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Seconds hang on

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s Second Team hosted Weoley Hill seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a hot and sun drenched day, visitors Weoley Hill opted to bat first, opening pair Grant and McConvey made a slow but steady start to their sides innings, the pair going on to put on 98 for the first wicket in twenty nine overs, Grant making 32 and McConvey 51.

Batting at five, Procter began to accelerate his sides innings, he played an aggressive innings, before he was bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 58, Smith added 30 not out, Weoley Hill posting 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wickets takers for the hosts were, Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 40 from twelve overs and young seamer Max Howard with 3 for 42 from seven overs, Dan Horner affecting two smart stumpings behind the wickets.

After a well earned tea, Kenilworth’s opening pair Nathan Chant (19) and Dan Horner (12) put on 33 for the first wicket in fourteen overs, but from 33 for 0, Kenilworth slumped to 49 for 4. Young Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard at the crease, the pair batted sensibly together, putting on 35 for the sixth wicket before Dadswell was bowled for a fine 25.

The only other double figure scores were Ben Maney with 11 and Max Howard with ten, as Kenilworth limped to 118 for 7 from their fifty overs, as they held out for the losing draw.

For the visitors, Rogers bowled well, taking. 3 for 19. The side have two remaining fixtures and look assured of a mid table finish.

 

Studley recover from a bad start

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 26th August, Kenilworth’s second team hosted their Studley counterparts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

The visitors Studley were asked to bat first and were soon in trouble, as young seamer Ryan Bull had them 9 for 2 along with fellow opening bowler Pete Alty reduced the visitors to 13 for 4. Kenilworth took three more wickets and the visitors were in deep trouble at 53 for 7. But the number eight Moore and number nine Hunt began to repair the damage for Studley, the pair going on to put on an impressive 109 partnership for the eighth wicket, Moore finally out for 54 and Hunt for 51 as Studley ended their innings all out for 170 in 47 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ryan Bull with 3 for 37 off nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 36 from ten overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 27 off twelve overs, a wicket each for Chris Beach 1 for 25 and Max Howard 1 for 34.

Kenilworth lost their first wicket with the score on 21, then slipped to 25 for 2. Opener Chris Beach and Max Howard put on 39 for the third wicket, before Howard was out for 19. Chris Beach went on to top score for the home side with 43, but when he was dismissed, Kenilworth were in deep trouble at 106 for 8.

Sam Leach, batting at number seven stood firm, and together with opening bowler Ryan Bull, the pair saw their side to stumps, the pair putting on an unbroken stand of 36 for the ninth wicket, Leach finishing unbeaten on 24 and Bull with 19 not out.

Kenilworth finishing on 142 for 8. Hunt continuing his fine game for Studley, taking 4 for 37 and Regan with 2 for 15 off twelve overs, doing the main damage with the ball.

Kenilworth take a losing draw for their efforts.

Wily Edmunds’ 7 wicket haul sets up an easy win

2nd. XI v. Aston Manor III

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th August.

The home side, Aston Manor, were to bat first, after a steady start at 26 for no wicket, they were in deep trouble at 45 for 4, then two further wickets fell leaving Aston Manor 67 for 6 as visiting captain Geoff Edmunds was tying the home side’s batsmen up in knots with his left arm spin. The wily left armer went on to record another five wicket plus haul, finishing with an amazing spell of 7 for 27 off twelve overs.

Only 34 from Christian made any impact on the Kenilworth bowling, whilst the other wicket takers for the 2nd. XI were Chris Beach with 1 for 11 from six overs and young seamer Ryan Bull with 1 for 14 from seven overs, Aston Manor all out for just 92 in the 39th over.

Kenilworth’s opening batsmen Nathan Chant and Adam Huxford were looking to be positive, the pair adding 34 for the first wicket before Huxford picked out a fielder and was dismissed for 13. The in form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Chant at the crease, the pair going on to post an unbroken stand of 59 for the second wicket, as they pair comfortably saw their side home In 24 overs, finishing on 93 for 1 to win by nine wickets.

Nathan Chant with 24 not out and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell 33 not out seeing their side home.

Kenilworth take 24 points.

 

Seconds are second best despite steadfast Stranks

2nd XI v. Attleborough

Kenilworth’s second team hosted table topping Attleborough for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 5th August.

After rain delayed the start by a hour, the game was reduced to 42 overs per side. The visitors won the toss and put the home side into bat. After a steady but slow start against a very good Attleborough bowling attack, from. 41 for 1, the hosts slipped to 41 for 3. Pete Huxford joined opener Mark Stranks, and the pair began to repair the damage before Huxford was dismissed for 15.

Stranks was ploughing a lone furrow and he was to carry his bat through the 42 overs, finishing on a brilliant 88 not out, his innings containing eight boundary fours, but with little support his side struggled to post a competitive total, Kenilworth ending on 140 for 6 from the 42 overs.

The visitors batsmen looked to be positive in their pursuit of the runs needed to keep them top of the Division. Young seamer Ryan Bull bowled an impressive opening spell, taking 1 for 30 from ten overs in two spells. The visitor’s number three Whitemore, after a slow start began to cut loose, skipper Geoff Edmunds removed the other opener, taking a frugal 1 for 13 from eight tidy overs. Along with Whitemore, number four Russell stated to increase the tempo, Russell was to fall to a smart catch at long off by Danny Boneham off Tom Skinner (1 for 42) but Whitemore saw his side over the line, finishing on 51 not out, Attleborough finishing on 141 for 3 in the 35th over, to win by seven wickets.

Stranks fine efforts with the bat weren’t enough in the end, as the visitors proved to be too strong in the end, as Kenilworth take only two points for their efforts.

 

 

 

 

Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

2nd. XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to high flying Coleshill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture and left the winners by a huge 135 runs to take the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers, Mark Stranks and Ben Whidborne, put on 29 for the first wicket before Whidborne fell for 19 in the eighth over. Dan Horner joined Stranks at the wicket and both batsmen were able to get the scoreboard moving. Stranks was to be the second wicket to fall but not before the pair had added a superb 133 together in twenty eight overs. Mark Stranks was dismissed for a fine 70 – his innings containing 9 x 4. Charlie Stranks then joined Horner in the middle but Horner was soon to follow having made a strong 50 with 5 x 4, as Kenilworth slipped from 162 for 1 to 164 for 4. However, Charlie Stranks remained steadfast and saw his side over two hundred, as he made 45 not out, together with Max Howard who made 16 not out, The side finished on 242 for 7 from their fifty overs. Tyler with 3 for 47 was the most successful bowler for Coleshill.

Coleshill started their reply in a very positive manner and they had 60 on the board in only six overs, but they lost two wickets in the progress, as Ryan Bull struck twice, including the dangerous Waugh for an aggressive 39, his innings included five sixes, Bull finishing with 2 for 30 from seven overs.

But when the skipper Geoff Edmunds introduced himself and fellow spinner Chris Beach, the visitors took total control of the game. The wily Edmunds was to wreak havoc on the home batting, as he ripped through the batting taking an amazing 6 for 18 from ten overs. His partner Chris Beach took the other two wickets, finishing with 2 for 19 off six overs. The home side collapsed from 59 for 1 to 107 all out on 26th over. There were also two catches each for Dan Horner and Ben Whidborne, as the visitors eased to their victory.