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2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa



Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Leamington Khalsa seconds in Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven on Saturday 4th August.

Home side Khalsa batted first and their openers got their side off to solid Start, Radgul making 44, number five Mick also chipping in with 30, but Kenilworth kept taking wickets and never let the home side get away, Khalsa were all out on the last of their fifty overs for 202.

The Kenilworth wickets were shared around, Tom Skinner with 2 for 23, Pete Alty and Jaesh Naik both snapping up 2 for 38, Naik answering the call to arms to play his first game of the season. Spinners Chris Beach and Charlie Stranks both having figures of 1 for 25, also two smart run outs saw the visitors completed a decent day in the field.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Geoff Hay and Elliot Haynes Sorrell put on 31, but both men fell on that score, Hay for 9 and Sorrell making 21. Four more quick wickets left the visitors struggling on 60 for 6 then 77 for 8. Soon after Kenilworth were all out for just 105 in only 29 overs. Number nine Tom Skinner made 16 not out with 4 x 4, James Adamson 12 and Pete Alty with 11, but Kenilworth fell well short, losing by 97 runs, taking just four points. Kash with three wickets and Ragul with two for the home side.




Young Freddie nearly wins the match for the 2’s

2nd XI v. Hunningham

Kenilworth’s second team hosted neighbours Hunningham seconds in their final Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East league match of the season on Saturday August 29th.

Hunningham batted first, with James making a fine 63 for the visitors, as Hunningham finished on a competitive 209 for 6 from their 45 overs, wicket takers for Kenilworth were seamer John Mortlock with 2 for 42, evergreen Ali Peebles 1 for 25, slow bowler Chris Beach with a tidy 1 for 35 off 10 overs and Nick Moore with 1 for 41.

Kenilworth’s reply was steady throughout, with young Nathan Chant with 27, Jaesh Naik 25, Dan Horner 22, Ant Kerry 19 but it was young all rounder Freddie Davies with a quickfire 58 not out (6×4 and a six) who very nearly won it for Kenilworth, finishing just short on 202 for 6 for a losing draw. Hunningham’s James with 3 for 37 capping a good day for himself.

The side end their season mid table in 6th spot in the Division after winning 6 matches, drawing 7 and losing only 3 in a tight competitive Division.

Father and son nearly see the side home

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

On Saturday 4th July Kenilworth 2nd team travelled to Leamington Khalsa for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 8 East match.

Kenilworth batted first and collapsed to 29 for 5 in the 15th over, but Charlie Stranks batting at number seven joined his dad opening batsman Mark Stranks  and they put on a superb partnership of 99 for the sixth wicket, Mark made a quality 65 (8×4) whilst Charlie a hard hitting 52 (6×4 1×6) as Kenilworth made 152 for 7 from their 50 overs. Bopanna with 2 for 17 and Sandip with 2 for 38 were the pick of the Khalsa bowling.

The Khalsa reply was held together by opener Shahid with 57 but Kenilworth continued to take wickets, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 42 from 10 overs and Brad Fern with a tidy 3 for 14 off 6 overs. Charlie Stranks  continued his good day to snap up 2-14 and Steve Rhodes took 1 for 25, but in a very tense and exciting end to the game Khalsa scraped home  nine wickets down to win by one wicket  as they reached on 153 for 9. Jaesh Naik took three smart catches in the outfield for Kenilworth and there was an outstanding catch from Ian Baker at short mid wicket. Kenilworth’s defeat sees them slip to 5th place with 146 points and opens up the top of the table as 5 sides are now chasing the two promotion places with only 10 points between them  – Stockingford leading the charge on 156, Dunlop  149, Meriden 147, Attleborough 146, Kenilworth 146 in what is now turning out to be a very tight Division.

Khalsa 24pts Kenilworth 6pts.

Seconds hang on

2nd XI v. Meriden Spartans 1st XI

On Saturday 9th May, Kenilworth Saturday 2nd team played host to Meriden Spartans 1st XI in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 8 East fixture.

Meriden batted first , opener  Moynihan 51 got them off to a solid start and he was well supported by Garry with 63, as the home bowlers were finding it hard to make break throughs against  determined  batting from the visitors. Off their 45 overs, Meriden made a decent 228 for 6, the wicket takers for Kenilworth were Skipper Geoff Edmunds with a tidy 3 for 41 of 10 overs, young seamer Jono Sparks with 2 for 44 off 9 overs and Jaesh Naik 1 for 45 off 10.

Kenilworth opener Mark Stranks showed his class with a fine 76 (8×4) was  the mainstay of Kenilworth’s reply. All-rounder  Sparks added to his earlier wickets with 21 and James Adamson with 19 were the highlights of Kenilworth’s reply. The side, finishing 174-9 off their 45 overs, hanging on for the losing draw. The pick of the Spartans attack was Buidett with 3 for 24 and Prawav with 2 for 34.

Kenilworth 8pts Meriden Spartans 18pts.

2nd XI v. Aston Manor

Bora and Peebles rampant with the bat and ball

Kenilworth 2’s eased to an 8 wicket win over Aston Manor with 5 overs to spare as opener Vitesh Bora hit a super unbeaten 83, Geoff Edmunds 31, Ant Kerry 19 and Rob Gardner 19 not out as they successfully chased down Aston’s 179 thanks to a fine 12 over spell from old timer Ali Peebles who took 5-43, Edmunds 2-6 whilst Ian Baker and Jaesh Naik took a wicket a piece. Baker also took 3 tidy outfield catches. Bora hit 11 boundaries in his innings as Kenilworth reached 181-2 in the final over in a well paced batting display.