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Runs galore as Prophet and Edmunds make centuries in the run chase

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On Sunday 6th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Wanderers opening pair Tahir and Suki made a solid start to their sides innings. The pair played the home side’s opening attack of Freddie Davies and Matt Dadswell, as they added 50 together in 12 overs, Max Howard replaced Dadswell at the pavilion end,  spin from Tom Skinner from the Leek Wootton end was introduced but Tahir and Suki kept building their partnership, both playing with freedom now as they bought up their side’s 100 in the 22nd over, soon both players reached their fiftys. There was more spin from the Leek Wootton end, as Charlie Stranks replaced Skinner, and Alex Cockburn replaced Howard at the pavilion end, yet still the opening Wanderers pair went on their merry way as the scoreboard kept ticking over quickly. With the score on 199 Tahir reached a fine century, he then retired on exactly 100 (9×4&4×6) at the end of the 35th over.

Matt Dadswell came back on to bowl at the pavilion end and after waiting for thirty five overs, Wanderers number three was dismissed by Dadswell, the bowler was now on a hat trick, after removing the number four next ball, the Wanderers skipper survived the hat trick ball. However,  Dadswell picked up another wicket in his next over, as Wanderers eventually finished on 233 for 4 from their forty overs. Suki finished short of a century, finishing on 90 not out. Young Matt Dadswell was the sole Kenilworth wicket taker with 3 for 44 from his eight overs.

Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made a solid start before Haynes-Sorrell was bowled by Mikesh for 17 in the 6th over with the score on 28. Chris Prophet strode out to join Edmunds and he seemed to be in good touch, as the pair soon had the scoreboard moving at a quick pace. Both players were finding the boundary rope on regular occasions with Prophet in particular severe on anything off line. He reached his fifty in decent time. The visitors tried eight bowling options but none were having any impact on Edmunds and Prophet. The pair raised their hundred partnership in 23rd over, Edmunds was next to raise his bat for reaching fifty. The partnership was relentless, Prophet started to accelerate more now and bought up his century in the 34th over  his innings containing 14 fours. The baton was passed to Edmunds, with enough runs and time could he too reach the same milestone. With four needed to win and Edmunds on 97, he smashed a huge six to win the game and bring up his own century, his 103 not out had 9 x 4 and 4 x 6, Prophet finished on 108 not out, the pair adding a brilliant unbroken stand of 208 for the second wicket, Kenilworth ending on 236 for 1 in the 37th over to win by 9 wickets.

A fantastic run chase and a great game, on a day where there were three centuries and bat dominated ball.

 

U17’s make it two out of two

U17’s v. Exhall & Wixford

Kenilworth’s U17 side travelled to Exhall and Wixford on Tuesday 25th. July  for their second Cotswold Hills Under 17 League evening game.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first and openers Jono Sparks and Nathan Chant made a cautious start but the pair were soon in their stride.  Chant, in particular, began to find the boundary and he hit two huge sixes before being run out for an aggressive innings of 49. Captain Sparks went on to record his fifty before he retired on 51 not out, his innings included 8 x 4, as the opening pair put on their second hundred (105) opening stand in this competition.

There were cameos from Freddie Davies with 15 and Matt Casey 11 as they got the side to a very decent 159 for 4 from their 15 eight ball overs. McAdam with 1 for 21 off three overs was the best of the home side’s bowling.

Early wickets came for opening bowler Matt Casey as he struck with two in two balls in his second over, to take 2 for 8 from his two overs. First change down the hill, Matt Dadswell struck with a wicket in each of his two overs, he too taking 2 for 8 off two overs. There was a wicket with his first ball for Sam Markgraf (1 for 7) off two overs, whilst his brother Jack was also among the wickets, taking 2 for 30 from three overs. There was also a wicket for 13 year old James Sparks, following his impressive display in the field and he was rewarded with 1 for 15 off two tidy overs. Keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell took two smart stumpings as Kenilworth restricted the home side to just 85 for 8 from their fifteen overs, only Morrow with 25 and McAdam with 20 making any impact on an impressive visiting bowling and fielding display.

Kenilworth were worthy winners by 74 runs, two wins from two so far.

 

Horner’s boys lose first match of season

Sunday XI v. Old Coftonians

 

On Sunday 23rd July, Kenilworth hosted Old Coftonians at their Warwick Road ground in a 40 overs a side friendly.

Asked to bat first Old Coftonians made a strong start to their innings, Azfar was in blistering form in the first few overs, and in no time he had a fifty to his name, first change bowler from the pavilion end, Matt Dadswell made the first breakthough with the score on 69, Dadswell finishing with excellent figures of 1 for 26 from seven overs.

With spinner Charlie Stranks introduced from the Leek Wootton end, the visitors slipped to 91 for 4, Stranks having recovered from an early onslaught on his bowling to record figures of 2 for 40 from six overs. Although still at the crease, Azfar was still there, but he was finding it harder to score his runs now, only managing singles. Tidy bowling from spinners Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 29 from eight overs and Geoff Edmunds 1 for 22 slowing the visitor’s scoring.

Needing three in the final over, Azfar managed to scramble the single he needed off the last ball, he just managed to glove the last ball, ending up on exactly 100 not out, his innings containing 8 x 4 and a 1 x 6. There was a wicket too for seamer Matt Casey with 1 for 33 from six overs, as Old Coftonians finished on 198 for 7 from their forty overs.

Kenilworth had a bad start to their reply, losing their first wicket with the score on three, then in further trouble at 15 for 2, as the home batsmen were unable to make any impact on the Coftonians bowling attack. Two further wickets fell, at 49 for 4 Kenilworth were in serious danger.

After the top order failed, the middle order had no luck either, at 90 for 7 and overs running out, the home side were staring defeat in the face. Only a last wicket stand of 33 between Darius Potten-Ravenshad 21 not out and number eleven Geoff Edmunds 13, got the home side to 138 all out in the last over of forty. There were other double figure scores were Dan Boneham with 22, Freddie Davies 18, skipper Dan Horner 15 and Matt Casey 12. For the visitors, Abid was the main wicket taker with 4 for 26 from eight overs and Rushi 2 for 13.

Old Coftonians the winners by 60 runs.

 

 

Rain, rain, rain

1st XI v. Ambleside

 

On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth travelled to Ambleside for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

With plenty of rain around and a poor forecast, Kenilworth won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. After seamer Steve Rhodes took an early wicket for the visitors, it was spinner Darius Potten-Ravenshad with two quick wickets that had Ambleside in trouble at 62 for 3. Neale and Garner began to dig in for the home side, Neale going on to make 54 and Garner finishing on 34 not out.

The rain became too much, and after only 33 overs, the umpires eventually called the game off, Ambleside ended on 168 for 4.

Kenilworth wicket takers were Potten Ravenshad with 2 for 62, Steve Rhodes 1 for 50 and Freddie Davies 1 for 24, Kenilworth taking 5 points for a day ruined by the weather.

 

Last pair frustrate the 1sts.

1st. XI v. Water Orton