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Beach and Baker save the side’s blushes.

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

(Losing)   DRAW

 

Dunlop Stars were bowled out for 168 in the 45th over as they visited our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 14th. July in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match.

Iklaq with 39 and Javeed 26 not out were the Dunlop Stars top scorers as paceman Ian Baker took 2-41, Joey Poole 2-27 from a very tidy 12  overs, Matt Casey 3-36 from his 9 overs, whilst spinner veteran Chris Beach snapped up 3-23 from a frugal 10 overs. Seven catches were taken by the Kenilworth side in the field, 5 of them by the impressive keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell behind the stumps.

In reply, the 2’s now had a maximum of 54 overs – an additional 4 overs – to get to the winning post and they may have wished not to have the extra overs. The side started solidly as Mark Stranks made 29 opening. The Dunlop bowlers then started to make breakthroughs although James Adamson, in mid order, steadied the side with a good 30 which included a 6 and Charlie Stranks 23. However, further wickets fell regularly and it was left to the last pair of Chris Beach 8* and Ian Baker 4* to save the day for the 2nds as they held on for several overs to draw the match, ending the day on 142-9 as all 5 Dunlop Stars’ bowlers took wickets.

 

Dunlop Stars  168-10     (16 points)      2nd XI              142-9         (9 points)

 

Elliott and Charlie put on an unbeaten 124 run partnership to secure win

Sunday XI v. Harborne II

On Sunday 1st July, Kenilworth’s Sunday were on their travels again, this time to Birmingham outfit Harborne CC for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture.

The home side won the toss, and naturally on a hot and sultry day chose to bat first. The Kenilworth bowling opening pair of Ian Baker and Matt Casey got some early pace and bounce, and Baker struck in the third over, having A. Khalil caught behind by skipper Dan (Ben) Horner for 0, Harborne 4 for 1. Robinson joined Blackedge for Harborne and these two looked to get their side going and the pair added 92 together, before the left handed Blackedge fell to a juggling catch behind by Dan Horner for a well made 59. The next wicket quickly followed, number four Milak fell to another catch behind by Horner, this time off the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds for 0 but young H. Khalil joined Robinson, and the young batsman showed great technique and skill, as the pair got their side to 195 when Robinson finally fell to sharp stumping off the impressive Will Machin for a very well played 88. Lyttle joined young Khalil, the two batsmen ending unbeaten, Khalil on 44 and Lyttle on 22, Harborne finishing on 236 for 4 off their forty overs.

For Kenilworth the wickets were shared between four bowlers, Will Machin with 1 for 23 off five overs, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 27 from eight overs, Ian Baker 1 for 37 off seven overs and 1 for 53 off six overs for Sam Leach. There were three catches and a stumping for skipper Dan Horner.

After the players returned to action after tea, Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start in their sides chase of 237. Both batsmen got early boundaries away, putting on 48 together in seven overs before Dadswell was bowled for 18. Matt Casey joined his captain at the crease, but went cheaply to a catch behind Lyttle for 1, Kenilworth 53 for 2. The in form Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, the pair added a quick 57 together when Horner was unfortunately run out for 47, Kenilworth now well placed on 110 for 3 after 19 overs. Kas Wickramasinghe came and went for 2 to a sharp catch at mid wicket. Now 116 for 4 after 21 overs. Now Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, looking to build on the partnership the pair had last Sunday, and soon enough both players got in their stride, brilliant running and plenty of boundaries flowed from both players bats, after thirty overs needed 55 to win, the visitors on 182 for 4, Sorrell was the first player to reach fifty, runs were flowing, the score quickly passed 200, then Stranks to passed fifty for the second Sunday running, the visitors were cruising and got to their target with four overs left, Sorrell unbeaten on 75, his innings containing (12 x 4 and 1 x 6) and Stranks unbeaten on 53 (7 x 4), their second partnership of over a hundred together in successive Sundays, putting on 124. For Harborne Lyttle took 2 for 57. Kenilworth finishing on 240 for 4 to win by six wickets. Kenilworth’s first outright win in the Sunday League in 2018 and the side collects 24 points.

 

Solihull Bloss’ last pair hang on

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

 

Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 30th June.

On another glorious June day, home skipper Pete Magafas won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar got their side off to a fast start, the pair adding 83 for the first wicket before Sellar was dismissed for 17. Edmunds was joined by the in form Sunny Ahmed, these two continued to keep the scoreboard moving at a good pace, putting on 60 in twelve overs, before Edmunds was dismissed for a fine 79, his containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth 143 for 2 after 26 overs. Ahmed and next man in Pete Magafas continued to find runs easy to come by, putting 86 together for the third wicket, 229 for 3 at the fall of Ahmed’s wicket, he made yet another fifty, his 61 including 6 x 4 and 1 x 6. Magafas fell for 49, Matt Casey with 8 not out at the end, as Kenilworth posted a decent 277 for 7 from their fifty overs. For the visitors Blossomfield, Fetta took 3 for 60.

Steve Rhodes and Muhammad Nayeem opened up the bowling for the home side looking for early wickets, Clark fell for no score, the visitors 11 for 1. Thompson joined Bisheer, these two began to build a partnership, eventually putting on 91 for the second wicket, as Blossomfield looked to make a solid reply, 100 for 2 when Thompson was out for 23, Bisheer soon followed and the visitors were 105 for 3. Morgan and Khan then put on 83 for the third wicket, before both fell on 188,Morgan making 45 and Khan 36, Jorjeet Singh taking the wicket of both men, Blossomfield now 188 for 5. The left are spin of Singh was about to put his side in sight of an unlikely win, from 188 for 3, Blossomfield subsided to 196 for 8, Singh with outstanding figures of 6 for 42 from twelve overs, another wicket fell, now 202 for 9, Kenilworth had two overs to claim victory, but the last pair held on, Blossomfield ended on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs. Apart from Singh’s brilliant six wicket spell, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 28, Freddie Davies 1 for 28 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 37 from twelve overs, Kenilworth claimed a winning draw, picking up 18 points, now five games unbeaten, and stay in sixth place, 31 points from the top.

Elliott hits maiden century but side is outdone by the Bloss skipper

Sunday XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Sunday 24th June, Kenilworth’s Sunday side travelled to play Solihull Blossomfield for their Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture that had been reduced to 35 overs  side due to England’s match in the World Cup. Despite the side’s eventual  loss, the day will be remembered for a superb maiden century from young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and his 155 run unbroken 5th. wicket partnership with Charlie Stranks 63*.

Visiting captain Dan Horner won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell put on 16 when Dadswell was out for 3, this bought Elliott Haynes-Sorrell to join the skipper, but Horner was caught behind for a breezy 20, Kenilworth now 42 for 2. A third wicket fell, Ben Maney bowled for 5, the visitors now 53 for 3. The in form Matt Casey joined Sorrell, but Casey also fell cheaply, dismissed for 11, now Kenilworth needed a partnership at 77 for 4.

Young Sorrell was joined by all rounder Charlie Stranks, both players started to find plenty of gaps in the field, both batsmen were running well between the wickets, Sorrell was in fine form, bringing up his fifty on the 24th over, the hundred partnership was the next landmark, now along with brilliant running, plenty of fours too, Charlie Stranks bought his own half century, in stifling heat, the level of running was unbelievable, the 200 came up, four overs of the thirty five allocation to go, Sorrell was now in the eighties, as the last over was bowled, Sorrell was closing in on a century, and with two balls to go, Sorrell scampered through for a quite brilliant maiden hundred, he finished on 101 not out (11 x 4), and the pair put on an unbroken stand of 155 for the fifth wicket, Stranks unbeaten on 63 (8 x 4). Thanks to Sorrell and Stranks, Kenilworth posted a very decent 232 for 4 from their thirty five overs. For Blossomfield, Stanway took 2 for 25.

The home side’s openers looked to try and chase down the visitors total, but lost early wickets, losing two wickets with the score on 15, first thanks to a smart run out from Ben Maney, then Matt Dadswell bowled Nunnington first ball, Dadswell struck again in his next over, having Long caught by Tom Skinner for nine, Blossomfield now in trouble at 24 for 3. Wilson was still looking to be positive despite the fall of wickets, together with new man Ramachandra, the pair looked to get their side back in the game. After the opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Matt Casey bowled a good opening spell, spin was introduced from both ends, as Tom Skinner and Charlie Stranks were introduced, Wilson and Ramachandran were starting to cut loose, Wilson looked in imperious form, he past fifty in quick time, the visitors kept plugging away, but the home pair kept finding the boundary on a regular basis. Skipper Horner tried several bowling changes, Ramachandran bought up his fifty next, Wilson was closing in on a century, as the partners went past 150, Wilson did bring up his hundred, soon after he did his partner Ramachandran was caught and bowled by Sam Leach, bowling spin, for a fine 81, Blossomfield now 200 for 4. 32 were needed off the last four overs, but Wilson smashed 18 off the 33rd over, his side almost there, Blossomfield got the required runs on the next over, finishing on 236 for 4, winning by six wickets and ten balls to spare. The Blossomfield captain truly played a fantastic innings, ending 127 not out. For Kenilworth Matt Dadswell took 2 for 40 from his seven overs and Sam Leach 1 for 31 from six overs.

On a day where each side had a centurion and a half century, its a day Elliot Haynes Sorrell won’t forget with his maiden hundred, despite the side losing.

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.