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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.

 

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 ruins the game and the 2’s chances

2nd XI v. Bridge Trust Old Boys 1’s

 

On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Bridge Trust Old Boy’s 1sts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat the visitors made a solid start under grey skies but seamer Ian Baker made the first breakthrough for the home side with the score on 46 and from 81 for 1 when Bridge Trust lost their second wicket. They were in a spot of bother at 113 for 4, as Kenilworth’s trio of spin bowlers were again doing a fine job. With rain falling quite heavily, the players were forced off the pitch with the visitors on 150 for 5 after 39 of their 50 overs.

The rain was too prove too heavy and persistent, so both teams had to settle for an abandoned draw.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks with 2 for 26, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 26, Ian Baker 1 for 29 off 9 overs and Chris Beach 1 for 37 off twelve tidy overs, Slightly making 57 and Shah ending on 46 not out for Bridge Trust. Kenilworth take 6 points on a day when the weather was too have the final say.

So close to hanging on but Dunlop win

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

Stranks x 2 and young Henry get the plaudits

2nd. XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and secured a comfortable 9 wicket win.