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Side posts 308 as Barclay hits 85 and Casey 62 but Griff hang on

2nd XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

 

On Saturday 23rd June, Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Griff and Coton for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Skipper Matt Casey chose to bat first in glorious conditions on a belting pitch. Openers Mark Stranks and David Barclay made a very positive start, the pair putting on 62 in ten overs for the first wicket, Stranks the first wicket to fall, making 29. Barclay was joined by Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and these two really got the score moving, a combination of boundaries and good running saw the pair add 103 together for the second wicket, Sorrell out for 40. A third wicket for the visitors, Kenilworth now 185 for 3. Then Skipper Matt Casey joined Barclay, the pair adding 39, Barclay falling with the score on 224,after making his best score for Kenilworth of 85 that contained 8 x 4 & 1 x 6. Another wicket with the score on 224, but Casey was still there, Kenilworth’s sixth wicket fell on 241, Charlie Stranks (18) added 44 with Casey, now 285 for 7, Casey recorded his second fifty of the season, making a fine 62 (7 x 4), falling in the penultimate over. Kenilworth finished on 308 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. For Griff and Coton, Celvet with 3 for 44 and Laller 2 for 69 were the most successful bowlers.

Joey Poole made an early breakthrough for the home side, bowling Laller for 0, Griff 11 for 1. But opening bat Keshwala and Borne dug in for the visitors and began to build a solid partnership, the pair added 79, Borne out for 34 the visitors now 90 for 2. Rahman was run out for 4, Griff now 109 for 3.

Kenilworth kept chipping away at the visitors batting, but with overs running out and Griff holding on for the draw, with the score on 147 for 7, only a few overs remaining to force the win, another wicket in the last over, but Griff held on for the draw, finishing a long way short on 163 for 8 from their fifty overs. Keshwala made 60 for the visitors, for the home side Chris Beach with 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 10, Jack Howard 1 for 36 and Matt Casey 1 for 37 taking the bowling honours.

Kenilworth taking 17 points for the winning draw.

 

2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

Seconds settle for a draw

2nd XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth’s Second team hosted their RMCC counterparts on Saturday 2nd June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Visitors RMCC won the toss and chose to bat first, Joey Poole and skipper Geoff Edmunds opening the bowling for Kenilworth, after four overs RMCC were 14 for no loss and then 30 for 0 after the first ten. Poole struck the first blow, clean bowling Atif for 22 with the score on 32. Max Howard and Chris Beach replaced Edmunds and Poole, Howard taking the second wicket, having Ali caught and bowled for 19. There was then a stand of 65 between number three Meraj and number four Akbar for the third of the wicket, Akbar falling to fifth bowler Charlie Stranks for an aggressive 40. Stranks struck twice more, RMCC now 158 for 5 in the 45th over. Poole returned to have Meraj caught by Mark Stranks for a fine 60 a flurry of late runs and wickets saw RMCC finish on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs, Khan unbeaten on 27 at the end. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks 3 for 49 from twelve overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 20 off seven, Joey Poole with 2 for 54 from eleven overs and 1 for 40 for Max Howard from eight.

The Kenilworth openers Danny Boneham and Elliot Haynes Sorrell looked to make a solid start, but lost Sorrell to the first ball of the second over, 1 for 1. Keeper Dan Horner joined Boneham, the pair adding a solid 72 for the second wicket, before Boneham was bowled by Waheeb for a solid 39, Kenilworth 73 for 2 in the 29th over. Horner was joined at the wicket by Young George Baines, but he was dismissed with the score on 91, Baines making 10.David Barclay also out for 10, falling to Meraj, Kenilworth now 110 for 4 in the 40th over. The wicket of Horner for 45, who also fell to Meraj, now 116 for 5, the draw now the home side’s only option, Poole with 23 not out made sure that happened, two more late wickets meant Kenilworth finished on 154 for 7 from their fifty overs. Main wicket takers for RMCC were Sulai with 2 for 29 off nine overs and Meraj with 2 for 26 off seven overs, the match ending in a draw.

No joy for the Firsts

1st XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

On Saturday 26th May, Kenilworth hosted  Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth were put in to bat first, openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar made a solid start, the pair making 49, before Edmunds was dismissed for 23, his innings including one massive six, after he was out, Kenilworth lost two more quick wickets, slipping to 53 for 3, Sellar also out after making 19.

A cameo from Henry Curran, who made 21 and 16 from Mark Stranks steadied the home side, but the home side were struggling against the Dunlop bowlers, three more wickets left Kenilworth on 100 for 6. Batting at number eight, Steve Rhodes made 13, but the home side were to be all out in the 47th over for a below par score of 135.
For Dunlop Stars, Mahmood took 4 for 22 from ten overs and Hafiz 3 for 22 from nine overs, proving to be too good for the home sides batsmen.

In reply, Dunlop openers looked to make a fast start in their reply, they did lose an early wicket with the score on 22, Afzal caught behind by Dan Horner off Steve Rhodes for just 2. That would be the only success for the home side’s bowlers, as Baber and Azim plundered the home bowling to all parts, Baber being particularly aggressive, he finished unbeaten on 83 and number three Azim unbeaten on 31 Dunlop Stars finishing on 136 for 1 in only twenty seven overs, winning by nine wickets, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 36 from six overs, the only success for the home team.
Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts.

 

 

The day the IPL came to Dunlop!!!

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Dunlop  Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th May  and suffered a heavy 10 wicket defeat

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Put into bat, Kenilworth found scoring runs hard, openers Mark Stranks and Ant Kerry putting on 23 for the first wicket, Kerry making 13 and Stranks 16. The second wicket also falling with the score on 23, but two quick wickets falling left the visitors in trouble at 44 for 4 then 65 for 5. However, there was some promise as newbies all rounder David Barclay hit 32, Joey Poole 16 as the pair put putting on 39 for the sixth wicket, then a cameo of 19 not out from the returning George Boylin, got Kenilworth to 134 for 7 from their fifty over allocation. For Dunlop Stars, Ali with 3 for 47 from ten overs, Atta with 2 for 17 from twelve tight overs and 2 for 19 from nine overs for Hussain restricting the visitors.

After the tea interval, Dunlop Stars appeared to be in a hurry to finish the game in double quick time, opening pair Amir and Kasim plundered the Kenilworth bowling to all parts, fours and sixes in plentiful supply. Despite the efforts of the visitors efforts with the ball, they had no answer to the home sides batting, Dunlop winning easily by ten wickets, finishing on 138 for 0, getting the runs in only seventeen overs.

Amir making 71 not out and his partner Kasim 65 not out, Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts, the side will dust themselves off and go again next week.