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Hay makes hay in final League Game of the season

Reports - Lose

3rd XI v. Chipping Campden II

 

On a glorious sunny Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Third travelled to play Chipping Campden for their final game of the season in the Cotswold Hills League Division 6.

Asked to bat first, visitors Kenilworth lost a wicket in the sixth over, number three Andy Dadswell joined Geoff Hay, the pair went on to add forty runs together, before Dadswell was dismissed for 18 and  after two wickets in two balls, the visitors were in trouble at 58 for 4 but this bought young debutant Theo Mannion to the crease. He and Hay began to build what was to become an outstanding partnership of 90 between the pair.

Mannion batted with a huge amount of maturity, before he fell looking to get the scoreboard moving for a very fine innings of 42.

Geoff Hay kept going and accelerated his and the sides innings brilliantly. With three balls remaining of his sides innings, he hit the last of his seventeen fours to bring up a brilliant century, Hay finishing on 103 not out, Kenilworth posting 183 for 5 from their forty five overs.

For Camden, Parsons bowled well to take 3 for 31 from his ten overs.

After a delicious tea, the players returned for the final half of the season, the reliable Ed Smith and young Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, and Dadswell struck two early blows in his second over, clean bowing numbers two and three in two balls, to reduce Chipping Camden to 12 for 2.

This bought John to crease, he and opener Postins began to consolidate their sides innings, Captain Andy Kennell tried several options, two fine over spells from young Theo Mannion, who bowled a lovely line and length, finishing with an impressive 28 off his ten over allocation.

But Postins, after surviving an early chance at slip, together with John began to take the game away from Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell ran John out for a fine 73 from the boundary, with the home side left needing 40 off last ten overs and only three wickets down, they looked favourites. A wicket for Nick Moore, to a sharp catch behind from George Baines, the light fading and a dew falling, the game was still in the balance, but Postins stood firm to see his side home with a calm 46 not out, Chipping Campden finishing on 187 for 4 with 2.5 overs remaining, the home side winning by six wickets. KCC’s Matthew Dadswell took  2 for 30 off ten overs and Nick Moore 1 for 31 off 9.1 overs.

After a slow start to the season, the thirds rounded off their season by finishing in sixth place, winning eight and losing seven of their fifteen league fixtures, well played all.

Special thanks to Hannah Edmunds for providing teas for the sides home fixtures at Harbury RFC and  also to all the other unsung heroes throughout the season, with out all this we wouldn’t be able to play the great game of cricket.

Roll on season 2018.

 

Bretforton blown away by Smith’s devastating 8-10

Reports - Win

3rd. XI v. Bretforton

 

On Saturday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Bretforton seconds at their Harbury ground for the last home fixture in the current Cotswold Hills League Division Six season.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth made a terrible start, losing a wicket in the first over, then slipped to 19 for 2 and found themselves in serious trouble at 27 for 4, but the Kenilworth skipper Sam Leach was to play a fine innings for his side, along with young Matthew Dadswell batting at eight who made his highest ever score of 31, including a big six over mid wicket and four fours.

Leach was to top score with a fine 39 including six fours, along with number nine Tom Skinner who finished on 15 not out, as Kenilworth were bowled all out for 141 in 38 overs. Kyte bowling well for the visitors, taking 5 for 25 off nine overs.

Kenilworth hunting their sixth win in a row, came out after tea with real purpose, opening bowler Ed Smith clean bowling the visitors opener with the third ball of their reply, at 10 for 2 and 12 for 5 and 22 for 7, the away side were blown away as Smith was to wreak havoc on the Bretforton batting. He was totally unplayable, bowling with pace and aggression, batsmen came and went in quick succession, one after the other, along with his partner in crime Nick Moore, who also was amongst the wickets, with two clean bowled victims. Moore finished with 2 for 31 from eight overs, but it was Ed Smith who was record incredible career best figures of 8 for 10 from 8.2 very hostile overs, seven of his eight wickets were clean bowled. Only Kyte with ten made a double figure score, Bretforton bowled out for just 41 inside 17 overs.

Kenilworth winning their sixth game in a row by 100 runs with Sam Leach’s side taking 21 points as their march up the table continues.

 

Alvechurch routed as Chant & Mortlock star with the bat and ball

Reports - Win

3rd XI . v. Alvechurch IV

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth 3rd team travelled to Hopwood to play Alvechurch 4th’s for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Asked to bat first on a wet wicket, Kenilworth made a solid start as the opening pair of Geoff Hay and Nathan Chant put on 65 together for the first wicket in fifteen overs before Hay was dismissed for 28. The in form Uma Shanker joined young Chant at the crease, the pair adding 67 in fourteen overs for the second wicket but Shanker was caught at mid wicket for 18.

From 132 for 1 the side slipped to 154 for 4 in the thirty fifth over. However, Chant was still going strong, reaching his fifty with a straight drive for four. At 173 for 5, skipper Sam Leach joined him in the middle, several lusty blows from  Leach and Chant saw Kenilworth finish on 216 for 5 from their forty five overs. Leach finishing on 26 not out but it was Nathan Chant who was the star with the bat – he was to finish agonisingly short of his century, ending on 96 not out to carry his bat, his innings containing 7 x 4 and 1 x 6. Thomas with 2 for 39 was the most successful bowler for the home side.

Alvechurch had a terrible start in their reply, losing a wicket to Ed Smith in the first over and  from 25 for 1 the home side slumped to 25 for 5 then 32 for 6, due to an inspired bowling change as it was to became the John Mortlock show, as he got a wicket in his first over and two in two balls in his second over, this was the art of bowling full and straight, Mortlock went on record devastating figures of 7 for 12 from six overs……. not bad for his first game of the season.

There were wickets for Ed Smith, who finished with 2 for 6 from five overs and it was left to young Matt Dadswell to end the game by clean bowling the last man to take 1 for 8 off four overs.

Alvechurch were all out for just 42 in only 18 overs, with only Thomas with 12 making a double figure score.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 174 runs, and taking the full 24 points for their efforts –  that’s four wins in a row and five from six for the third team.

KCC 3rd XI 2017

KCC 3rd XI Team at Alvechurch & Hopwood. 

Back Row (L to R): Ed Smith, Geoff Hay, Matt Dadswell, Ben Maney, Indy Matharu.

Front Row (L to R): Uma Shanker, Andy Dadswell, Sam Leach (Capt), George Baines, Nathan Chant, Jonathan Mortlock.

 

 

Sides get the game on and 3rd XI win

Reports - 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.

 

 

Last pair hold firm to earn 3’s victory

Reports - Win

3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Third team travelled the short distance to play Norton Lindsey III at Snitterfield CC on Saturday 15th July.