. Disaster struck second ball, as Kenilworth were 0 for 1 but Henry Curran was joined by Jono Sparks, the pair adding a smart 48 for the second wicket, before Sparks fell to a sharp catch for an aggressive 32.Enter the skipper Dan Horner at four, he and Curran adding a further 42 for the third wicket, Curran fell misjudging a full toss for 28. Horner made a fine 42, then it was down to Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and all-rounder Matt Casey to get the side to a competitive total, the pair put on an impressive 65 for the fifth wicket, before both were out in the last over, Haynes-Sorrell making 41 and Casey 30, Kenilworth finishing on 193 for 6 from their forty overs. For Hampton Solihull, Rollinson taking 2 for 23 from 8 overs and Edvy taking 2 for 45 also from 8 overs.
 
Hampton Solihull looked to be positive in their chase, but lost Mackey for 15 with the score on 18, Matthew Dadswell (1 for 23) removing him courtesy of a fine catch in the outfield by skipper Dan Horner as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell was given the chance to remember how to keep wicket. Veteran spinner Andy Smith was introduced from the Leek Wootton end and was soon in the wickets, reducing Hampton to 53 for 3.  Smith finished with 2 for 32 from his 8 overs. Number three Gupta and number four Taylor began the rebuild, the pair putting on 60 for the 4th wicket, when Gupta was dismissed for 34, Taylor was joined by James, these two batted aggressively, the pair putting on 58 in quick time for the 5th wicket, James was dismissed off the bowling of Henry Curran thanks to a fine boundary catch from Tom Skinner for 38. With a smart run out of Taylor by the skipper Horner for a good innings of 66, with it went the away side’s hopes, eleven were needed off the last over, another wicket for Curran thanks to a smart catch from young James Sparks. With six needed off the last ball, the visitors only managed a scrambled two, Hampton Solihull finishing on 190 for 7 from their forty overs. A wicket too for spinner Tom Skinner with 1 for 41 from his 8 overs, and Henry Curran with 2 for 12 from 3 overs at the end.
 
Kenilworth winning a fantastic game of cricket in fantastic weather by three runs.
 

2’s lose out……….just

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 17th June, Kenilworth’s second XI hosted Solihull Municipal for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a glorious hot and sunny June day, Kenilworth opted to bat first and usual opening pair, Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got their side off to a solid start,  putting on 55 for the first wicket, before Stranks fell for 20. Number three Nathan Chant with 17, added 45 with Horner to get Kenilworth to 100 for 2. Horner went on to make a fine 60, his innings containing 8 boundary fours. An impressive 37 not out by young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and cameos from Charlie Stranks with 22 and Steve Rhodes 13, got Kenilworth to a decent 207 for 6 from their fifty overs. For the visitors, Walsh with 3 for 29 was the pick of the Municipal bowling.
 
Opener Bissett with 36 got his side off to a solid start in their reply but it would be Walsh, batting at number three who was to be the mainstay of the Municipal reply as he went on to make .
 
Kenilworth gave everything, but Walsh was to be the difference in the end. Wickets for seamer Steve Rhodes with 2 for 38, debutant leg spinner Shahid with 2 for 52 from 12 overs and off spinner Chris Beach with 1 for 29. Solihull Municipal finishing on 208 for 6, to win by four wickets in the 48th over.