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Sides get the game on and 3rd XI win

3rd XI v. Earlswood


On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth’s Third team entertained Earlswood fifths at their Harbury ground for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

After a short shower before the start time of 1.30 the Kenilworth opening batsmen Uma Shanker and Geoff Hay strode to the crease looking to be positive once again.

The pair were to add 54 for the first wicket before Hay was dismissed for 26, number three Andy Dadswell joined Shanker, the pair adding a further 52 for the second wicket before Shanker was run out for 48, as he continues to have a fine debut season for Kenilworth. After a rain delay of forty minutes , Danny Boneham joined Dadswell, as the pair added another 52, this time for the third wicket, before Dadswell departed for 45. With now light rain falling, both sides decided to play through it. A brief cameo from Ed Smith of 22 including two sixes and two fours. Boneham went on to make a fine 55 (4 x 4), as the home side made a season best score of 251 for 7 from their forty five overs.

For Earlswood, Pettigrew with 2 for 11 and Earles 2 for 32 were the most successful bowlers for the visitors.

With the wicket covered, the players went in for a much deserved tea.

The Earlswood openers went out to bat in very light rain, by now it had almost stopped. With a reduced target of 185 needed in 33 overs, Ed Smith soon had the Earlswood in trouble at 8 for 2, a wicket too for his opening partner Nick Moore, saw them at 14 for 3. Skipper Sam Leach replaced Moore, Leach striking with his first ball thanks to a smart catch from Matt Dadswell, now the visitors were 16 for 4, Kenilworth now in total control. Shingardie was to counter attack for Earlswood, he hit a quick fire 45 including three big sixes, before Matt Dadswell knocked his middle stump back. With only one other batsman making double figures, the weather was holding, but the light was fading now, when the final ball was bowled, the time was ten to nine, after their 33 overs, Earlswood finished on 103 for 8. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith with 2 for 11 from seven hostile overs, Nick Moore 1 for 9 off six overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 25 and skipper Sam Leach with 2 for 40 off seven overs.

Kenilworth the winners by 82 runs for the sides third win in a row. Both sides must take credit for not letting the weather have the final say. Kenilworth take 23 points for their fine efforts on and off the pitch.



Curran and Howard star as all the young Sunday XI do well

Sunday XI v. Marton

On a glorious Sunday 2nd July, Kenilworth entertained Marton in a forty overs a side friendly. 

Visitors edge it

Sunday XI v. Woodleigh

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI  hosted Woodleigh for a forty overs a side friendly on Sunday 25th June.

Visitors Woodleigh were asked to bat first and seamer Indy Matharu (1 for 28) struck an early blow, reducing the visitors to 5 for 1, but Taylor and White went on to put a huge partnership of 158 for the second wicket, White survived two chances before he reached 50, off 54 balls, and went to make a hard hitting 106 – his second 50 took only another 25 balls, (12 x 4 & 4 x 6). Taylor made a more sedate 56, as the home bowler’s struggled to contain the Woodleigh batsmen and they visitors ended on 226 for 6 from their forty overs. Other Kenilworth wicket takers  were Matt Dadswell 1 for 29 from 8 overs and 2 for 36 from 7 overs from Tom Skinner whilst Henry Curran affected two smart run outs.
Kenilworth lost Henry Curran for 10, one of four lbw decisions, but Danny Boneham (24) added 44 for the second wicket with Matt Casey (25), batting at four. Adam Huxford made a solid 57 (7 x 4), but the home side were always behind the rate, Elliott Haynes-Sorrell added 18 and Darius Potten-Ravenshad finished 30 not out, but Kenilworth were to ended just short on 205 for 9 from their forty overs.
Woodleigh the winners by 21 runs. White finished his fine day with 2 for 22 and Price 1 for 21 off eight tidy overs. A decent game of cricket, edged by the visitors.


Teachers given their second lesson in a month by the youngsters

Sunday XI v. Leicester Teachers Mossdale

Kenilworth travelled to Leicestershire to play Leicester Teachers for a 38/42 overs friendly on Sunday 11th June.

After losing the toss, Kenilworth were asked to field, but at this stage the visitors only had seven fielders, four being held up behind a crash on the way to the ground. After discussing this situation, the two captains agreed that Kenilworth should bat first.
Matt Casey (19) and Henry Curran (17) put on 27 for the first wicket, skipper Dan Horner with 17 and Danny Boneham 25 kept the scoreboard moving, but after these two were dismissed, a flurry of wickets left the visitors at 110 for 7, but thanks to teenagers Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and Ben Maney, who together went on to put an unbroken partnership of 63 for the eighth wicket, with Haynes-Sorrell making 41 not out and Maney unbeaten on 21 Kenilworth finished on 173 for 7 from their 42 overs. Muggleton with 4 for 24 was the star bowler for the Teachers.
The home side’s reply got off to bad start, slipping to 10 for 1, 23 for  2 then to 50 for 6, as young seamer Matthew Dadswell returned fine figures of 2 for 10 off 8 overs with 4 maidens. He was well supported by Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2 for 17 also off eight overs, the home side were finding runs hard to come by and with a draw a possible result, they were defending for their lives, trying to bat out the 38 overs, but further wickets kept the visitors in the hunt for the win. Spinners Henry Curran 2 for 8 off eight overs and Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 off eight overs, left the home side on the brink, whilst  seamer Jono Sparks chipped in with a wicket in his only over. Skipper Horner constantly changed his bowlers around intelligently and turned to Matt Casey to bowl the penultimate over. With his first ball he induced an edge behind to claim the last wicket and take the side to victory. Kenilworth won by a huge 104 runs, with eleven balls remaining, as Leicester Teachers were all out for just 69. Ben Whidborne and captain keeper Dan Horner also took two catches each in the field. Only Stean with 23 and McDonald 14 made a double figure score.
Well played Kenilworth’s youngsters.

Norton’s Pyatt has a field day

Sunday XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted near neighbours Norton Lindsey on Sunday 4th June for a forty overs a side match friendly.

Norton opted for first use of the wicket but lost a wicket to the second ball of their innings through Ian Baker (1 for 47) and they were soon in bigger peril, as young opening bowler Matt Dadswell took two quick wickets to reduce the visitors to 23 for 3. Dadswell was to finish with a decent 2 for 32 off eight overs.
Pyatt and Norton captain Kite began to rebuild their side’s innings as Pyatt in particular was finding the boundary ropes frequently. The pair put on a fine 98 for the fourth wicket but both fell in quick succession – Pyatt went to a smart stumping to Dan Horner for a superb 76, and Kite following in the next over for 29. After Kite’s dismissal, the players went off for rain, tea was taken early and the match was reduced to 38 overs per side. On resumption, Webber began to get his side up to a defendable total, eventually finishing on 48 not out, after another short rain delay. Norton finishing on 196 for 9 from their thirty eight overs. Seamer Ryan Bull took four quick wickets in his second spell, to finish with 4 for 47 from eight overs. There were wickets too for captain Geoff Edmunds 1 for 12 and Sam Leach with 1 for 26, his wicket courtesy of a first senior catch for Matt Dadswell.
Kenilworth made a steady start in their pursuit of 197, as openers Danny Boneham with 23 and Dan Horner (31), together putting on 40 for the first wicket. After Boneham was out, Chris Prophet joined Horner and the pair put on exactly 50 for the second wicket, Prophet scoring 39 of those runs. But from 107 for 2, Kenilworth collapsed, as batsmen decided to test the throwing and catching of Norton’s Pyatt in the field. He was to affect two direct hit run outs and four catches.
In the end Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 152 in the 34th over.
Only young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 16 made another double figure score apart from the top three. There were two wickets for Kite, Willcox and Mullen for the visitors but it was Pyatt’s day with bat and in the field, as he was to star in his sides 44 run win, the game ironically finishing in lovely sunshine.