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Bowlers and Shanker railroad through local rivals

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens V


On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted local rivals Kenilworth Wardens fifth eleven for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.


Batsmen and Bowlers on form

3rd XI v. Kineton II

Kenilworth’s 3rd XI travelled to Kineton CC to play their second team for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 24th June.

Kenilworth were invited to bat first and openers Uma Shanka and Ant Kerry got the visitors off to a great start, putting on 65 for first wicket.  Shanka the first man out for 23, Kerry was then joined by Andy Dadswell. After Kerry fell for 22, Ed Smith made a brisk 23, but Dadswell stayed firm and going on to make a fine 55 – his innings containing 8 boundary fours. He went onto put on 60 with number seven Ben Maney who made 24 including one big six. A late order cameo’s from Tom Skinner with 16 not out and Pete Alty 8 not out saw Kenilworth recording a season’s best total of 227 for 8 from their forty five overs. The main wicket takers for Kineton were Clarke with 3 for 40 from ten overs and Hendy with 3 for 33 from ten overs.
Kineton lost an early wicket in their reply, as the evergreen seamer Pete Alty returned superb figures of 2 for 15 from his ten overs. The hosts were in deep trouble at 31 for 5 as Alty’s new ball partner Ed Smith was in equally devastating form,  returning figures of 2 for 14 from seven overs. Kineton’s batsman never looked comfortable against the visitors attack, as Nick Moore with 2 for 44 and young seamer Matt Dadswell 1 for 24 off six overs took the visitors to the brink of victory. It was left to spinner Tom Skinner to take the last three wickets, as he recorded unbelievable figures of 3 for 2 off 4.4 overs. Kineton were all out for 107, as only Logan and Hutchings both making 18 recording a double figure score.
Kenilworth the winners by a huge 120 runs and collected the full 24 points.


Thirds bring some joy to Club with first League win of season

3rd XI v. Bearley

Kenilworth ‘s Third eleven hosted Bearley for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground on Saturday 27th May.

Bearley were asked to bat first but experienced opening bowlers Pete Alty and Ed Smith took a wicket each to reduce the visitors to 14 for 2, but the number three for the visitors Mirza was to frustrate the Kenilworth bowlers, with wickets going around him as he made an aggressive innings of 89 and last man out.Only Franklin with 14 made another double figure score for Bearley, the visitors all out for 152 in thirty six overs.
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Pete Alty 2 for 20, Matthew Dadswell 2 for 22 from six overs, Ed Smith 1 for 35 off ten overs but it was the impressive Nick Moore with 4 for 36 off nine fine overs doing the most damage to the visitors batting. Young George Baines held two smart catches behind the wickets.
After the home side lost an early wicket, opening bat Nigel Thompson with a fine innings of 42 put on 88 with Uma Shanker (31) for the second wicket. After the pair were dismissed, Ed Smith with an aggressive innings of 47 not out, including 20 in one over, together with young George Baines 7 not out, saw their side home with an unbroken stand of 44 for the fourth wicket, Kenilworth finishing on 153 for 3 in the 40th over.
Kenilworth winning by seven wickets, and collect 18 points for a very strong team performance and their first win of the season for the side.


Bowled out early costs the Thirds

3rd XI v. Broadway II

Kenilworth’s third team hosted Broadway II’s at Harbury CC on Saturday 13th May in their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division 6 match.
Kenilworth were asked to bat first and made a disastrous start, losing both openers with the score on only four. It took a stand of fifty between debutant Umar with a solid 45 and young George Baines with 16 for the fourth wicket, 27 for Ed Smith were the only other players to make a score of note, as Kenilworth were bowled out for an under par 119 in only thirty one overs.  Hands with 2 for 19, Donahue 3 for 23 and Mendoza 2 for 32 doing the damage for Broadway.
Broadway too lost early wickets, and at 51 for 4, Kenilworth were right in the game, and if the catches were taken the result may have gone their way, but Sammy batting at four for Broadway saw his side home with an aggressive innings of 68 not out, Broadway finishing on 120 for 6 to win by four wickets.
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Nick Moore with 2 for 25, Ed Smith 2 for 26, Tom Skinner 1 for 28 off ten overs and fourteen year old Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 30, Kenilworth take four points for their efforts.


Young Baines has a fine debut in Senior cricket!

3rd XI v. Warwick 3’s

Kenilworth’s third team opened their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Divison 6 season with an away fixture against Warwick 3’s a match played at Claverdon CC.
Warwick were asked to bat first, after a steady start, opening bowlers Pete Alty with 3 for 36 and Ed Smith  (2 for 21) had the home side in trouble at 51 for 4, but a partnership of 94 for the sixth wicket started to take the game away from the visitors as Prash made an aggressive 72 and Souhata 27 that helped Warwick make 219 all out in 42 overs. Captain Sam Leach returned excellent figures of 4 for 30 from ten tidy overs, as he led by example with the ball, a wicket too for young Tom Skinner 1 for 50 as seven bowlers were used.
Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well, slipping to 21 for 2, as a makeshift top order struggled against the new ball. Young 13 year old George Baines making his senior cricket debut, batting at number four, made a very composed innings of 42 with some great shots, adding to the catch he took keeping wicket. The young man had a fine debut and a very bright future beckons for him. He is talented.
Other runs of note were Sam Leach with 16, Tom Skinner 15 and opener Andy Dadswell 14 who were the only other double figure scores. Souhata with 3 for 23 and Wood with 3 for 22 did the damage for Warwick.
Kenilworth were eventually bowled out for 132 in forty overs with Warwick the winners by 87 runs. Kenilworth taking seven points for their efforts.