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2nds lose in the rain but the Spirit of Cricket is the real winner.

2nd. XI v. Wishaw

 

LOSE!

On Saturday 11th August Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Wishaw seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Kenilworth batted first but lost an early wicket with the score on 14, but young George Baines joined opener Mark Stranks, together the pair added 61 before Baines was out for 24. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Stranks, and these two carried on the good work, putting on 26 before two wickets fell with the score on 101, the home side 101 for 4, Stranks out for 40. Sorrel fell for 37, Joey Poole with 28 and a breezy 25 not out from Ian Baker helped Kenilworth to 188 for 9 from their fifty overs. Smith and Patel taking three wickets each for Wishaw.

Visitors Wishaw made a solid start in their reply, putting on 40 for the first wicket, the second wicket falling on 66. Opener Smith made 44 for the visitors, he was out with the score on 86. The home side kept chipping away and further wickets fell, Wishaw now 139 for 5 but a stand of 31 got there side to 170 for 6 then 178 for 7.

With rain falling constantly the visitors needing just a few runs, the sides stayed on the field of play in the Spirit of Cricket to bring the game to its natural conclusion. Wishaw lost their eighth wicket with two runs still needed but Barker held his nerve for the visitors with 32 not out hitting the winning runs in the 44th over, Wishaw winning by a slender two wickets in a creditable way to both sides for the match to have been played and end.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with 2 for 34 from nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 43 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 2 for 44 from twelve overs, John Mortlock 1 for 14 and David Barclay with 1 for 19.

Kenilworth take 6 points.

KCC 182-8 (6 points) Wishaw 187-8 (20 points) 

Super skipper Horner leads from the front

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

 

WIN!

The 2nd XI chased down Solihull Municipal’s 210 with a fine all round performance in their Division 7 Warwickshire Cricket League clash on Saturday 21st. July.

Municipal were fortunate to post their final score after being 41-4. Mockler made 44 and Finnemore 58 as the pair put on 102 runs for the 5th. wicket for the hosts whilst Ali chipped in with 22 and Bissett 17.

Matt Casey continued his fine form with the ball as he took 4-39 off his 12 overs, Joe Poole 2-70 from his, Ian Baker 2-39 and Chris Beach 1-47. The final wicket was taken inside 4 balls of his ‘spell’ by occasional slow bowler, Mark Stranks who had earlier taken 3 catches in the outfield, as had Max Howard.

In reply, Stranks opened with skipper Dan Horner and the pair put on 76 for the first wicket before Stranks was run out for 26. In form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell then joined his skipper and they put on further 112 runs for the second wicket as he made 58 with 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before he fell. 3 more wickets then fell before George Baines 7* and Horner who had led from the front to make a superb unbeaten 88 (11 x 4) saw the side home, putting on 13 to see their side reach 212-5 in the 49th over to give them a most deserved win for their efforts.

Finnemore took 3-22 from 4 overs and Goodger 1-27 for Municipal but their efforts were in vain.

 

Baines’ 61 and Smith’s 46 are in vain

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV

 

LOSE

 

On Saturday 14th. July, the 3rd XI entertained Kenilworth Wardens IV’s in their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division 6 clash at their Harbury ground.

The side, batting first, started well as Uma Shanker and Pete Huxford each made 23 before young gun George Baines entered the fray and made a most composed 61 that included 9 boundaries.  He was backed up by master blaster, Ed Smith, who hit a quickfire 46 that saw him hit 8 balls to the boundary and a six as the side reached 226-9 off their 45 overs. For the Wardens, Readman snapped up 3-42 whilst there was a wicket a piece for the other 5 bowlers used.

In reply, after being 78-4, the Wardens started to consolidate and frustrate the Town’s bowlers. Casey and Blakemore both made 35, Mills at number 7, 55 and it was Readman with 17 not out to see them to the winning post as they reached 227-8 and earn a two wicket win.

There were 2 fine catches behind the stumps for keeper, Huxford whilst some great fielding accounted for 3 run outs of Warden’s batsmen. Wicket takers for the side were Smith with 2-55, Matt Dadswell 1-19, Geoff Edmunds 1-19 and 1-13 for young Will Machin.

 

 

2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

Horner and Casey give a master batting display

2nd XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 9th June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Birmingham side Coleshill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and gave a superb all round performance that saw them victors.

The visitors won the toss and asked the home side to bat first, skipper Dan Horner and Ant Kerry opened the batting, the pair made a strong start to their sides innings, putting on 53 for the first wicket before Kerry was unfortunately run out for 12. Ben Whidbourne was dismissed cheaply, the home side now 69 for 2, this bought young George Baines to the crease, he and skipper Horner adding a further 59 for the third wicket, Kenilworth now 128 for 3, Baines caught for 16, Horner now bringing up his fifty.

The wicket of Baines bought Matt Casey to join his Captain, this is where the home side began to make Hay in the sunshine, both players starting to find plenty of gaps in the field, the boundaries were now flowing, in no time at all, Casey too had his maiden fifty, Horner too closing in too on personal milestone, Horner hitting a four to bring up his maiden hundred, a quite brilliant innings, by now the visitors heads were down, having no answer to Horner and Casey, Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 285 for 3 from their fifty overs. Horner ending unbeaten on a superb 126 (16 x 4) and Matt Casey also unbeaten, his 80 not out off only 62 balls with 11 x 4, including a series of cheeky reverse sweep strikes as the pair adding a superb stand of 157 unbroken for the fourth wicket off just 132 balls. For Coleshill Maguire took 2 for 65.

After the tea interval, Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Joey Poole and Matt Casey soon had the visitors batsmen walking back to the pavilion, Coleshill soon struggling on 9 for 2, Ali batting at number three made 31 and Maguire 33 batting at five, but the visitors lost wickets regularly, 40 for 3 then 71 for 5, 100 for 7, as spinning pair Chris Beach and Charlie Stranks also got amongst the wickets, Coleshill on the brink on 151 for 9, and soon after that in the 40th over, Coleshill all out for 153. Islah with 30 not out couldn’t save his side. Wickets shared for the home side, Joey Poole with 2 for 35 from eleven overs, Matt Casey 2 for 34 from eight, Chris Beach 2 for 23 from eleven overs, 2 for 21 for Charlie Stranks and a wicket for young seamer Max Howard with 1 for 11.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 132 runs, taking the maximum 24 points, on a day when Dan Horner and Matt Casey won’t forget.