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Stranks x 2 and young Henry get the plaudits

2nd. XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and secured a comfortable 9 wicket win.

Old timers Edmunds and Stranks on form in easy win

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 24th June,  Kenilworth’s seconds travelled to Studley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Studley were put into bat but struggled against the Kenilworth bowling as only opener Santh made a score of note, he went on to make 41. Wickets were shared around, but it was the captain Geoff Edmunds who stole the show, returning with yet another five wicket haul. Edmunds recorded fine figures of 5 for 28 from twelve overs bowled. There were wickets too for fellow slow bowlers Chris Beach with 2 for 17 off eight tidy overs, leg break bowler Mo Shahid 2 for 23 off six overs and 1 for 11 off five overs for Charlie Stranks, as Studley were all out for an under par 132.
Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got the visitors off to a fine start in their reply, recording their third fifty plus opening partnership in a row, Horner making 23 out of the 65 run opening stand. Nathan Chant added 13, but it was Mark Stranks with a superb innings of 72 that saw his side home, his innings containing 9 x 4 and 1 x 6, Kenilworth finishing on 133 for 3, to win by seven wickets in only 28 overs. Three separate wicket takers for Studley, but Kenilworth recorded a comfortable victory and take 20 points home.


2’s lose out……….just

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 17th June, Kenilworth’s second XI hosted Solihull Municipal for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a glorious hot and sunny June day, Kenilworth opted to bat first and usual opening pair, Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got their side off to a solid start,  putting on 55 for the first wicket, before Stranks fell for 20. Number three Nathan Chant with 17, added 45 with Horner to get Kenilworth to 100 for 2. Horner went on to make a fine 60, his innings containing 8 boundary fours. An impressive 37 not out by young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and cameos from Charlie Stranks with 22 and Steve Rhodes 13, got Kenilworth to a decent 207 for 6 from their fifty overs. For the visitors, Walsh with 3 for 29 was the pick of the Municipal bowling.
Opener Bissett with 36 got his side off to a solid start in their reply but it would be Walsh, batting at number three who was to be the mainstay of the Municipal reply as he went on to make .
Kenilworth gave everything, but Walsh was to be the difference in the end. Wickets for seamer Steve Rhodes with 2 for 38, debutant leg spinner Shahid with 2 for 52 from 12 overs and off spinner Chris Beach with 1 for 29. Solihull Municipal finishing on 208 for 6, to win by four wickets in the 48th over.

Stranks and Alty blitz Aston Manor

2nd XI v. Aston Manor 3’s

On Saturday 10th June, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, opening pair Mark Stranks and Dan Horner made a solid start to their sides innings, both players found the boundary on regular occasions. When Horner fell, the pair had added a fine 86 in 17 overs, with Horner making 32. Further partnerships with Stranks by Ben Whidborne who made 29 and young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 19, but Stranks kept going and went on to make a brilliant hundred, eventually falling for 104 as Kenilworth posted a very decent 236 all out from their fifty overs. Rake starred with the ball for Aston Manor, taking an impressive 6 for 44 from 9 overs backed up by Woakes taking 2 for 32.
Aston Manor lost early wickets in their reply, slipping to 30 for 4, Woakes with 26 and Haseem with 13 added 31 for their sides fifth wicket, but they were to have no answer to the experience of seamer Pete Alty as he went on to single handedly destroy the visitors batting line up. The wily Alty finished with an incredible 8 for 36 from his 11.2 overs – a fantastic performance whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds took 2 for 8 as the visitors were shot out for only 75 in just 23.2 overs.
Kenilworth won by a massive 151 runs, collecting 24 points for their fine efforts.
The day belongs to Mark Stranks for a superb 104 and Pete ‘the destroyer’ Alty for an amazing 8 for 32, his career best. Well played lads.

A fine team performance secures the 2nds victory

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Saturday 3rd June, Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth were put into bat with openers Mark Stranks and Dan Horner making a strong solid start to their side’s innings. The pair put on 55 for the first wicket, before Horner fell for 29.  Stranks went on to make a fine 45, whilst Freddie Davies made an aggressive 29 including three sixes, There were useful knocks of 14 from Michael Watts and 10 from Ant Kerry that helped Kenilworth reach 145 all out in the 49th over. Stirling with 3 for 18 and Clay 3 for 27 the star performers for Weoley Hill.
The home side never looked comfortable against visitor’s bowling and lost wickets at regular intervals. Young seam bowler Freddie Davies ripped through the home batting, taking a fine 4 for 23 and he was backed up by the guile of skipper Geoff Edmunds with a frugal 4 for 13 off ten overs and his spin partner Chris Beach with 2 for 14 off nine unplayable overs. Only Grathorne with 28 not out and Simpson 19 making a double figure score for the home side, Weoley Hill all out for 83 inside only 31 overs.
A fine team performance saw Kenilworth collect 24 points, winning by 62 runs. Well played lads.