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3rd’s batting woes continue despite Stanners’ steadfast efforts

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

LOSE!

On Saturday 25th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled to Lapworth for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Lapworth to bat first, opening bowlers Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell bowled a tight opening spell, neither bowler giving the batsmen anything to score from, and young Dadswell struck first, deceiving Griffin, bowling him for 3, Lapworth 9 for 1 off eight overs. This bought Carr to the crease to partner Lewis, still without further wickets, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight. After a while, the home side were starting to get back into the game, Lewis and Carr building a steady partnership together until Carr was tempted by Spinner Andy Smith, skipper Geoff Edmunds taking a decent catch, Carr out for 47. The introduction of Sam Leach proved the undoing for Lewis, deceived by the guile of Leach, bowled for 49, a quick 28 from Pratt, bowled by Ed Smith, but the home side never really got away, in between Ed Smith took a fine catch off deep long on off Geoff Edmunds, Lapworth ending on 180 for 6 from their forty five overs, a wicket for Nick Moore with his last ball. Bowling figures for Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 9 off six tidy overs, Andy Smith with 1 for 18 off six overs, Sam Leach 1 for 25, Nick Moore with 1 for 28 from 6 overs, Ed Smith and Geoff Edmunds both with 1 for 29 from nine overs each.

Kenilworth openers Andy Dadswell and Jeff Stanners strode to the crease after the tea interval, Dadswell fell for 6, adjudged lbw, the inform Will Machin fell soon after, the visitors 22 for 2. Sam Leach joined Stanners, Leach looking to be aggressive, finding the boundary with some nice shots, the pair putting on 51 together until Leach was out for 29. From 66 for 2, Kenilworth slumped to 66 for 7, Steve Seeley doing the damage, eventually having figures of 3 for 4 from eight overs, five Kenilworth batsmen out without scoring in the innings, opener Jeff Stanners stood firm though, only a late 8 from Andy Smith , the side’s third highest batting score (!!) and together with Jeff Stanners, shared in a 29 run 9th wicket partnership (albeit it composed of many extras) and Jeff ended unbeaten on 20, to carry his bat through the 37.3 overs Kenilworth faced, the visitors all out for 101. Lapworth the winners by 79 runs. Winter also taking 3 for 14 from ten overs for the home side.

Kenilworth’s batting woes that have haunted them all season continued, the reason why they slipped to bottom of Division Six. One game remains for the side. Kenilworth take four points.

A bowlers day except for Chant’s winning efforts with the bat.

3rd. XI v. Bearley

 

WIN!

The 3rd XI bounced back from their recent run of defeats and took revenge on Bearley in their Division 6 match in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League with a 4 wicket win in a low scoring, bowler friendly day.

Bearley crashed from 51-1 to 89 all out inside 31 overs, despite the efforts of Franklin 28 and Mira 21 as the Kenilworth bowlers ripped through the side.

Old time seamer Pete Alty took 2-33 from his 10 overs but it was Johnny Mortlock and Geoff Edmunds who did the damage. Mortlock took 4-26 from 8 overs whilst Edmunds, who was unplayable took an unbelievable 4-3 from 5.3 frugal overs as they ran through the Bearley line up. There were 2 outfield catches for Nathan Chant and one each for both Sam Leach and Geoff Hay.

Chant then hit a very solid 45 (9 x 4) for the 3rd XI chasing and Leach was 21 not out as wickets tumbled but the side held their nerves and reached 90-6 in 24 overs to bring them victory with the winning runs being hit by Jeff Stanners after Andy Dadswell had made 10. Wicket takers for Bearley were Kyfayat with 4-31 off his 10 overs and Shakyl 1-29 off 6 overs but the day belonged to Kenilworth and to Edmunds, Mortlock and Chant, in particular.

 

 

Bearley’s Mirza in a hurry to beat the Thirds

3rd XI v. Bearley

On Saturday 7th July Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to Bearley for the second time this season for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

As is the norm, the home side won the toss and put Kenilworth into bat, Uma Shanker and Ant Kerry put on 23 for the first wicket, before Kerry was bowled for 8, this soon became 29 for 2, Shanker gone for 9, Andy Dadswell fell for a disappointing 1, Kenilworth in trouble at 30 for 3. Young Will Machin and the experienced Ed Smith were building a good partnership together, the pair put on 53 before Smith was bowled by Castle for 30, Jeff Stanners, after scoring his first runs for three seasons (congratulations!!  …..and even acknowledged by a Bearley player on his send off!), fell for 2, and then Machin for a well played 33, Kenilworth were 101 for 6, then a cameo 21 from skipper Geoff Edmunds, but the visitors were all out for a disappointing 127 in 38 overs. Harris with 4 for 47 and Castle 3 for 19 doing the damage for the home side.

When eventually Bearley went out to bat, opener Mirza looked in a hurry, he soon found scoring runs look very easy, he lost his opening partner Assim for 11, thanks to a smart catch from Will Machin off skipper Edmunds, Castle made a quick 14, before being deceived by Edmunds, lbw. Mirza though kept going, soon bringing up his fifty, Machin had Franklin caught by Ed Smith for 6 and Andy Smith bowled Shakyl for 0, attempting to sweep, Yewer survived a huge shout but was given not out whilst Mirza ended 85 not out, as Bearley reached 128 for 4 off 30 overs. There were wickets Kenilworth’s Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 32, Will Machin 1 for 13 and veteran spinner Andy Smith with 1 for 47 off ten overs. Kenilworth take 4 points. 

 

A day to forget for the 3’s batsmen

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

 

Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Lapworth 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 23rd June at their Harbury ground.

The visitors won the toss, and what seems to be the norm, asked Kenilworth to bat first. The home side made a terrible start, losing Jeff Stanners, Andy Dadswell, Gareth Knights and Ben Maney all for no score, the home side in huge trouble at 9 for 4, when opener Uma Shanker fell for 13, the home side were 36 for 5, that became 38 for 6 when skipper Sam Leach fell for 16, Matt Dadswell soon followed, the home side now 39 for 7, Geoff Edmunds made 2, now 51 for 9.

A last wicket stand of 31 between number ten Tom Skinner and last man Pete Alty got the home side to a below par total of 82 all out in just 30 overs, Skinner last man out for 23, Alty unbeaten on 2. For Lapworth, Croston with 3 for 18, McCormick 3 for 7 and Seeley taking 2 for 11.

Quick wickets were needed if the home side were to get back into it, Ed Smith was the man to do this, bowling with pace, he reduced the visitors to 5 for 3, Wright, Choudry and Morris falling to Smith, game on, when Pete Alty reduced Lapworth to 22 for 4, the visitors were rocking, Geoff Edmunds had Winter caught by Uma Shanker, the visitors were 29 for 5. But Seeley joined opener Lewis, the pair dug in and eventually seeing their side home, putting on an unbroken stand of 57 for the sixth wicket, Lewis 45 not out the difference in the end. A catch each for Shanker, Sam Leach and Andy Dadswell, wickets for Kenilworth were for Ed Smith 3 for 8 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds with 1 for 6 from ten miserly overs and Pete Alty 1 for 17 off six overs.

Lapworth finished on 86 for 5 to win by five wickets, Kenilworth taking just two points, on a day their batsmen will want to forget.

 

 

The Thirds batsmen disappoint as side lose

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

On Saturday 9th June Kenilworth’s Third team hosted high flying Warwick Staff 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground.

Put into bat the home side made a poor start against an accurate Staff bowling attack, Uma Shanker fell for 2, with the score on six. Jeff Stanners fell with the score on 17, Andy Dadswell joined opener Geoff Hay, both Dadswell and Hay were out for 14 to Wright, who went on to finish with 3 for 24 from his ten overs.

At 39 for 6 after the needless run out of Matt Dadswell for one, and the home side were in deep trouble, and at 60 for 9, last man Andy Kennell joined Skipper Geoff Edmunds, the pair nudged 17 to the total before Edmunds was caught off Amor for 13, Kenilworth all out for a paltry 77 in forty overs, along with 23 extras, Dadswell and Hay hit 14 and Edmunds 13, the only double figure scores. Amor took 3 for 15 from ten overs to back up Wright’s efforts.

After the players enjoyed tea, Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell opened up the bowling for Kenilworth, and after Rodger hit the first ball of their reply for four, Smith bowled the opener with his next ball, Staff 4 for 1. A stand of 39 between opener Darby and Wright for the second wicket put their side on control, but the introduction of spinner Tom Skinner in replacing Smith, Smith having figures of 1 for 14 off five overs, Skinner having Wright caught by Ed Smith for 15, 43 for 2 soon became 56 for 4, a bowled and a catch from Geoff Hay, briefly gave the home side a glimmer of hope. Darby stood firm for the visitors, he saw his side home with 32 not out, Warwick Staff finished on 81 for 4, to win by six wickets in the 30th over. Tom Skinner returned excellent figures of 3 for 17 from ten quality overs, the only real positive from a disappointing day.

Kenilworth taking just two points for their efforts.