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Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!

 

 

Joy for Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Harborne

WIN!!

On Sunday 19th August Kenilworth’s Sunday eleven hosted Birmingham Side Harborne in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Harborne to bat first. Opening bowlers Theo Mannion and Matthew Dadswell bowled a tidy opening spell, after ten overs Harborne were 33 for no wicket, when Tom Skinner replaced Matthew Dadswell at the Leek Wootton end, he had opener Powick caught by Geoff Hay for 14 in the fourteenth over, the visitors 47 for 1, Skinner struck again soon after, having the other opener S. Blackledge caught behind by Dan Horner for 24. Patel and Graham took the score to 89,when they both fell, Patel for 16 and Graham for 17, a wicket for Matthew Dadswell in his second spell and for skipper Geoff Edmunds, the visitors 89 for 4. Harborne were finding runs hard to come by, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight, after thirty overs Harborne were 91 for 4.
Four wickets fell in the last ten overs, Harborne finishing on 137 for 8 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 21 off seven overs, Theo Mannion 2 for 22 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 31 from eight overs and Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 29 from seven overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Geoff Hay looked to chase down the 138 to win. But Dan Horner fell early for 2, then next man in Henry Curran fell lbw, Kenilworth were 8 for 2. A stand of 46 between Geoff Hay and Elliott Haynes Sorrell got their side back on Track, until Hay was bowled for 20 by Wylde. George Baines joined Sorrell, Baines out for 18, Kenilworth 82 for 4. Sorrell was joined by Sam Leach now. Leach and Sorrell started to put bat to ball, putting on 49 together, Leach out lbw for a smart 31, the home side now need just seven to win. Sorrell fell the ball after reaching yet another 50, his innings having five fours. It was left to number eight Theo Mannion to hit the winning four with nearly five overs remaining, Kenilworth winning by four wickets, finishing on 141 for 6. Graham the best of the Harborne bowlers, taking 2 for 25 from eight overs.

Kenilworth take 20 points.

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.