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3rds hold their nerves to secure a 2 run win

3rd XI v. Earlswood IV

On Saturday 16th June, Kenilworth’s Thirds travelled to Earlswood for the second time in two weeks for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture, looking to make it back to back wins there. They held their nerves and so did in an absorbing final over finish.

As per the other fixture, skipper Sam Leach lost the toss and his side were asked to bat again.

Openers Uma Shanker and Ant Kerry strode to the wicket, after a steady start, both openers fell with the score on 25. Then, at the crease were Andy Dadswell and Nigel Thompson, both players looked to be positive until Dadswell fell to a sharp catch at slip for 11, the score now 48 for 3 that brought  Jack Howard in to join Thompson. There was sensible batting, hitting the bad ball and rotating the strike saw pair add a fine 95 together, before Howard fell one after reaching a fine 50, his innings including 8 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth well placed at 35 overs on 143 for 4. Next man in Tom Anscombe hit a sublime cover drive for four first ball, before he fell for 14 with the score on 164 for 5. Ed Smith was the new man in, he began to up the tempo, a typical Smith power innings of 27 not out, along with Thompson who was unbeaten on 61 (7 x 4), Kenilworth finished on 212 for 5 from their forty five over allocation. For Earlswood, Ben Fitzgerald took 2 for 45 from ten overs.

After the players enjoyed another quality Earlswood tea, the home side went in search of 213. Matt Dadswell and Ed Smith opened the attack for the visitors Kenilworth, and both claimed an early wicket each, both to slip catches from skipper Sam Leach, the first of Smith an absolute screamer, the home side 13 for 2. Another wicket for Smith saw the home side tottering on 36 for 3, but with a dark cloud appearing from nowhere, the players were forced off, as a twenty minute cloud burst saw the teams leaving the field after 11.2 overs.

After the rain had stopped, both sided agreed a start and revised total, this was now 180 off 38 overs for the win. With the wet ball, Leach made an immediate change at both ends, spinners Geoff Edmunds and Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Smith. This put the brakes on the home side, both picking up early wickets, Earlswood now 88 for 5 after 19 overs. The pair bowled 19 overs between them, leaving Skinner with one left.

Edmunds was in miserly form, he was to keep taking wickets, one of which was due to a spectacular two handed diving catch from Tom Anscombe, backed by his enthusiastic celebration. Edmunds returned excellent figures of 4 for 21 from ten quality overs. The home side in trouble on 95 for 7, but Thorne was being a thorn in the side for Kenilworth, while he was there they still had hope. After two overs from Jack Howard, skipper Leach turned to Skinner to bowl his last and the penultimate over, the home side 15 away from victory, but Skinner tempted Thorne down the wicket, only to be stumped by Andy Dadswell for 37, Earlswood 169 for 9.

Down to the last over, eleven needed for the home side, Ed Smith to bowl, after a four singles and a two, Earlswood needed five off the last ball, they only managed two, ending on 177 for 9, Kenilworth the winners by a narrow two runs, a great game of cricket from both sides sees Kenilworth rewarded with a 21 point win. Other wicket takers after Edmunds were, Ed Smith with 2 for 48 from ten overs, Tom Skinner 2 for 53 from ten overs and Matt Dadswell with 1 for 19 off six overs.

A very solid team performance with a happy outcome for the side.

Shanker’s half century joy sets up win despite side conceding 67 extras!

3rd XI v.  Earlswood IV

On Saturday 2nd June Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to Earlswood to play their fourth eleven at their Tanworth ground for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first on a very green and damp wicket. Openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker made a watchful start to their side’s innings. The pair put on 37 for the first wicket before Hay was dismissed for 15, the second soon followed, now the visitors were 38 for 2. The fall of the second wicket bought Andy Dadswell to the wicket to partner Shanker, the pair batted cautiously until the drinks break at twenty two overs, Kenilworth 70 for 2.

After the break both batsmen began to increase the scoring tempo, as boundaries were starting to be found on a regular basis. The pair added a fine 103 in twenty three overs, before Shanker fell for a solid 54, his innings containing 10 x 4. Jack Howard joined Dadswell, the pair added 26 before Dadswell was bowled for 53, his innings having 1 x 6 and 9 x 4, Kenilworth 167 for 4 in the 38th over, Ben Maney joined Howard, these two adding 20 before Maney was bowled for five, Kenilworth now 187 for 5, Ed Smith now with Howard got Kenilworth to 207 for 5 from their forty five overs, Howard finished 48 not out, including three big sixes. Thorne with 2 for 41 from eight overs was the most successful in the Earlswood bowling line up.

The home side started in positive fashion, putting on 37 in eight overs, before Ed Smith bowled B. Fitzgerald for 11, the second wicket fell with the first ball of the next over, Sam Leach having Weir caught behind by Andy Dadswell for 15, Earlswood now 37 for 2. Jack Howard replaced Smith, he too was among the wickets, taking three wickets in his first three overs, including two in two, the second via a smart catch from Kasun Wickramasinghe, Earlswood now in trouble at 79 for 5, Will Machin replaced skipper Leach, he too soon among the wickets, bowling Green for two, Matt Dadswell replaced Howard and had Thorne lbw in his first over for four, Earlswood 97 for 8. The home side rallied, but a direct run out from Sam Leach left the home side on the brink at 145 for 9, Will Machin took the last wicket via a catch from Geoff Hay, Earlswood all out for 151 in the 39th over. There were wickets for Jack Howard 4 for 19 off seven overs, Will Machin 2 for 31 from 7.2 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 6 off five overs, Ed Smith 1 for 22 off seven overs and skipper Sam Leach with 1 for 28 off ten overs.

The home side were indebted to 67 extras, 44 of which were wides but Kenilworth were the winners by 56 runs, Kenilworth taking 22 points.

Can’t quite hang on at Wishaw

2nd XI v Wishaw

Kenilworth seconds travelled to Wishaw for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 26th May.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked the home side Wishaw to bat first. Opening bowler Joey Poole was soon worrying the home batsmen, striking early with some quality seam bowling. Opener Shahid was holding firm, he went on to make a solid 32, but it was Stonehouse, batting at number four who was to be the rock in his sides innings, he went on to record a fine half century, before eventually being out for 63. Ball with 25 helped his side get to end of their fifty overs with 176 for 9. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with a superb 4 for 26 off eleven overs, spinners Charlie Stranks with 3 for 42 off twelve overs and Chris Beach 2 for 36 off eleven overs.

After the tea interval, key Kenilworth’s opening pair Elliot Haynes Sorrell and Danny Boneham began the run chase, the pair put on 19 together, before Sorrell was dismissed for 10. George Baines joined Boneham, again another partnership was broken just as it looked like the visitors were on track, the pair putting on 31, before Boneham fell for 19 with the score on fifty. Baines was now joined by Jack Howard, again another partnership was building, the score was on 80 when Howard was out for 13, adding 30. Baines soon followed for 23, and two more quick wickets fell, meant Kenilworth were up against it now on 101 for 6, still needing 71 for the outright win.

The visitors continued to struggle against the Wishaw bowling, and lost their last four wickets for only 24 more runs, all out for 125 in the 49th over, just eight balls from securing the draw. Joey Poole stood firm, added to his fine bowling with 16 not out. Smith with 4 for 24 being the pick of the Wishaw bowling, the home side winning by 51 runs, Kenilworth taking 5 points.

 

Young Freddie stars in side’s defeat

2nd XI v. Barby

On Saturday 27th May, Kenilworth ‘s second team hosted Barby for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Barby chose to bat first but lost early wickets at 18 for 2 and then 47 for 3, as young opening bowlers Ryan Bull and Freddie Davies got amongst the visiting batsmen. Barby number five Franks held his side’s innings together with a solid 62 but Kenilworth stuck to their task in the field and restricted the visitors to 184 for 9 from their fifty overs. Dan Horner and Nathan Chant took two smart catches, as the fielders back up some fine bowling, with Ryan Bull 2 for 34 off eleven overs, Freddie Davies 2 for 23 off ten overs, spinners Geoff Edmunds 1 for 33 off twelve overs , Chris Beach 1 for 49 off twelve overs and seamer Jack Howard with 1 for 49 doing the bowling honours.
 
Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well, and were soon struggling at 32 for 2, 62 for 5 and then 75 for 7, until young all-rounder Freddie Davies, batting at six, played another very impressive innings for his side. He was  left stranded on 49 not out, as Kenilworth were eventually all out for a disappointing 114 in only 32 overs.  Nathan Chant with 23 was the only other batsman with a score of note. Gurane with 4 for 31 and Silay 3 for 16 were to prove too good for the home side’s batsmen in the end, as Barby ended up the winners by 70 runs.
 
Barby 184-9 (24 points)  Kenilworth 114-10 (4 points).
 
 

Whirlwind win at Wootton

Midweek XI v. Leek Wootton

 

Kenilworth made the long trip to play Leek Wootton on a barmy early summer’s evening for a mid week twenty overs a side bash.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, host Leek Wootton never got to grips with Kenilworth’s bowling and wickets tumbled almost every over  as they were shot out for a paltry 33 in only 13 overs.
 
Wickets were shared around with 2 for Tom Skinner, 2 for Nathan Chant, a wicket for Jack Howard and the guile of keeper/batsman and now bowler Dan Horner, to show his all round prowess.
 
So, Kenilworth set off in pursuit of the 34 needed by losing a wicket first ball of their innings, whoops and then another wicket goes, suddenly Kenilworth’s other batsmen are frantically trying to pad up but  a flurry of fours from the bat of Chris Prophet and Kenilworth are home in only five overs, finishing on 34 for 3 and the victors by seven wickets.