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Bearley’s skipper guides his side to victory

3rd XI v. Bearley

Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled to Bearley for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 19th May.

On a glorious sunny day, Kenilworth chose to bat first, openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker made a steady start, but lost Shanker in the eighth over to a catch behind, number three Kerry soon followed, now Nigel Thompson joined Hay, but after a promising start, Thompson fell for ten. Three further wickets left the visitors in trouble at 67 for 6, then Ed Smith, batting at number eight started the fight back for Kenilworth, adding forty with Gareth Knights for the eighth wicket, before Smith was caught at mid on for a typically aggressive 33, Knights was to be last man out for eleven, Kenilworth all out for 120 in the 40th over. For Bearley, Shakyl took the honours with 5 for 18 off 9.2 overs and Ewer with 3 for 16 off ten tidy overs, proving too good for the Kenilworth batsmen.

After the tea interval, with both sides looking to record their second win of the season, Ed Smith opened up for Kenilworth, but after a wayward start found his rhythm, striking the blow in the seventh over, Bearley 21 for 1, his bowling partner Sam Leach then struck, having Wood lbw for 13, the home side now 30 for 2, when Smith removed Mirza lbw for 15, Bearley were 50 for 3.

This bought home captain Franklin to the wicket, but two more wickets left the game in the balance at 78 for 5, but Franklin was to stand firm, even turning singles down, clearly having no faith in his batting partner, together with number seven Saunders, the pair made an unbroken stand of stand of 43 to see their side over the line, Franklin unbeaten on 28, Bearley finishing on 121 for 5 in the 32nd over, to win by five wickets.

Captain Sam Leach with 3 for 41 from nine overs and Ed Smith with 2 for 26, also off nine overs, taking the wickets to fall. Kenilworth taking three points for their efforts.

 

Thirds lose out in their local derby

3rd XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV

Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to neighbours Kenilworth Wardens for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 12th May.

Asked to bat first, Wardens made a fast start, with skipper Casey and his partner Reid,  on 60 for the first wicket in only eight overs before Casey fell to catch behind by Andy Dadswell off seamer Pete Alty for 38. His wicket only inspired the home side, number three Johnson smashing the visitors bowling to all parts. The introduction of young seamer James Sparks slowed the scoring down, and he claimed the wicket of Reid for 41, and went on to claim the wicket of Johnson thanks to a fine catch from Ben Maney on the long on boundary, but not before the batsmen smashed a fine century, falling for 106. There were late runs from Sam Johnson with 47 not out saw the Warden’s finish on an imposing 311 for 4 from their forty five overs. Wicket takers for the visitors were James Sparks with 2 for 33 from six tidy overs, Pete Alty 1 for 67 from eight overs and a run involving Matt Dadswell and Andy Dadswell.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker set about the task of chasing down the huge target, but visitors Kenilworth were soon in dire trouble, slipping to 29 for 3 then 39 for 5.  Skipper Sam Leach joined Ben Maney at the crease, a much needed partnership was now desperately needed, the set about putting bat to ball, both players played aggressive cricket shots, mixed with a solid defence, with rain now starting to fall, both batsmen made batting look easy, Maney fell to a sharp catch behind off his glove for 47, falling just short of a deserved fifty, the pair putting a superb 115 for the sixth wicket. Leach went on to record his fifty soon after, he kept playing his shots before falling in the last over for a personal best score of 88, his innings containing 13 x 4’s.
Kenilworth finished just short of full batting points on 199 for 9 off their forty five overs. Mills with 3 for 31 off ten overs and Johnson 2 for 7 taking the bowling honours for the Wardens, as the home side ran out winners by 112 runs. Kenilworth take six points for their efforts.

The scorecard is on CHL Play Cricket.

http://cotswoldhillsleague.play-cricket.com/website/results/3529731

In brief, Kenilworth Wardens 311-4 (Stuart Johnson 107, James Sparks 2-33) Kenilworth 199-9 (Sam Leach 88, Ben Maney 47)

The 3rd’s lost by 112 runs.

Wardens 21 points, Kenilworth 6 points

Hay makes hay in final League Game of the season

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.

 

3rds maintain impressive run of wins

3rd XI v. Astwood Bank V

Kenilworth’s Third team entertained Astwood Bank Fifths for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 5th August, looking to keep their winning run going.

Home captain Sam Leach won the toss and put the visitors into bat. Opening bowlers Pete Alty and Nick Moore had the Banks batsmen coming and going to and from the crease in quick time, the visitors slipping to 2 for 2 and in deep trouble at 7 for 5 in only six overs, Alty finished with an incredible 3 for 3 from five devastating overs, as his partner in crime Moore taking 2 for 9 from his five overs. Alty was replaced by fifteen year old Matt Dadswell, who also got amongst the wickets, with a bowling a tidy six over spell, taking 2 for 11. On debut young Will Machin bowled a tidy five overs, but it was his replacement Alex Cockburn who also got amongst the wickets, taking 2 for 17 from five overs. Cockburn also held onto two smart catches in the outfield. It was left to skipper Sam Leach (1 for 2) to take the final wicket, as Astwood Bank were skittled out for an under par total of 81 all out inside 33 overs. Only Neal with 15 and Hodson with 15 not out batting at eleven were in double figures for the visitors.

Kenilworth openers Ant Kerry and Geoff Hay went out after the tea interval, Hay was dismissed for 6 with the score on 21, Andy Dadswell joined Kerry at the crease, he and Kerry took the score to 57 before Kerry was caught on the mid wicket boundary for ten. Debutant Dean Machin joined Dadswell, the pair saw their side over the line, with Dadswell hitting the winning runs in the 23rd over, to finish unbeaten on 37 not out and Machin 8 not out. Kenilworth ending on 84 for 2 to win by eight wickets with ease.

Kenilworth take 21 points and extend their winning run to five matches in a row.

 

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

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.