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2nd XI triumphant!

2nd. XI v. Knowle and Dorridge IV

WIN!

 

Kenilworth’s Saturday 2nd. XI opened up their 2019 Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight season with an away fixture at Knowle and Dorridge 4ths at Catherine de Barnes  on Saturday 20th April.

 
In glorious conditions, visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, opening pair Danny Boneham and skipper Matt Casey made a positive start, both player’s looked in good touch until Casey fell lbw to Hafeez for 11, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Boneham, he soon got the scoreboard moving, hitting the boundary board early on. A mix up between the pair resulted in Boneham being run out for 18, Kenilworth 56 for 2. Ben Maney joined Potten-Ravenshad, but fell for 5, from 56 for 1, the visitors slipped to 79 for 5, but Potten-Ravenshad looked in imperious form, and brought up his fifty with one of eight fours. But when he was well caught and bowled by Doger for 67, Kenilworth were struggling on 125 for 7, two more quick wickets fell and the visitors were struggling on 131 for 9, George Jeyaratnam batting at eight was in positive mood, along with number eleven Dave Gamble the pair added 40 for the last wicket, Jeyaratnam last man out for 34, Kenilworth ending in 171 all out in 40 overs of their fifty. For Knowle and Dorridge  Haffeez, Khan, Doger, and Ramesh taking two wickets each, as the players headed off for tea.

Knowle lost a wicket in the first over of their reply, Jeyaratnam bowling Afub first ball, his opening new ball partner Dave Gamble also struck an early blow removing Waseem for 10, caught behind by Dan Boneham, the home side 17 for 2. Ali joined opener Shakill, together the pair looked on good touch, taking the score to 53, before young Theo Mannion, replacing Gamble, had Shakill caught behind by Dan Boneham for 24. Matt Dadswell replaced Jeyaratnam, he was bowling a tidy line and length, and was rewarded with an lbw decision, the home side 62 for 4. Tom Skinner replaced Mannion, he too struck early, thanks to a sharp catch from skipper Casey at short cover, and the home side were 66 for 6 when Dadswell had the dangerous Ali lbw for 24. Young leg spinner Dan Roden replaced Matt Dadswell, and struck straight away, another wicket for Skinner thanks to a brilliant catch on the long on boundary from George Jeyaratnam, Haffeez out for a breezy 20, Knowle now in deep trouble on 89 for 8. There was a second wicket for Roden, via a smart stumping from Dan Boneham, 95 for 9 became 95 all out, Tom Skinner bowling the last man.

A fine team performance, saw Kenilworth win by 76 runs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Tom Skinner with 3 for 18 from 5.4 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 8 off 6 tidy overs, Dan Roden a smart 2 for 10 from 3 overs, George Jeyaratnam 1 for 13 from 5 overs, Dave Gamble 1 for 13 off three and 1 for 27 for Theo Mannion from 6 overs.

Kenilworth take 24 points in their opening match of the League campaign for the perfect start to the season.

 

Sunday XI outdone on a chilly day in their warm up friendly

Sunday XI v. Aston Unity

 

On a freezing Sunday 14th April, Kenilworth hosted Aston Unity in forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, the Unity opening pair Kumara and Bogle looked to be positive from the start, as Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble tried to make an early breakthrough with the ball, but the visitors went to post a fifty run opening stand inside nine overs. Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and soon he had Bogle caught by skipper Matt Casey for 26, Unity 57 for 1. Skinner struck again in his next over, Cole caught by Chris Prophet for no score, 59 for 2. Number four Jordan then added 46 with Kumara for the third wicket, when Kumara was dismissed by young leg spinner Dan Rosen , bowled for 55, the visitors now 105 for 3. Rosen struck again, having Jordan caught by Matt Dadswell for 36. Connor Shingler replaced Skinner and bowled Macrame for 19 with his second Ball, then bowling Rangwala for 20, leaving Unity 177 for 6 with one over to go, George Jeyaratnam took a wicket in the last over, the visitors finishing on 180 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket’s for Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 from eight overs, Connor Shingler 2 for 10 off four, Dan Roden with 2 for 55 from eight overs and 1 for 25 for George Jeyaratnam off six overs.

Kenilworth made a steady start to their reply , opening pair David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 36 for the first wicket, before Edmunds miss timed a drive and was caught for 18, Prophet was joined by Connor Shingler, but he fell cheaply for 2 off Hayden Bogle, Kenilworth now 45 for 2. Skipper Matt Casey then joined Prophet, he looked in good touch, but he fell for 15, the home side now 82 for 3 at the half way stage. Prophet was to follow soon after for 39, caught off the bowling of Chandler, 86 for 4 now. Will Thompson on debut made 10 and George Jeyaratnam 3, the home side in trouble on 126 for 6. Further quick wicket’s going , Tom Skinner for 4, keeper Darius Potten-Ravenshad for 15, the home side on the brink on 134 for 8. Rangwala doing the damage, Matt Dadswell was caught for a single and Roden was the last wicket to fall for 5, as Kenilworth were all out for 139 in the 32nd over. Rangwala finishing with figures of 5 for 19 off only 4.3 overs and Hayden Bogle with 3 for 24 from eight overs. Aston Unity the winners by 41 runs.

Success in Sunday season’s opener

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

 

On a chilly Sunday 7th April, Kenilworth CC hosted near neighbours Leek Wootton CC for the first Sunday fixture of the season.
As the same as normal for Sunday games, both sides have forty overs each.

Having lost the toss, home captain Elliott Haynes Sorrell was asked to bat first by Wootton skipper Stuart Budd. Henry Curran and David Edmunds opened up for the home side, the pair made a steady and watchful start, the pair began to get the scoreboard moving, they had just bought up the first fifty opening stand of the season, at 53 Curran was brilliantly caught at mid wicket by Budd, Curran out for 13. Young batsman George Baines joined Edmunds, both players looked in good touch, Edmunds in particular starting to find the boundary, going on to bring up a fine half century, he was to fall soon after for 62 off 80 balls, with 8 x 4, the pair adding 53 together. Debutant Joe Atkinson joined Baines, but fell to another sharp catch by Budd, going for 6.

Skipper Haynes Sorrell joined young Baines, both played with aggressive intensity, along with some inventive hitting by Sorrell, including two stylish sixes. Baines fell near the end of innings for a fine forty. Haynes Sorrell with 28 not out, got his side to 198 for 4 from their forty overs. For visitors Leek Wootton, Vakil taking 2 for 26, as the players headed off for tea.

On the resumption, the Wootton openers looked to chase down their target, but bowling the first over, Dave Gamble, bowling from the bottom end, struck straight away, bowling the Wootton opener Burge for one , his opening partner, young Matthew Dadswell, bowling from the pavilion end, struck with his first ball of the season, Henry Curran taking the catch at extra cover to dismiss Jenkins for 5. The visitors 6 for 2 off two overs.

Skipper Stuart Budd joined Homer, looking to rebuild their sides innings, they went on to add 69 together before Homer was bowled by debutant George Jeyaratnam for 24, Jeyaratnam replaced Gamble from the bottom end, with the next ball the Wootton number five was run out via a direct throw from Henry Curran, the visitors in trouble on 75 for 4, a lot now depending on Budd, he went on to make a fine fifty, Wootton slipped to 111 for 6 thanks to Jeyaratnam and Tom Skinner Budd still at the crease. Joe Atkinson replaced Jeyaratnam, and struck with his second ball, Wotton’s eighth wicket fell on 150, thanks to a run out from Matthew Dadswell, Atkinson removed Budd lbw for fine 76, 151 for 9 became 153 all out, another lbw for Atkinson, Leek Wootton all out for 153 in twenty nine overs.

Wickets shared for the home side, Joe Atkinson with 3 for 25 off six overs, George Jeyaratnam 2 for 17 off five overs, Dave Gamble and Matthew Dadswell both with 1 for 22 and a wicket for Tom Skinner with 1 for 33.
Kenilworth winning their first match of the season by forty five runs.

Thirds win their last of the season and deny the visitors promotion

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

WIN !!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted promotion hopefuls Winchcombe for their last Cotswold Hills League Division 6 fixture of the season.

Winchcombe were put into to bat first and Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Ed Smith bowled superbly, young Dadswell struck first via a smart catch from skipper Sam Leach at gully, the visitors 10 for 1, that became 12 for 2 thanks to smart thinking from Ant Kerry, running out the other opener after a failed lbw appeal caught the non striker napping. Smith opened his account, Winchcombe 14 for 3, another wicket for Dadswell thanks to another smart grab, this time from Geoff Hay, the visitors 21 for 4. After both bowlers finished their first spells, both bowling a miserly seven overs each, the visitors 21 for 4. Dave Gamble replaced Smith and Geoff Edmunds replaced Dadswell, the tight bowling continued, both bowling maidens first up, then Edmunds struck, bowling the visitors skipper, choosing to leave a ball that went on to hit his leg stump, now 21 for 5 after 17overs.

Winchcombe rallied, taking the score to 55 before Edmunds struck again, another catch for Geoff Hay. Number nine Howe with 21 and number ten Thomas with 21 not out got their side to 95 all out in 43 overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with an unbelievable 3 for 4 off ten overs with 7 maidens, Ed Smith with 2 for 15 off ten very tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 24 off ten overs with 4 maidens, Dave Gamble with 1 for 24 off ten overs, although could easily have had four or five wickets and young James Sparks, taking 1 for 6 off two overs, taking the last wicket with a lovely in swinger.

Kenilworth lost Ant Kerry early, the home side 4 for 1, when Geoff Hay fell lbw for 10, Kenilworth were in a spot of bother on 12 for 2 but young Will Machin and number four James Adamson rallied, putting on 32 together for the third wicket, Adamson out for 17, now 44 for 3. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 20 before Dadswell was lbw for 16, now 64 for 4. Machin was bowled for 12, Kenilworth 76 for 5, twenty needed and plenty of overs left.

With skipper Sam Leach and Ed Smith at the crease, the home side cruised home in the 28th over, fittingly it the skipper Sam Leach who hit the winning four, ending 14 not out, Ed Smith 16 not out, Kenilworth 98 for 5, winning by five wickets.

For Winchcombe Andrew taking 2 for 28. Kenilworth ended a frustrating season with a fine all round team performance, denying the visitors promotion too. Kenilworth take 19 points, ending with six wins from their campaign.